Stride Gaming prepares for £4m fine

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 26th September 2018 | By contenteditor Bingo leader expects regulator fine to be imposed before the end of 2018 Online bingo giant Stride Gaming expects to pay out up to £4m (€4.5m/$5.2m) in a fine imposed for compliance failures.The operator, which is believed to have around a 25% share of the UK’s online bingo-led casino market, lost a third of its market value last month after announcing it had been informed that the Gambling Commission intended to issue a “significant financial penalty” after reviewing how one of its brands “historically carried on its licensed activities”.In a trading update issued today (Wednesday), Stride said the board had made provision of £4m for the fine. It is expected that the final decision by the Commission on a financial penalty will be made before the end of the calendar year.Neither the company or the Commission has confirmed the name of the operator found to have erred or the nature of the accusations. The Commission told iGamingBusiness.com it would not comment until the matter reaches resolution.Stride’s brands include Kitty Bingo, Lucky Pants Bingo and online casino Spin and Win.Meanwhile, Stride said it expects to report net gaming revenue (NGR) of at least £85m and adjusted EBITDA of more than £16m when it announces its financial results for the year to August 31 next month. With trading in line with expectations, expected NGR would be up slightly on the revised £82m figure for last year, while adjusted EBITDA would be down by around 20%.The company described a “resilient performance” in the face of “challenging” trading conditions and the cost of implementing further measures related to responsible gaming.In a statement, CEO Eitan Boyd said: “I am pleased to report that the group has traded well during the second half of the year despite a number of headwinds impacting the UK online gaming market.“Our focus remains on delivering further market share growth in the UK, driven by continued product innovation and increasing player loyalty.“This is underpinned by the strength of our proprietary technology as well as our proven business analytics capabilities.“We have an excellent technology platform as well as a highly experienced team driving the Group forward, and as a result we look forward to the future with confidence.”Despite Boyd’s positivity Stride’s share price was down almost 8% on Wednesday morning, and at 90p is worth almost a third of the 266.5p year high.In a recent interview with iGamingBusiness.com, Boyd pointed towards an increasing focus on B2B partnerships via its Stride Together arm. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Bingo Bingo Stride Gaming prepares for £4m finelast_img read more

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The 2020 stock market crash: my 5 best shares to buy now

first_imgThe 2020 stock market crash: my 5 best shares to buy now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 17th October, 2020 center_img Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In the 2020 stock market crash, there’s been a big spike in the number of people buying UK shares. That’s great news, and I hope it gets folk into investing in shares for life — because it really is a long-term adventure. But which are the best shares to buy now? Here are five I think would make a great start.A growth stockGrowth stocks are exciting, aren’t they? The thing is, the best ones haven’t been hurt by the stock market crash. Stocks like ASOS and Just Eat are climbing in 2020, and for good reason.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But my pick would be Boohoo, whose share price has risen in single-digit percentages this year. It’s been a bit rocky during the worst of the stock market crash, but I think it represents good value now. We’re looking at P/E multiples around the 30 to 40 range, which is a lot higher than average. But with EPS growth of around 30% per year forecast, I see that as a modest valuation.An income stockWhile I like the occasional growth stock, I still think dividend stocks make the best bedrock for a long-term portfolio. National Grid is one of my favourites. It doesn’t offer the best yield, at around 5.5%. But it’s dependable, and keeps up with inflation. And I reckon it will keep doing that for decades to come.Like those who sold picks and shovels to the miners in the gold rush, National Grid should prosper whoever is selling the gas and electricity distributed through its networks.A stock market crash casualtyPlenty of shares have been hammered by the stock market crash, and many of them are surely good value now. How about Lloyds Banking Group, whose shares have lost more than half their value this year? Lloyds has suffered a series of blows in recent years, and the coronavirus slump is just the latest.But we’re now looking at shares on a P/E of only around eight based on 2021 forecasts. Banking dividends were suspended this year, but they’ll surely be back. And in the long term, banks will remain at the centre of our economy, whatever’s happened this year.One we all understandIt’s important to understand the companies we buy. And they don’t get much more understandable than Tesco. It has suffered in the stock market crash, but hasn’t been too badly punished. The shares are down less than 15%, which many would be envious of.The pandemic has changed the shape of our shopping environment. I think that’s permanent, and it’s turned me bullish on Tesco. Estimates for its 2020 online sales put their value at around £5.5bn, from about £3.3bn in 2019. And online sales still only account for around 16% of Tesco’s total. There’s surely more to come.An ‘all of the above’ stockHousebuilders suffered in the early part of the crisis. But the companies have healthy balance sheets, should be easily able to ride out the downturn, and they’re already reporting growing demand as people are able to get back into the market.My pick is Taylor Wimpey, whose shares are down around 35% this year. I think our chronic housing shortage will support growth over the next few years. And while the dividend has been cut this year, analysts are already forecasting a 6.5% yield for 2021. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroft Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

