Land Secs says City shopping site all but full

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 6 September 2010 8:31 pm Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof LAND Securities has managed to secure tenants for 96 per cent of its retail space in the One New Change shopping centre on Cheapside, over a month before the firm expects construction to end. The property developer said yesterday it is in talks over the remaining handful of units, which include the two rooftop cafes overlooking St Paul’s cathedral that Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver rejected as being too small. The two restaurateurs have since signed deals elsewhere in the development, and will trade alongside around 60 other retailers in 220,000 square foot of retail space when the development opens on 28 October. Land Securities retail manager David Atcherley-Symes denied that fashion chains were just attracted to the Square Mile by the cheaper retail rents.“The lets include several shops such as Topshop which have always been looking for places in the City but have never been able to find a space big enough,” he told City A.M. yesterday. “Rents are obviously less in the City than they are in the West End, but the amounts we’re talking about reflect rents that were being paid on Cheapside two years ago.”He added that some shops have signed rent agreements that are tied to turnover, meaning they will pay less rent if sales are disappointing. “Some of the firms have never been to the City before, and they are a bit wary. To help them get over that we are sharing the risk, and we are confident in the strategy,” he said.FAST FACTS | LAND SECURITIESLand Securities is the biggest property company in the UK.It owns more than 29m square feet of UK real estate, including the landmark Piccadilly Lights building and the Ministry of Justice HQ. whatsappcenter_img Land Secs says City shopping site all but full whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Industrial output growth slows

first_imgThursday 13 January 2011 5:04 am Share Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Industrial output growth slows whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp Industrial output grew at its slowest annual pace since July in November, dragged down by continued weakness in the oil and gas sector and despite ongoing strength in manufacturing, official data showed.Industrial output rose 0.4 per cent on the month after October’s 0.1 per cent decline. However, that was a smaller rebound than the 0.6 per cent analysts had expected. Annual industrial output growth slowed to 3.3 per cent from 3.5 per cent in October.Manufacturing output grew slightly faster than forecast, matching October’s monthly rate of 0.6 per cent which was the strongest since March.The strong manufacturing figures chime with recent industry surveys showing growth in the sector at a 16-year high at the end of 2010, and will not alter expectations the Bank of England will keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent.Recent strong price data, however, has raised expectations that a UK rate rise is possible before the summer, and markets have shifted to price in two quarter-point rate hikes by the end of the year.The ONS figures showed that oil and gas output fell for a second consecutive month, dropping 0.7 per cent. On the year, output in the sector was down 8.8 per cent, its biggest annual drop since July.Within manufacturing, car production was up strongly in line with the big increase in car exports shown in Wednesday’s November trade data. Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lions 2013: The XV after the 6 Nations

