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Ladbrokes in lift as online games boom

first_imgThursday 17 February 2011 8:25 pm whatsapp Ladbrokes in lift as online games boom Show Comments ▼ 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 ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com LADBROKES yesterday reported a 20 per cent jump in annual profit as online gaming helped it overcome a seven per cent fall in bets staked at its shop counters.In its digital operation the UK’s largest betting firm saw profit rise by 36 per cent to £62.7m.Revenues from online sports betting grew 16.9 per cent to £65.1m.Horseracing margins worsened due to the introduction of an odds guarantee promotion in August and relatively poor results in some of the significant racing festivals of the year, including the Grand National and Royal Ascot.Chief executive Richard Glynn, who has overseen a strategic review of the business since taking the reins last year, said the group was in good shape.Having extended its in-play offering and launched new mobile phone apps, Glynn said the company expected to invest an additional £50m during 2011 and 2012 in order to further improve its technology. He added: “We have laid solid foundations in 2010 upon which to build. We have set out our strategic goals and we have a clear set of priorities on which to focus.”The company said it was planning to expand its highly successful in-game betting operation.Ladbrokes opened 40 stores in the year and carried out refurbishments on 130. Mobile phone transactions now account for 15 per cent of all digital sales. center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kindred pens free-to-play games deal with SportCaller

first_img12th June 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kindred pens free-to-play games deal with SportCaller Tags: Video Gamingcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Free-to-play sports prediction games developer SportCaller has agreed a deal to roll out its content with gambling operator Kindred Group.Games based around various major sporting events will be launched in a number of countries in which Kindred’s brands are active.Content in the offering will include games based on football, tennis, basketball and racing, with all titles to be tailored specifically for each market where they are rolled out.“By taking advantage of SportCaller’s impressive framework we’re expecting the product to become a core part of our offering while also acting as an acquisition gateway for many of our local markets,” Kindred’s head of sportsbook marketing Louis Hervik said.“The scalable platform developed by SportCaller allows our local teams to deploy games based on their territorial strategies in addition to catering for global needs.”SportCaller managing director Cillian Barry added: “This is a milestone moment in the evolution of our leading FTP platform. Last year’s World Cup provided a step change for improved acquisition and retention across our partners, but this progressive relationship with Kindred has left no stone unturned in how a truly international operation maximises FTP brand-wide.”Founded in 2014, SportCaller is active in 22 countries worldwide including the US, where it is supporting fantasy sports giant FanDuel with its expansion plans. Free-to-play sports prediction games developer SportCaller has agreed a deal to roll out its content with gambling operator Kindred Group. Games based on football, tennis, basketball and racing will all feature in the offering. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Video gaminglast_img read more

Chinese government to step up igaming crackdown in 2020

first_img The Chinese government has announced plans to increase and widen its efforts to combat illegal, cross-border online gambling in the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 15th January 2020 | By contenteditor Chinese government to step up igaming crackdown in 2020 Topics: Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance The Chinese government has announced plans to increase and widen its efforts to combat illegal, cross-border online gambling in the country.State Councillor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi will lead the project, as per plans set out by Sun Lijun, deputy minister within the Ministry of Public Security.Sun said the Ministry would promote inter-departmental cooperation to organise and plan initiatives to tackle illegal activities. This will include efforts to promote the country’s Sports and Welfare Lotteries as the only legal form of gambling in the country. It will also target countries from which operators targeted Chinese consumers, as well as the operators themselves, Sun added.Last year saw China ramp up pressure on neighbouring countries to crack down on online operators, which contributed to Cambodia shutting down its igaming industry. While the Philippines’ offshore gaming industry was also targeted, the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte has proved resistant to China’s calls.Some 21 departments will work together on the far-reaching project, including the Central Propaganda Department, the Central Cyberspace Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Security, reporting to the Ministry of Public Security.According to Sun, the project will build on the government’s existing efforts, which he said have led to a decline in illegal gambling activity in China, as well as cutting number of gambling platforms accessible from the country.Figures released by the government show that in 2019, public security agencies detected more than 7,200 criminal cases of online gambling, arrested 25,000 people, and seized or froze over CNY18bn (£2.00bn/€2.34bn/$2.61bn) in gambling-related funds. Regions: China AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

