Intralot hit by Argentina and Bulgaria B2C declines in H1

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Intralot hit by Argentina and Bulgaria B2C declines in H1 Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has put a 7.6% year-on-year drop in reported consolidated revenue primarily down to declines within its B2C division, specifically in the Argentina and Bulgaria markets. Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Slots Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has put a 7.6% year-on-year drop in reported consolidated revenue primarily down to declines within its B2C division, specifically in the Argentina and Bulgaria markets.Reported consolidated revenue for the six months to June 30, 2019 amounted to €378.1m (£343.0m/$415.2m), down from €409.1m in the same period last year.Sports betting was the main source of income for Intralot, accounting for 44.9% of total revenue for the half, just ahead of lottery with a 42.6% share. Racing was responsible for the remaining 2.5% of revenue.Although worldwide wagers were up 16.4% year-on-year to €10.5bn, this did not stop Intralot posting a decline in revenue, mainly attributed to a €25.5m drop in revenue from its licensed operations (B2C) activity line.In Bulgaria, revenue fell €17.8m, mainly due to its sports betting performance as a result of a conservative pay-out strategy, although its numerical and racing performance in the country was on par with last year.Meanwhile, in Argentina, while revenue was down by €8.7m, Intralot noted that in local currency terms, revenue was up 24.9%. Intralot put this down to the results being heavily affected the hyper-inflationary economy reporting standard, which in turn impacted the foreign exchange currency translation.Intralot also reported an 8.5% drop in management B2B/B2G contracts during the first half, primarily due to unfavourable exchanged rates in Turkey, as well as a discontinued contract in Russia and a drop in sales in Morocco.Technology and support services B2B and B2G revenue was down by 1.3%, as Intralot was impacted by lower sales in Greece and Argentina. However, the provider did note that this was partially offset by positive performances in various other regions.In the US, technology and support services revenue climbed by €11.2m, boosted by a new contract in Illinois and a Powerball jackpot in Q1, while revenue in both the Netherlands and Chile was up year-on-year.On a global basis, Europe remains Intralot’s core market, with revenue standing at €240.7m for the period, although this is down by 12.6% on last year, mainly due to the Belgium struggles. Americas revenue was up 1.6% to €102.2m, but other regions saw revenue slip 5.0% to €54.8m.Although Intralot did not set out details of its costs and expenses for the half, it did says spending had an impact on earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), which fell 15.9% year-on-year to €58.7m.Intralot noted increased selling and administrative expenses in the US as part of its preparations for the launch of the Illinois contract in February, coupled with a minimum state guarantee settlement in Morocco and higher marketing expenses related to online sports betting activity in Turkey.Earnings before tax plummeted from €23.3m to €2m, while gross profit also fell 15,7% from €90.5m to €76.3m. However, Intralot did see its operating cash flow climb €12.3m to €49.0m.Reflecting on the results, Sokratis Kokkalis, group chairman and chief executive of Intralot, said the business is still absorbing the impact of last year’s negative developments, in which the business lost a number of key contracts and saw sales dip in a number of key regions.However, he added: “[The H1 results] reflect improvement in operating cash flows and liquidity by successfully implementing our three-pillar strategy for operational improvements, new business, and non-core asset disposals.