first_imgToby Faletau (Wales)Nods could come in for Johnnie Beattie, but with Jamie Heaslip’s crown slipping as Ireland toiled, the Welshman has quietly and efficiently cornered the market in effective No 8 play. He picks, he carries, he wrecks, he tackles. Repeat but he has quick feet and a deftness. The only real option right now. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On-form and working his mojo (steady, ladies) Phillips has risen to the occasion (seriously, steady!). There are other nines who are worth considering –Ben Youngs runs well, even if he went missing against Wales, and Greig Laidlaw is an impressive kicker – but Phillips is a man for the big occasion, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Lions.Cian Healy (Ireland)‘Church’ Healy was not exactly saintly in this tournament, but his scrummaging, particularly against England, was sound. He likes to carry, but works well across the board. Gethin Jenkins has grown into the tournament, improving with every game, and Ryan Grant has made sure his name is remembered, but Healy has all-round quality. He just needs to be told to channel his aggression before being let loose on the Aussies.Richard Hibbard (Wales)Arguably the surprise package of the tournament, Hibbard has backed up fine Ospreys form and translating that into masterful Welsh performances. Heaven only knows what he will look like should the sun gets at his bleach-bright barnet, but he has certainly outshone all the other hookers. The phrase, ‘disregard for his own safety’ has been coined for players like Hibbard.Adam Jones (Wales)There is a warning that comes with the worship of false idols, but in Adam Jones there is nothing false about him. He showed that much against the English with a demonstration of wily nous and raw power to usurp understudy, Dan Cole.Undoubtedly the man to lead the scrum against the Wallabies.Happy cart-horse: Geoff ParlingAlun Wyn Jones (Wales)Reinstated, revived and relied upon to out-snarl all-comers, Alun Wyn has done remarkably well considering he was not involved at the start of the 6 Nations. His Ospreys partner in crime Ian Evans also deserves a doff of the cap for his efforts and Joe Launchbury has had a mightily productive first tournament, but the Osprey captain is a cut above.Geoff Parling (England)He and Donnacha Ryan take some separating as masters of the lineout. Both just do the job without fuss, being the happy cart horses that allow their team to play. Parling just offers that little bit more in the loose, making 17 tackles against Wales and carrying strongly.Chris Robshaw (England)The England captain has had a inspirational tournament and although his side fell short he has to take plaudits in Cardiff. At blindside he could play his normal game without too much fuss, and really the decision is whether or not it is now Sam Warburton’s shirt to lose. There are other candidates, Dan Lydiate needs a speedy return to fitness and Tom Wood has impressed but the position is an area of strength for Britain and Ireland.Justin Tipuric (Wales)It is no longer hype that surrounds Tipuric. He has injected pace and precision whenever introduced and when it counted he helped create championship winning moments. In Australia, it’s horses for course and on the hard grounds, it’s difficult to see anyone else with 7 on their back. Stand-out scrum-half: Mike Phillips led the way for Wales as they retained their RBS 6 Nations titleBy Alan DymockALL GOOD things come to those who wait and the final round of the 6 Nations was certainly something worth the wait after a dreary, stodgy middle section that was punctuated by penalties and a disturbing lack of tries.Like all the best nights out, though, we are now colouring in from memory the best bits of the Championship, trying to put names to faces and performances to the elite. We have considered everything we have seen, good and bad, and to a fan everyone has picked their own Lions XV.Here is our Lions XV, based on what we saw in the Championship:Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)We are often told nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. However, in the last few months the sight of wee ‘HP’ claiming high balls, running into open space and slotting kicks has become as near to a certainty as you get in Championship rugby. As consistent as he is entertaining.Two thumbs up: Cuthbert has been lethalAlex Cuthbert (Wales)A brace against England is impressive, but Cuthbert already had two tries in the competition and has been dotting down like an over-officious administrator. When a thoroughbred like this is on a roll like this you do what you can to clear the way.Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)He was petulant and frustrated in his last outing against Italy, and could be punished beyond his yellow card after a stamp on Simone Favaro. He also faded a little bit through the competition, but even after lacerations and concussions and family births and hideous headband wrapping, the totemic centre has shown enough guile, flicks and warrior-like attitude to suggest that he could be of use to Warren Gatland.A sentimental choice? Perhaps, but he is a leader, respected by all.Matt Scott (Scotland)Both England midfielders had glimpses of excellence, but Manu Tuilagi coughed up ball when the pressure was on and Billy Twelvetrees was not used when a Slam was on the horizon. Jonathan Davies was good but is an outside centre and really Jamie Roberts will be in the driving seat from the off but dark horse Matt Scott must get some accolades.The Edinburgh man was consistent throughout the championship and showed a deftness that allowed a mercurial back-three to strut their stuff, when the occasion presented itself. He could be a facilitator if Gatland wanted crash and bang at outside centre.George North (Wales)We all know what North offers. He just draws too many defenders to be left out, topping the charts with four clean line breaks and 14 defenders beaten. Tim Visser may be worth a mention, but if Visser was to tour he is likely to be a free-running foil for the gargantuan Scarlet.Fans favourite already: Owen Farrell(-ish)Owen Farrell (England)With Sexton now having to prove himself in the Amlin Cup in order to show that he is able to play at an intensity before the tour, England’s tyro at 10 Farrell is in the box seat.Of course he would be pushed all the way by Dan Biggar, who had an increasingly influential 6 Nations, but there is something of the TMA (Test Match Animal) about Farrell Jr.Mind you, outside of the Championship there is still the persistent brilliance of Jonny Wilkinson…Mike Phillips (Wales) CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: An England fan wearing an Owen Farrell mask cheers on his team during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) last_img read more