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President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for Florida

first_img 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Patricia Goznell 7003 Dogwood Drive. Any fema food or water for brevard county residents without electric? TAGSFEMAHurricane MatthewPresident Obama Previous articleHurricane Matthew forces SR 429 interchange detourNext articleGospel Fest taken off the 2016 schedule Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Florida to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Matthew beginning on October 3, 2016, and continuing.The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts that have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe for the counties of Baker, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia.Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.Terry L. Quarles has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations in the affected area.  Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further evaluation.Federal Aid Programs for the State of Florida Emergency DeclarationFollowing is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of Florida.Assistance for State and Affected Tribal and Local Governments Can Include as Required:FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here October 9, 2016 at 6:03 amlast_img read more

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Creative Vision Award 2020 for charities open for applications until 10 January

first_img Tagged with: video Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Creative Vision Award 2020 for charities open for applications until 10 Januarycenter_img Melanie May | 16 December 2019 | News  402 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Moore Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award 2020 for charities is now open for applications, with a film worth an estimated £150,000 on offer for each of the winners.Accountancy firm Moore Kingston Smith is offering four charities the chance to win a 30-second animated film specifically created to promote their message. The production of the film is worth an estimated £150,000 and will be suitable for any medium; including social media, online and TV. All costs of film production will be covered, as will any travel expenses incurred by a representative from each winning charity when attending the engagements.The Creative Vision Award competition is open to all registered charities based in the UK with the award giving four charities two brand films, with one film from each charity winning the award for best film. Two of these will be a small charity with an income of under £1 million. Charities with an income of over £1 million will be separately judged.The film will be created by students and recent graduates of animation and Visual Effects (VFX), as part of Bournemouth University’s BFX Competition. Film production will be under the guidance of award-winning specialists from top production studios, whose work includes Star Wars, Avengers, Thor, Shaun the Sheep, X-Men and Pirates of the Caribbean.Now in its sixth year, previous winners have included Anthony Nolan, Dyslexia Action, Create, Refuge, DEBRA, Re~Cycle, Rethink Mental Illness, Book Aid International, Access All Areas, DEMAND, Kentish Town City Farm, #iwill, Child Bereavement UK and SANE.Entry deadline is by 7pm on 10 January 2020.  401 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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Rx company mergers put meds out of reach for millions