“We successfully completed the delivery and transition to the Lotos X new central system for our historic client OPAP in July, and came to an agreement with OPAP for the disposal of our 16.5% participation in Hellenic Lotteries for a consideration of €20.0m,” he said. “The renewal of our contract with the DC Lottery to include sports betting and the award of a new sports betting contract in Morocco demonstrate Intralot’s readiness to tap fresh opportunities with cutting-edge new technological solutions.”The results come after Intralot in June set out plans to focus its efforts on pursuing opportunities in the US market to help drive growth in 2019-20. At the time, Kokkalis cited the growing legal sports betting market as the primary focus for Intralot in the US.center_img Email Address 2nd September 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Hito histórico de esperanza en la Iglesia Episocopal Dominicana y…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Hito histórico de esperanza en la Iglesia Episocopal Dominicana y para LatinoAmérica Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Con alegría y acción de gracias recibimos por primera vez en nuestro país, al Primado y Presidente de  nuestra Santa Iglesia, Su Gracia Reverendísima Michael Curry, quien  en la mañana del sábado 13 de febrero del 2016, celebró  la Eucaristía en la que ordenó al Electo Obispo  Coadjutor de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana (Comunión Anglicana)  Reverendo Padre Moisés Quezada Mota.El sagrado acto litúrgico contó además con la presencia de un sinnúmero de Obispos pertenecientes a Diócesis Compañeras, quienes junto al Primado, transmitieron mediante la imposición de las manos,  la luz y el poder del Espíritu Santo, transmitiendo así, el sacramento de la sucesión continua de los obispos al recién ordenado.El nuevo ordenado  escuchó emocionado el Sermón que estuvo a cargo de nuestro Obispo Emérito Telésforo Isaac, quien con espíritu de verdad  y como miembro de Cristo, señaló que ´´Nada es más dulce que la caridad`´ y  en la que lo exhortó a servir siempre a los demás y a vivir de manera intensa la misericordia.Queridos hermanos, nos hará bien reflexionar atentamente al  ministerio que le ha sido confiado hoy a nuestro hermano. .Jesucristo, Señor nuestro, enviado por el Padre para redimir a la humanidad, envió, a su vez, a los doce apóstoles por el mundo, para que, llenos del Espíritu Santo, anunciaran el Evangelio a todos los pueblos, y reuniéndolos bajo el único pastor, los santificaran y guiaran a la salvación.Para que este ministerio se mantuviera hasta el final de los tiempos, los apóstoles eligieron colaboradores, a quienes, por la imposición de las manos, les comunicaron el don del Espíritu Santo que habían recibido de Cristo, confiriéndoles la plenitud del sacramento del Orden. De esta manera, se ha ido transmitiendo a través de los siglos este ministerio, por la sucesión continua de los Obispos y permanece y se acrecienta hasta nuestros días la obra del Salvador.Reciban, pues, con alegría y acción de gracias a nuestro hermano Moisés. Quien por la imposición de las manos, se le ha agregado  a la Cámara de los Obispos. Deben honrarlo como ministro de Cristo y dispensador de los misterios de Dios: a él se le ha confiado dar testimonio del Evangelio y el ministerio del Espíritu para la santificación. Recuerden las palabras de Jesús a los apóstoles: «Quien los escucha a ustedes, a mí me escucha; quien los rechaza a ustedes, a mí me rechaza y, quien me rechaza a mí, rechaza al que me ha enviado.»En cuanto a nuestro querido hermano, elegido por el Señor, recuerda que has sido escogido  para servirles a tu prójimo en las cosas de Dios. De hecho, el episcopado es el nombre de un servicio, no un honor; ya que al Obispo compete más el servir que el dominar, según el mandato del Maestro: el que es mayor entre ustedes, debe hacerse el más pequeño, y el que gobierna, como aquel que sirve.Proclama la palabra de Dios a tiempo y llama la atención del mundo,  pero siempre con dulzura; exhorta con toda paciencia, y con deseo de edificar para gloria del Señor. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Latin America 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Por Germán Buenaventura Bueno TorresPosted Mar 9, 2016 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img

Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/6/2015

first_imgWeather that Impacts CORN: The quick clipper system will be exiting the region to the east today, leaving 2-6” in its wake. Now focus turns to another colder air punch that comes for tomorrow and tomorrow night. Temps today will be limited to the teens and 20s for highs, and lows will go below zero. The coldest part of the air mass will be in for tomorrow when parts of extreme northern Indiana may struggle to get much past 5 for high temperatures. The rest of the state will be in the single digits to low teens. We look for lows well below zero with wind chills adding to the cold feel. Temps will be slow to moderate as we finish the week, but as we mentioned yesterday, they will fall short of returning completely to normal. Models yesterday pushed the next little system back into early next week, with light precipitation sneaking across the OH River into Monday midday and afternoon. The front still hooks up to much better moisture and organized low pressure farther south in the lower delta, and that is where the best moisture will be. Right now, we look for no more than 2 tenths of moisture to start the week, mostly in the extreme southern part of the state. SOYBEAN Weather SHARE SHARE The next big precipitation event is on the way for the 17th-18th…with up to 1.5” of rain in the eastern HRW belt and some potential for heavier snows in the western half. However the system is just developing as it enters the plains…so coverage of moisture for wheat may be down around 60%. The rest of next week is remains cold and mostly dry, although not quite as cold as this week. We do not see temperatures returning to near normal levels until at least the third week of January. Models continue to show a strong front around the 19th-20th that should bring rain to start followed by a change over to snow. Models suggest half to 1.5” rains over a large part of IN with a snowy ending that may yield accumulations as well. This is well out in the forecast window, and we look for changes…but the system is still intact. Temps remain below normal over most of the Corn Belt for the rest of the week, although we should see some slightly moderation in temps toward the end of the week. Highs still look brutally cold for tomorrow. High temperatures in WI, MN, northern IL, northern IA and parts of MI will not get above 0 on tomorrow, and overnight lows will from 15-25 below or colder in those same areas. Next week is mostly dry, with the only system affecting southern MO and the OH valley early on. A strong front can bring moderate to heavy rains and also heavy snows to the region for the 18th-20th. Wheat Weather  Facebook Twitter Three rain events in Argentina from now through the 21st. These rain events total 2-4 inches combined and will have coverage at 90% of the key ag areas. The first of the events hit today through early Thursday, the next from late this weekend into early next week, and then the third for the 18th-20th. Temps remain in the upper 80s to low 90s, but are not problematic No change in South African corn production areas. Scattered showers over the next two weeks will produce half to 1 inch combined totals, with the best rain chances still sitting in the period from the 14th-15th. SRW areas remain will be cold this week, just like everybody else. The clipper system that moved through last night should have put a decent snow blanket on a significant part of SRW acres. Still, there will be a small amount of concern about winter kill as we get our coldest temperatures in the next 24-36 hours in SRW country. Brazil corn areas in southern Brazil look to get slightly better rain chances in the next two weeks. However, those rains will have trouble making it north of Parana. We see 1-2 inch rains in Rio Grande do Sul through Santa Catarina and Parana over the next two weeks combined. 2 fronts will lead that charge. Farther north, corn areas in Bahia will stay drier with only scattered moisture. Another inch or more is possible late in the period from the 15th-20th over most corn areas. Temps will be normal to above normal. FSU/Black Sea wheat areas still have a chance of see some scattered rain and snow showers from tonight through early Thursday. Our massive arctic outbreak remains on track to hit around the 12th-15th and should produce moderate to good snows along the leading edge of the cold air. . Normal temps and precipitation then expected through the 21st. By Ryan Martin – Jan 6, 2015 Big up and down swings in the temps are expected this week in the western HRW areas. Cold air holds farther east. This will reduce snow cover over about 40% of the HRW crop and open it up to bigger effects of the 20-30 degree swings in temps. Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/6/2015 Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/6/2015 Heat stress in Brazil soy areas will be top of mind through the next 10 days. Temps look to top out in the mid 90s to low triple digits from eastern Goias east and northward through southwest Bahia and western Minas Gerais. These are not the biggest soy producing areas, but they do have decent production, and will be solidly in the flowering and pod set stage in this time frame. Any scattered moisture that falls (and there will be some, to the tune of up to half an inch through the next week or so) will help mitigate the heat some. The next significant rains to move into Brazil’s soybean belt will hit around the 15th-20th. Models continue to show half to 3 inch rains or better with coverage at 70% in that window. Farther west, we continue to see limited to scattered showers and storms from now through the 15th. Moisture totals for the 10 day period will be from .25”-.75”, but coverage will be 50% or less. Areas in far western Matto Grosso where harvest is ramping up will be looking for dry windows to plant corn…so this forecast may not be all bad. But, it is something the markets are watching closely. We continue to look for to stay in an 86-93 degree range through the period over most areas in the central and western part of the soy belt. BEYOND INDIANA: Facebook Twitter Previous articlePork Checkoff Continues CEO SearchNext articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martinlast_img read more