DSC’s message to the Prime Minister: where’s our Big Lottery Refund?

first_img  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 July 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  33 total views,  1 views today Debra Allcock Tyler, DSC’s Chief Executive, appeals to the Prime Minister to refund to charities the £425 million taken from the Big Lottery Fund to pay for the 2012 Olympics.www.biglotteryrefund.org.uk DSC’s message to the Prime Minister: where’s our Big Lottery Refund? Tagged with: Fundinglast_img read more

Company’s charity fundraising email breached data protection

first_img A company email fundraising scheme which raised €150,000 for a St Vincent de Paul charity event in Ireland has been ruled to have been in violation of the Data Protection Act.Energy company Bord Gais sent an email to online customers seeking donations to the charity. After a complaint from a customer, the company was taken to court by the Data Protection Commission.The customer said because the email was unsolicited and he had opted out of online marketing it was a breach of privacy and electronic communications regulations. Despite apologising and offering free tickets for a Bord Gais sponsored event the court ruled that the company breached the regulations governing data protection.According to the Irish Examiner, the company said it would be sending no further charity marketing emails but was ‘shocked’ that it had been taken to court by the Data Protection Commission.The judge in the case ordered Bord Gais to make a €750 contribution to St Vincent de Paul and he would record a “no conviction” verdict against the company.Image: digital lock by Sergey Nivens on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 4 November 2013 | News  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Company’s charity fundraising email breached data protectionlast_img read more