first_imgAround 170 million people globally are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus. Left untreated, HCV causes liver disease and other complications that kill 350,000 to 500,000 people every year.In the U.S. an estimated 3.2 million people have chronic HCV infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most won’t feel ill or even know they are infected until it is too late.U.S. numbers might be substantially higher if prisoners were included. However, federal and state prisons, while routinely screening for HIV-AIDS, do not test for hepatitis C. Prisoners returning to their communities upon release can unknowingly contribute to the spread of this disease, a major cause of death in many African-American and poor communities.In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new direct-acting antiviral drug Sovaldi with a 90 percent cure rate for HCV — almost double that of previous treatments. But here’s the catch: Gilead Sciences, which acquired the drug through a takeover of Sovaldi’s developer, Pharmasset, priced the drug so high few could afford it.Gilead charges $84,000 ($1,000 per pill) for a 12-week course of treatment. The company later introduced Sovaldi’s successor, Harvoni, at $94,500 per treatment course.An 18-month federal study of Gilead’s price practices, released Dec. 1, found no evidence that research and development costs or even the multibillion-dollar purchase of Pharmasset factored into how Gilead priced the drug. Senate Finance Committee members Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who oversaw the investigation, determined that Gilead had set the initial price of Sovaldi as high as the market would bear so it could charge even more for Harvoni.Gilead’s price speculation has resulted in heavy burdens for Medicare, Medicaid and the Bureau of Prisons, which are all limited by federal law from negotiating for lower drug costs. The result has severely restricted access to the drugs for HCV-infected patients whose lives depend on the new treatment.Mumia files suit over HCV drugsFew if any prisoners get these drugs. This has resulted in several lawsuits on behalf of prisoners, including one filed by Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was recently diagnosed with complications resulting from HCV but was denied the new drugs.On Dec. 18, an evidentiary hearing requested by Abu-Jamal will be held in Scranton, Pa. Abu-Jamal is seeking medical care to treat the hepatitis C virus he contracted from a blood transfusion in 1981. Pam Africa, of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, says, “A legal victory in Mumia’s case will also be a victory for the other 10,000 Pennsylvania prisoners afflicted by hep C.”The Senate study found that since Sovaldi’s approval, Medicare had paid out nearly $8.2 billion, before rebates, for Sovaldi and Harvoni — a six-fold increase in spending for HCV treatment. The combined cost for the drugs in all state Medicaid programs in 2014 was $1.3 billion before rebates. Because of this hefty price tag, less than 2.4 percent of 700,000 Medicaid enrollees with HCV received the new cure.The Senate study concluded that Gilead pursued a “calculated scheme for pricing and marketing its Hepatitis C drug based on one primary goal, maximizing revenue, regardless of the human consequences” and with “little concern for access or affordability.”The study determined that even though Gilead knew its exorbitant prices would deny treatment for millions and create serious financial burdens for Medicare and Medicaid, the company still went ahead. Gilead projected $20.6 billion in revenues from U.S. sales of Sovaldi and Harvoni for the 21 months following introduction of the drugs.The federal investigation shed light on Gilead’s greed but offered no concrete action to stop it. While other industrial countries restrict what can be charged for prescription medicines, no such limits exist in the U.S., where drug companies can charge whatever they can get away with.Drugs overpriced in the U.S. are available in other countries for far less. In India generic versions of Sovaldi and Harvoni run $900 for the 12-week course. In Europe the cost is around half that in the U.S.One reason for lax U.S. restrictions may be “benefits” that politicians receive for maintaining the status quo. The pharmaceutical industry spends more money lobbying Washington — $3 billion from 1998 to 2015 — than the military industry and Big Oil combined. (opensecrets.org)4,000 percent price hike for malaria drugDue to numerous mergers, companies like Gilead Sciences, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Turing Pharmaceuticals control the sale and distribution of high-demand prescription medicine.In August, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager, raised the price for Daraprim from $18 to $750 a pill — a 4,000 percent increase. Developed to treat malaria, Daraprim is Turing’s brand name for pyrimethamine, which is also a critical treatment for a parasitic infection often fatal to people with compromised immune systems due to HIV/AIDS or cancer.The London-based pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome first developed pyrimethamine in 1953. Forty-two years later, Burroughs Wellcome merged with British-based Glaxo. In 2010, now GlaxoSmithKline sold the U.S. rights to the drug, renamed Daraprim, to CorePharma. The patent on pyrimethamine had expired, but there was no generic competitor, so CorePharma had a monopoly on the drug when it was sold to Turing.A course of treatment requires 100 pills and originally cost $1,800. Now Turing has raised the cost to $75,000 for U.S. patients. However, the drug is still available in Britain for 66 cents a pill and costs even less in India.In 2014, four drug companies — Hoffmann-LaRoche, AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly — had profit margins exceeding 20 percent. However, Pfizer led them all with a 42 percent margin. But that apparently wasn’t enough for the U.S. pharmaceutical giant.On Nov. 9, Pfizer revealed plans for an all-stock merger with Ireland-based Allergan — the largest merger in pharmaceutical industry history.Under the deal the two companies will combine under Allergan, which will be renamed Pfizer for Wall Street trade purposes. The “new” company will retain Allergan’s legal and tax residency in Ireland, while Pfizer’s global operational headquarters will be in New York.As a result of the $160 billion merger, Pfizer-Allergan will enjoy a significant tax savings. Ireland’s business tax rate is under 18 percent compared to 25 percent in the U.S. Only four of the 10 biggest global pharmaceutical companies remain U.S.-based.Public foots bill for R&DMajor drug companies promote the myth that they have to charge more for drugs because of the high cost of research and development. Nothing is further from the truth.Marcia Angell, senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School, noted that often the company which developed a drug is not the one currently marketing it. “[L]ike big fish swallowing little fish, larger companies either buy small firms outright or license promising drugs from them.” (Washington Post, Sept. 25)The initial discovery often happens at a university lab that receives public funding from the National Institutes of Health. The drug is then licensed by a start-up company partly owned by the university before it’s turned over to a private company. Big drug companies are rarely involved in innovation. Instead they create minor variations of top-selling drugs designed to lure new patients, even if the new version is no more effective than the old one.Only 16 percent of drug-producing costs stem from research, compared to 30 percent for marketing. We’ve all seen those ubiquitous television ads, often playing in clinic waiting rooms, telling us to “Ask your doctor if XYZ drug is right for you.” The pitch usually features attractive people enjoying themselves outdoors. The ads end with a rapid-fire recital of possible, potentially serious side effects, often including “risk of death” — almost drowned out by upbeat music.The other 54 percent of drug costs are for corporate administration (including CEO salaries) plus the profits drug companies enjoy — at public expense.By maintaining U.S.-based research divisions, Big Pharma can take advantage of NIH-funded research. At the same time, with parent companies headquartered abroad, they evade paying taxes to the U.S. For the corporations it’s a win-win situation. For people in dire need of life-saving medications, the best remedy is to end this profit-crazy system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Heavy-handed raid by military police on public TV station