Turkmenistan bans journalist Soltan Achilova from travelling abroad

first_img December 18, 2020 Find out more March 21, 2019 – Updated on March 22, 2019 Turkmenistan bans journalist Soltan Achilova from travelling abroad March 13, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the international travel ban that the Turkmen authorities have imposed on Soltan Achilova, former correspondent of Radio Azatlyk, RFE/RL’s Turkmen service, and urges them to stop harassing her and the small number of other independent journalists in Turkmenistan.One of the few Turkmen journalists to work openly for independent media outlet, Achilova was about to take a flight to Tbilisi, the capital of nearby Georgia, to attend an international seminar when officials stopped her at Ashgabat airport and told her she was forbidden to leave the country. Travel bans are often imposed on dissidents in Turkmenistan, one of the worlds most closed countries.“A ban on leaving the country is the start of severe repressive measures against a journalist in Turkmenistan,” RSF said. “This persecution of Soltan Achilova is intolerable. We call on the international community to respond and to challenge the Turkmen authorities about the systematic human rights abuses.”The Turkmen authorities cannot stand dissident journalists and clearly have Achilova in their sights. She has been the victim of a dozen physical attacks in the past two years and was assaulted three times in the space of a just few days in November 2016.Ranked 178th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, Turkmenistan is black hole from which little news and information emerge and where the few independent journalists risk severe persecution. Prague-based Radio Azatlyk is one of the few sources of independent news in the Turkmen language.Access to the Internet in Turkmenistan is managed by a single provider and most of the population has almost no access outside of Internet cafés, where users must first present identification. Most websites offering independently reported information are blocked. Organisation TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenImpunityFreedom of expression Follow the news on Turkmenistan TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenImpunityFreedom of expression Receive email alerts to go further #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries News News News Soltan Achilova, Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan March 31, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Getting Your Freak On With Canyon Park’s Haunted Hike 2013