Ag will Carefully Watch Dow/DuPont Merger Details

first_img Ag will Carefully Watch Dow/DuPont Merger Details Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag will Carefully Watch Dow/DuPont Merger Details Facebook Twitter Dow DuPont mergerA potential cost-cutting megamerger announced Friday by Dow Chemical and DuPont is being analyzed across the country and around the globe, and one economist has cast a wary eye on the deal. American Farm Bureau senior economist Bob Young warns the proposed merger of two $60 billion companies into what would be called DowDuPont could yield mass layoffs, abrupt research cuts and possible fewer choices for farmers.“Well limited choices,” he said. “Obviously your choices are going to get smaller. I mean there’s still one or two out there but not that many out there when it gets down to it.”Analysts say Dow Chemical and DuPont would sell almost a fifth of the world’s pesticides, more than 40 percent of America’s corn seeds and nearly as much of the country’s soybean seeds. Young says such consolidation could lead to higher input prices at a time when commodity prices are already low.“Eventually one would think that could be the case. As competition in that space backs off one could certainly talk about a story where input prices would adjust, accordingly.”He says farmers could also pay the price of less research.“Plants and weeds and pests have been developing resistance to whatever treatment it is we decide to try to put on them since the dawn of time and if you’re not always out there kind of on the cutting edge trying to find a new tool to be able to use against them we’re going to have to constantly fight yield pressure, weed pressure, bug pressure etc. We’ve got to always be working on this research front.”Young says Farm Bureau may take a closer look at the proposed Dow-DuPont merger when the Justice Department does the same, but he says there may not be much anyone can do since market economics are behind such industry consolidation.Many, like the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association released statements that they would be looking carefully at the details and anticipate the opportunity to file comments in the future.“As always, we welcome competition and innovation to the industry, while keeping the best interests of soybean growers at the forefront,” said ASA President Richard Wilkins, Greenwood, Delaware. “ASA looks forward to the opportunity to provide comments to the companies and U.S. regulatory authorities that must approve any merger, and will continue to study how this merger will affect soybean farmers.”Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, said, “The National Corn Growers Association is committed to protecting the best interests of our members and our nation’s corn farmers.  With respect to the proposed merger, we anticipate that we will have an opportunity to submit comments regarding the effect this merger may have on agricultural research, innovation, grain marketing, and the competitive pricing of farm inputs. We will do all we can to protect farmer interests and preserve an open and competitive marketplace.”Source: NAFB News ServiceMore:Dow Chemical and DuPont agreed to combine their operations into one company that will subsequently split into three, reflecting one of the top 20 biggest mergers ever. With collective market capitalization of $130 billion, the combined company would be known as DowDuPont, the companies said Friday in a statement. After completing the deal, they said they would pursue a split into three companies — one focused on agriculture, one on material science and one on specialty products. They estimated it would take up to two years to complete the tax-free split.Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris will become executive chairman of the new entity, while DuPont CEO Edward Breen will become chair and CEO.”When I look and DuPont and Dow, I see businesses that fit together like hand in glove,” Breen said in a conference call. “The strategic nature of what we could pull off is incredible. To me it checks all the boxes of a great deal and a way to create value for our shareholders.”National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling,said in a statement, “The National Corn Growers Association is committed to protecting the best interests of our members and our nation’s corn farmers. With respect to the proposed merger, we anticipate that we will have an opportunity to submit comments regarding the effect this merger may have on agricultural research, innovation, grain marketing, and the competitive pricing of farm inputs. We will do all we can to protect farmer interests and preserve an open and competitive marketplace.”Roger Johnson with the National Farmers Union said the merger could result in less competition and higher prices for farmers. “The federal government has shown its willingness to approve giant acquisitions and mergers that harm competition and the result has been a year of mergers resulting in fewer and fewer choices for family farmers and ranchers,” said Johnson. “The standard against which to measure any merger is whether it will increase competition in the marketplace, and almost certainly this merger will leave us with much less, not more, competition,” he said.The companies have identified $3 billion in annual cost savings, which they said would translate into $30 billion in market value, in addition to $1 billion in targeted “growth synergies.”Before the merger, DuPont said Friday it will shed $700 million in costs, with about 10% of its global workforce “impacted,” according to a statement. The company had 63,000 employees at the end of 2014.“We are undertaking a selection process on the reductions and that will take some time,” DuPont spokesman Dan Turner said in an email. “However, we will begin implementing the changes immediately, and expect most of these actions to be complete by the end of the first quarter in 2016.”For its part, Dow is slashing $300 million in costs before the closure of the deal as part of what it called a 3-year, $1 billion “productivity plan.”The companies said they would maintain dual headquarters in Midland, Mich., and Wilmington, Del., but said they plan to “optimize” their physical footprint, which could mean plant closures.The deal comes amid a record year for mergers and acquisitions announced by U.S. companies. M&A activity in 2015 hit a record $4.6 trillion as of Monday, according to Dealogic.It’s the 18th biggest deal ever and the fifth largest deal announced this year, according to Dealogic. It’s behind the Allergan-Pfizer, Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller, BG Group-Royal Dutch Shell and Time Warner Cable-Charter Communications. It’s ahead of EMC-Corp-Dell and Kraft-HJ Heinz.Liveris, who has thirsted for a deal with DuPont for “an awful long time,” had faced the serious prospect of a renewed fight with activist investor Dan Loeb. DuPont has faced pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz. Both companies had been under fire to consider breaking up.“I think it’s very important that you understand that Ed and I checked our egos at the door,” Liveris said on the conference call. “We really put shareholder value and the future of these companies as the primary thought.”The companies have combined annual revenue of about $83 billion and operating profit of about $15 billion, with a profit margin of 18%. They would have combined net debt of $18.3 billion.The merger of equals is still subject to regulatory approval across the globe. U.S. regulators have pumped the brakes on several major deals in recent months, including the Staples-Office Depot accord.But the decision to immediately break up into three companies could assuage regulators. The companies expect to close the deal in the second half of 2016.The agriculture company would have combined revenue of $19 billion, making it the industry’s largest company by sales. The material science company would have $51 billion in revenue, while the specialty products company would have $13 billion.Dow simultaneously announced Friday that it has acquired from Corning Corp. the 50% stake in silicon-making joint-venture Dow Corning that it did not previously own for $4.8 billion. The deal would enable $400 million in annual savings from cost cuts and revenue opportunities, Dow said.Shares of Dow and DuPont had already jumped 8% and 12% since word of their negotiations was first reported earlier this week. After the deal was officially revealed Friday morning, Dow shares rose 1% in pre-market trading to $55.44 and DuPont shares fell 3% to $72.40.“We operate in a dynamic global environment and this is the right plan at the right time,” Breen said on the conference call. “It’s a unique opportunity to bring together two great highly complementary companies with a long history of innovation.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Dec 11, 2015 SHARElast_img read more