first_img March 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Heavy-handed raid by military police on public TV station Czech RepublicEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Czech RepublicEurope – Central Asia Photos: ČTK Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a raid on the headquarters of the state TV station Česká Televize (ČT) on the evening of 11 March by around 10 armed and masked members of the military police, who searched the offices of investigative journalist Karel Rozanek and two colleagues for several hours and left with computers, notebooks, CD-ROMs, diaries and other personal items. “We are deeply shocked by both the purpose of this search and the irregular methods used,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is extremely disturbing that such a fundamental principle as the confidentiality of journalists’ sources can be flouted in this way in a European Union member state. Such a violation is relatively rare in the EU and deserves to be firmly condemned.”The press freedom organization added: “We note the rapid political response by defence minister Alexandr Vondra, who suspended the head of the military police and two of his deputies the next day but many questions remain unanswered.”According to their warrant, the military police who carried out the raid were looking for a copy of a 2007 report that led to then military intelligence chief Miroslav Krejcik’s dismissal. Classified as a defence secret at the time, the reports contents remain a mystery. Krejcik had at first reportedly used it to discredit senior defence ministry officials but then distanced himself from his findings. Rozanek, who is well known in the Czech Republic for his investigative coverage of corruption cases, is said to have recently obtained a copy of the report and was preparing a series of programmes about it. A source close to the case said the report was not found during the raid.The day before the raid, plain-clothes members of the military police went to the TV station and demanded the report. When the management refused to comply, they placed seals on Rozanek’s office and left. Military police spokesperson Michaela Cvanova said they had been acting “on a prosecutor’s verbal order.”What does “a prosecutor’s verbal order” mean? And why were counter-terrorist methods used with journalists who were just doing their job? And does the involvement of an allegedly confidential defence report justify deploying members of the military police, whose responsibilities are normally limited to the armed forces and military bases? After seizing the files of Rozanek and his two colleagues, the military police are now potentially in a position to identify their sources in many of the other stories they have been covering, including alleged irregularities in defence contracts. This would leave their sources dangerously exposed and violate a core principle of investigative journalism.The Czech Republic was ranked 23rd out of 178 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index but Czech journalists are concerned about several recent developments including a planned Valued Added Tax increase for the print media, which are already suffering from structural problems. December 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Czech Republic News May 21, 2021 Find out more News Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia Newslast_img read more