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Community News Subscribe “Don’t fear the dark, fear what lies within.”The tag line alone can send shivers down anyone’s spine, and that’s exactly what Monrovia Canyon Park aims to do this October 24 to 26 with its much-anticipated Haunted Hike 2013.What started out in 2002 as an “enchanted forest hike,” Canyon Park officials realized that what the people really want is something more exciting and heart pounding.Senior Park Ranger Hector Inzunza says, “they wanted (the hike) to be more involved and scarier, where we have characters from horror movies coming out.”The Haunted Hike grew and flourished for six years, but when the recession hit in 2008, park resources had to be refocused elsewhere, thus cancelling the event altogether.But this Halloween 2013, Haunted Hike is back with a vengeance.“Recently, we had a study session and this is one of the events that was talked about and the public and staff wanted it back,” says Inzunza. So after submitting his proposal to bring the event back, and having volunteers work out the logistics, Haunted Hike is back to its howling ways.As for what to expect at Haunted Hike 2013, “This year, people are going to be parking down at Old Town Monrovia. They’re going to be driven up to the canyon in the Ghost Bus,” says Inzunza. “We have these buses/shuttles. People will be picked up in Old Town Monrovia and be dropped off in the dark at our trailhead. Hike times are every 15 minutes with up to 25 people.”Once dropped off, a hike leader will lead the group through the woods on the trail and will be about a quarter mile long. There will be characters hiding in the bushes and certain scenes will be presented along the trail to add to the mood, all carefully designed to scare visitors, “in a safe way, of course,” adds Inzunza.At the drop-off point, if a guest suddenly gets cold feet and decides not to join the hike, Inzunza says, “that’s fine. But unfortunately there’s no refund. If you’re too scared to come up here, then we did our job. Thank you very much.”The trail will then lead to a 5,000 square foot outdoor maze, “if not bigger,” says Inzunza. Visitors will then have to figure out a way out of the maze, where characters lurk behind corners.“They’ll be going to the maze in twos. It makes it more exciting when you’re either by yourself or it’s just the two of you going into a maze,” Inzunza explains. “There’s safety in numbers, we understand that and we’re going to isolate you and scare you; that’s what you paid for and that’s what we’re going to do, that’s our job.”The outdoor maze will then lead to an indoor maze where “the theme is going to be a certain phobia that folks have,” says Inzunza, “I don’t want to give it away, but if you don’t like a certain circus character, then you’re in for the treat.”Once outside the indoor maze, visitors will then be led outside down the road, where zombies will be out to get you in all directions, amidst the fog.Canyon Park officials tout this Hike as the scariest Haunted Hike in California. And with all the scenes, situations, and characters that have been carefully planned out by the haunt staff, it looks like it just might be a night to remember.The Haunted Hike will be held at these times: 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:00pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm, 9:00pm and last hike at 9:15pm. Guests should allow one hour for the entire hike.Tickets are available now, and sold at $20 each. Or you can receive a group discount of $16 per ticket with a group of 5 or more.Tickets can be purchased at Community Services 119 W. Palm Avenue, Monrovia from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.Due to the nature of the event, no one under 13 years of age will be admitted.To learn more about Haunted Hike 2013, visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff Neighborhood News Getting Your Freak On With Canyon Park’s Haunted Hike 2013 The Halloween spirit goes full bore at Monrovia Canyon Park on October 24 to 26, with the return of its (in)famous Haunted Hike. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, October 7, 2013 | 1:28 pmlast_img read more

Gardai: don’t drive unless necessary

first_img Gardai: don’t drive unless necessary PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – January 2, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Motorists are being warned of dangerous driving conditions again today given another night of freezing temperatures.Compacted snow, black ice and slush are making driving extremely dangerous and gardaí say people should not drive unless they have to.Secondary roads, and housing estates across the county remain very dangerous while extra care should also be taken on the main routes.Inspector Michael Harrison is head of the traffic corp in Donegal:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiccenter_img Previous articleSome areas still without running waterNext articlePolice investigate two exposure incidents in Derry News Highland WhatsApp Google+ News Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Councillor questions motivation of Bunbeg Cliff Rescue closure

first_img Google+ Councillor questions motivation of Bunbeg Cliff Rescue closure Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Councillor has question claims from the Department of Transport claims that the cliff rescue unit of the Bunbeg Coastguard was closed down for safety reasons.The deprtemnt said the decision was taken pending the completion of a review of the cliff service and the overall requirements.The Bunbeg Unit, which comprises of 23 volunteers, covers much of the countries northwestern coastline.Local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac GiollaEasbuig say s the decision is to save money and is not based on safety grounds………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleHeritage Week begins with over 90 events in DonegalNext articleUpdate – Two Derry based lorry drivers appear in court in Essex following container death admin Google+ Newscenter_img By admin – August 23, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

“For The Good Of The Institution”: AG KK Venugopal Refuses Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