Two journalists get suspended jail terms for “publicity” against the government

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get suspended jail terms for “publicity” against the government Follow the news on Iran News Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation center_img News to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the suspended prison sentences that have been passed on journalists Said Matinpour and Yaghoub Salaki Nia in separate cases. Matinpour’s jail term was eight years. Nia’s was one year. In each case, the sentences were handed down in closed door hearings without their lawyers being present. They both plan to appeal.At the same time, the organisation welcomes the news that Masoud Rafai Taleghani of the daily Farhangh Ashati was released at the end of May after being imprisoned arbitrarily for more than a month. The grounds for his arrest were never revealed. His release brings the number of journalists imprisoned in Iran to seven.“As is customary in Iran, the authorities prosecute and sentence journalists with a complete lack of transparency,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The lawyers were not given the details of the charges against their clients. It is also worrying to see that trials involving journalists are being held behind closed doors with increasing frequency.”Matinpour, who reports for Yarpagh, an Azeri-language weekly based in Tehran, was given his eight-year suspended sentence by a Tehran revolutionary court today for “maintaining relations with foreigners” and “publicity against the Islamic Republic.” He was arrested at his home in the northwestern city of Zanjan on 28 May 2007 and was held in pre-trial detention for nearly eight months until his family was able to pay the exorbitant sum of 500 million toumen (500,000 euros) demanded as bail.Nia, a freelancer, got his one-year suspended sentence from the same court for “publicity against the Islamic Republic.” He spent 50 days in Tehran’s Evin prison at the end of last year, until his release on 19 December on payment of 80 million toumen (80,000 euros) in bail.last_img read more

News Roundup | February 1, 2020

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Printcenter_img NewsPodcastsNewsRoundupNews Roundup | February 1, 2020By Cian Reinhardt – January 31, 2020 28 Email Cian Reinhardt looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this week’s Business, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleMunster confirm trio of signings for next seasonNext articleDog day afternoons on the election trail Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more

‘Coronavirus has taken so much from us but we’ve also taken…

first_img TAGSCommunityIrelandLimerick City and CountyNewsreligion NewsCommunity‘Coronavirus has taken so much from us but we’ve also taken things back’ – Bishop LeahyBy Staff Reporter – May 11, 2020 204 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img Facebook IN HIS weekly COVID-19 statement, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said the Coronavirus, in humbling all of us in many ways, has also given us back things that we should not forget.Speaking at the end of Mass at St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday, which was streamed live online, Bishop Leahy called for the public to join on Thursday in the world ‘Day of Prayer and Fasting and Works of Charity’ being participated in by all religions to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said, “The Coronavirus has taken lives. We need to pray for those who have died.  It has also curtailed our freedom, some people’s freedom more than others, especially older people at a time of life when they deserve it more than any of us. We need to pray also for them.”The Bishop of Limerick also acknowledged people’s livelihoods has been “taken away” and believes “we need to pray for those who suddenly find themselves facing unemployment”.But for all that, he said, that it has given us back things:“All of us recognise the virus has taken away things that maybe we are better off without. It has given us back things that we should never have given away. We need to pray that we’ll never forget what we’ve understood in this time.”Bishop Brendan Leahy said the current pandemic is “reminding us of the need to pray”, and “we don’t have as much control as we thought we had”.“We aren’t at all as self-sufficient as we appeared to be,” he said.Bishop Leahy said that there are people in the midst of uncertainty and anxiety and many have found themselves feeling the need to find stillness, to meditate, to be more mindful.“If we’re honest, we are all a little humbler because of this Covid-19 crisis.”Concluding, he said that as the leaders of world religions come together to invite us to a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity on Thursday, “let’s take it as a chance to accept that we are indeed poor and humble and needy”. Previous articleOrlaith De Búrca, Creatives Against Covid-19 | #WeAreLimerick | Ep 40Next articleMore space needed for cyclists and pedestrians Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Linkedin Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more