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RSF concerned about the presence of Chinese officials at Hong Kong daily SCMP’s editorial meeting

first_img Receive email alerts News June 7, 2021 Find out more News South China Morning Post (SCMP)’s staff had the unpleasant surprise last Thursday, August 30th, to discover that three officials from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs were attending their editorial meeting as observing guests. Their “visit” was part of a farewell tour for Sun Zhen, the spokesperson of the Ministry, who was accompanied by his successor, Lee Hua.SCMP, the long-standing Hong Kong English-language newspaper founded in 1903, has been subject to growing influence from Beijing since its acquisition by Chinese conglomerate Alibaba in 2016. Early this year, SCMP took part in a parody of interview, staged by Beijing, with Swedish journalist Gui Minhai who has been arbitrarily detained in China for three years.RSF reasserts that an editorial meeting, where news pitches and their treatments are discussed, is a sensitive occasion.“Against the backdrop of growing interferences from Beijing, which poses a threat to press freedom in Hong Kong, it was natural that the journalists would perceive the officials’ presence as a form of intimidation, said Cédric Alviani, Director of the RSF East Asia Office, who urges the managers of SCMP “to be vigilant about anything that might call into question the editorial independence of journalists.”In a recent report, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) denounced a new fall in press freedom in the former British colony. Originally placed 18th at the creation of the RSF World Press Freedom Index in 2002, Hong Kong is now ranked 70th out of 180. News As media in Hong Kong faces increasing pressure from Beijing, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expresses concern over the presence of three officials from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the daily South China Morning Post (SCMP) editorial meeting last Thursday. Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Help by sharing this information September 4, 2018 RSF concerned about the presence of Chinese officials at Hong Kong daily SCMP’s editorial meetingcenter_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom PHOTO ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expression June 2, 2021 Find out more Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expression June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Five Members of Recreation and Parks Commission to be Appointed to Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Commission

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“Empowerment of Women” conference to take place in Limerick

first_imgPrint NewsLocal News“Empowerment of Women” conference to take place in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1083 Advertisement Fertility clinic to open in Limerick #WATCH: Better service in Limerick with Bon Secours new imaging service Dr. Mary Ryan A conference promoting how the “Empowerment of Women” improves physical, mental and social health will take place in the Concert Hall at University College Limerick on Saturday, 26th May from 2pm-6pm.The event is led by Dr Mary Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Bon Secours, and will be MCed by Lorraine Keane.The event, which is free to attend, is being sponsored by Cleanmarine® Menomin. Theformat of the seminar will include a number of expert speakers and two panel discussions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speakers and participants include; Professor Desmond Fitzgerald, President of University of Limerick Dr. Mary Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist Trish Long, Walt Disney Studios Professor Maeve Houlihan, UCD School of Business Niamh Cray, Head of Human Resources, Sodexo Ireland Professor Lee Monaghan, Department of Sociology University of Limerick Sean Dwane, Speak for Success International Carmel Breheny, Marketing Manager, Marks & Spencer’s IrelandPanellists include; Dr. William Hennessy, Dr. Julie O’Brien, Dr. Deirdre Fanning and JanO’Sullivan T.D., Dr. Maura Finn, Professor Helen Phelan, Michelle Houlihan, Dr. Joe Puttiand more.Speaking about the event, Dr. Mary Ryan, said; “Empowerment of women is so important aslow self-esteem which unfortunately is so common in the female population of today affectshealth and wellbeing and progress in the workplace. It also affects women socially and leadsto incorrect choices of life partners, and the lack of skills to realize their true potential. Theyoung women of today are the future mothers of society so if they lack self-esteem then itaffects the men and women of the future as we can only pass high self-esteem to ourchildren if we possess it ourselves.“This conference is very necessary as for generations we have unconsciously empowered our sons but not our daughters and education in this area is so important to protect the physical, social and economic health of future generations.” Dr. Ryan concluded.Tickets are available UCH Box Office, 061-331549.More local news here. Linkedin TAGS”Empowermen of Women”Bon SecoursConcert HallMCedUniversity College Limerick center_img Twitter Previous articleCroom’s Alma Carroll lands greyhound welfare awardNext articleRiverfest Limerick set to attract thousands of visitors this weekend Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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