first_imgTop Stories”For The Good Of The Institution”: AG KK Venugopal Refuses Consent For Contempt Proceedings Against Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi Srishti Ojha26 Feb 2021 11:07 PMShare This – xAttorney General of India KK Venugopal has refused to give his consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for statements made by him during an interview. A request was made by activist Saket Gokhale seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Gogoi for his statements about the Judiciary and the Supreme Court.While refusing to grant consent,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAttorney General of India KK Venugopal has refused to give his consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for statements made by him during an interview. A request was made by activist Saket Gokhale seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Gogoi for his statements about the Judiciary and the Supreme Court.While refusing to grant consent, AG Venugopal has acknowledged that some very strong statements were made by Gogoi about the judiciary and the Supreme Court in a recent interview, and reflected his ‘deep frustration with the ills that undoubtedly beset the justice deliver system’. However, AG Venugopal also stated that everything that was said by Gogoi in the interview in question was for the good of the institution and will not in any manner scandalize the Court or lower its authority in public eyes.Saket Gokhale had on 23rd February written to AG Venugopal seeking contempt proceedings against Former CJI and current Parliamentarian Ranjan Gogoi for insulting the Supreme Court and scandalizing and attempting to lower its dignity. Gokhale brought to the AG’s attention an interview given by Gogoi during a conclave event organised by the India Today group on 12th February this year.Some of the statements made by Gogoi were cited including “You want a 5 trillion dollar economy but you have a ramshackled judiciary”, “If you were to go to the court, you would be only washing your dirty linen in the court, you won’t get a verdict I have no hesitation in saying it”, “Only corporations willing to take chances with their millions of rupees go toSupreme Court ” “the judicial system has not worked for more reason than one”, “Unfortunately , there are many judges who are succumbing to criticism made in media”.According to Gokhale, Gogoi’s statements constituted gross contempt of court and undermined the top Court’s, especially considering that the statements came from not a layperson but from someone who sat on the highest seat of the judiciary.Gokhale had also referred to the contempt cases of comedian Kunal Kamra and artist Rachita Taneja, stating that the prosecution consent granted by the AG’s office in those contempt cases established a benchmark of what constitutes a contempt of court in your opinion, and Gogoi’s comments were far more contemptuous in their degree and seriousness in scandalizing the Apex Court.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Cables cut at house in Letterkenny

first_imgCables for CCTV and TV have been cut at a house in Letterkenny. The incident happened at Sprackburn Drive on Thursday last between the hours of midday and 6pm.Gardaí are investigating the incident anyone with information is being urged to contact them in Letterkenny. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWindow of house smashed on outskirts of LetterkennyNext articleMain Evening News, Sport & Obituary Notices for Tuesday 6th April News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – April 6, 2021 center_img Cables cut at house in Letterkenny Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Marine veteran was among US citizens detained by ICE, ACLU says

first_imgNick J./iStock(NEW YORK) — In 2014, after serving in the Marine Corps for nearly three years, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez returned home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was born and raised, and found himself struggling with post-traumatic stress, not able to adjust to his new life as a civilian.He says he reached a breaking point when he suffered a psychotic episode on Nov. 21, 2018, and was arrested by the Grand Rapids Police for trespassing on the roof of a local hospital.Ramos-Gomez was not a patient but went there because he was struggling with his post-traumatic stress, according to Miriam Aukerman, his lawyer and a senior attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan.Following his arrest, Ramos-Gomez was booked into the Kent County Correctional Facility, a jail in Grand Rapids.An ACLU lawsuit says he was then detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without probable cause and held in a detention center for three days, despite his having — and ICE knowing — that he had multiple means of identification in his possession showing he was a U.S. citizen — including a REAL ID driver’s license and U.S. passport.A statement later released by ICE says Jilmar Ramos Gomez allegedly told officials he was from a foreign country when he was in custody on Nov. 23, 2018. In its lawsuit, the ACLU asserts, however, that the evidence shows ICE officials had proof of his citizenship before and after they spoke to him.ICE declined to comment on the case.Ramos-Gomez is one of some 20,000 U.S. citizens detained by ICE over the past 10 years, according to the Cato Institute. ICE has declined to release any figures.“There’s been a ratcheting up of deportations and arrests by ICE over the last 10 years or so and these types of mistakes are to be expected but are unacceptable,” said Douglas Rivlin, director of communications for America’s Voice, an immigrant rights advocacy group. “We expect very high standards from our federal officials but we are not getting the level of accuracy and competence that we need to get from our federal officials.”The number is higher for lawful permanent residents, according to the Cato Institute. Data released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan organization that releases information about federal enforcement, show that, between 2008 and 2012, ICE issued detainer requests against 28,000 legal permanent residents.Since ICE has not released documents or information on any of the detainer requests, the reasons behind issuing them are unknown.“An LPR can be lawfully detained for removal purposes if they have a criminal conviction that makes them subject to deportation,” said Jennie Paquerella, director of immigrants’ rights and senior staff attorney for the ACLU of Southern California. “The problem is that ICE often puts detainers on LPRs who do not have such convictions and sometimes no convictions at all.”Pasquerella recently won a lawsuit that ruled that ICE’s primary deportation program unconstitutional. The lawsuit, called Gonzalez v. ICE, is based on Gerardo Gonzalez, a natural born U.S. citizen who was issued a detainer request by ICE in 2012.According to the complaint, ICE has subjected more than two million people to these unconstitutional arrests since the inception of the program in 2008.“ICE is doing everything that they possibly can to prevent people who are in their custody from accessing attorneys, even from having their families know where they’re being held,” Rivlin said. “It’s a very secretive process.”ICE declined to comment on the process federal officials have to follow when someone is detained. According to its website, facilities follow ICE’s National Detention Standards, which state that only “non-U.S. citizens who are apprehended and determined to need custodial supervision are placed in detention facilities.”According to the ACLU lawsuit, when he was arrested, Ramos-Gomez not only had his U.S. passport and REAL ID driver’s license, but also his Marine Corps identification tags. At the jail in Grand Rapids, the lawsuit says, an off-duty officer with the Grand Rapids Police Department emailed an ICE agent to check on his immigration status after seeing news of his arrest on TV.The officer claimed he suspected terrorism but emails and exchanges between the GRPD officers and ICE officials published by the ACLU reveal, the group says, that the officer never indicated the issue was urgent or that it involved terrorism. In his email, the lawsuit says, he said only that he was concerned with Ramos’ immigration status.The email resulted in ICE agents speaking to Ramos-Gomez in the Kent County jail, the ACLU says. And even though the agents reviewed his Real ID driver’s license and a database that listed Ramos’ birthplace as Michigan, the lawsuit says, he was nevertheless then sent to another immigration detention center in Michigan on Dec. 14, because ICE officials still believed he was undocumented.“He’s booked in and he has his REAL ID compliant license that shows he is a veteran and here lawfully,” said Aukerman, his attorney. “And while he’s there, he does not get the care that he needs and so his mental health seriously deteriorates.”When ICE started removal proceedings, the notice charges incorrectly stated that Ramos-Gomez was a Guatemalan citizen who arrived unlawfully in the U.S. While he was born in Michigan, his family is from Guatemala, but in their statement, officials did not provide an explanation for why they indicated he was not a U.S. citizen and, instead, from the Central American country. Before ICE could continue, Ramos-Gomez’s family attorney intervened.An ICE agent then again reviewed and confirmed Ramos’ citizenship and he was released on Dec. 17, 2018, almost a month after his arrest.Since his release, Ramos-Gomez says he is still suffering from the trauma of being detained and almost deported.“If you had a judge who would have looked at this, who would have looked at the police reports and the information that was available, no judge would have signed off on a warrant,” Aukerman said.Nearly a year after his arrest, the city of Grand Rapids settled a lawsuit brought by Ramos-Gomez, the city commission agreeing to pay him $190,000 for the department’s involvement in his detention.Following the settlement with the city, the ACLU along with attorneys at the Loevy and Loevy law firm filed a lawsuit and a complaint against ICE and the Department of Homeland Security alleging wrongful detainment of the Marine Corps veteran. The ACLU is seeking unspecified compensation for Ramos-Gomez and records pertaining to his detainment and data on other U.S. citizens and lawful residents who have been detained in the hopes this situation from happening to others.“There needs to be accountability and transparency,” Aukerman said. “It’s unusual for ICE to actually acknowledge responsibility but with the lawsuit, they have a chance to decide whether they want to take responsibility for what they did or whether they want to fight it.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more