GVC agrees in-play betting tennis deal with Stats Perform

first_imgIt has also expanded its agreements with operators globally this year, signing an extended partnership with DraftKings in June and becoming the sole live streaming video supplier for Norway’s Norsk Tipping in July. Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Jamie McKittrick, commercial director at GVC, added: “the WTA tennis tour is very popular for bettors across our territories and using the best available in-play data means we can offer the best in-play experiences.” 27th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir The agreement follows this week’s announcement from the WTA that Stats Perform had acquired the exclusive rights to distribute umpire data from 2021-2026, collect ultrafast shot-by-shot data across the entire tour and produce thousands more live video streams from its expanded tour. Email Address “We’ve long discussed the opportunity with our customers to improve the fan and betting experiences for sports such as tennis through applying our data collection and AI expertise, and are delighted that GVC are aligned with our vision,” said Andrew Ashenden, chief betting officer at Stats Perform. The WTA tennis data joins Stats Perform’s portfolio of betting data from top tier football competitions including LaLiga, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer, J-League and CONMEBOL, as well as data from competitions in basketball, ice hockey, handball, volleyball and cricket. Stats Perform’s data deal with the WTA follows a number of data rights deals secured by the supplier this year, including a renewal of its New Zealand Cricket deal, an official data partnership with Ecuador’s LigaPro football league, the securing of official betting data rights for the US-based United Soccer League, a data deal with Cricket South Africa, and an exclusive official rights deal with Football DataCo to collect and distribute event data for all major English and Scottish football leagues. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Data and odds supplier Stats Perform has agreed a six-year partnership with GVC Holdings to provide a new and exclusive official Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) data service for in-play betting across GVC’s sportsbook brands. GVC agrees in-play betting tennis deal with Stats Perform Topics: Sports betting Tags: GVC Holdings Stats Perform Entain “We’re looking forward to creating a variety of innovative new betting experiences for our bettors. Stats Perform have long been a trusted partner in the delivery of high-quality official data and we’re delighted to extend our partnership across to this new product.” GVC Holdings announced earlier this month it would rebrand as Entain, and committed to generating 100% of revenue from locally regulated markets by the end of 2023.last_img read more

Investrust Bank Plc 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgInvestrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

England Women v France team – Hemming back for big one!

first_imgRENNES, FRANCE – MARCH 19: Emily Scarratt of England makes a break during the Women’s Six Nations match between France and England at the Stade Velodrome de Rennes on March 19, 2010 in Rennes, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Emily Scarratt for England against France in the 2010 Six Nations ENGLAND WOMEN’S Head Coach Gary Street has made four changes to the starting line-up for ‘Super Sunday’s (February 27) Six Nations clash against France (kick off 1:05pm) at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium.Richmond duo Fran Matthews and Becky Essex and Bristol prop Sophie Hemming all return to the starting line-up while Worcester’s Rochelle Clark switches to tight head prop. Katy McLean will once again captain England with Maggie Alphonsi named as vice captain.“I have made a couple of changes, and I have picked my starting line-up from the players on form from our game against Italy,” said Street. “Sophie and Becky are also key to our set-piece work and that will be a big area for us this weekend. They also give us a lot of experience. We also have an incredibly strong bench, with some world class players ready to come into the game – there is a lot more than a starting XV here.”Sunday’s match, which will be shown live on Sky Sports, is set to be a thriller. Not only will there be a triple billing of international rugby on show with England Women’s and Men’s Under 20s teams also in action, but this Six Nations encounter could well prove to be a title deciding match.Both England and France are the only unbeaten teams in the tournament so far, but reigning champions, England, narrowly top the table with a superior points’ difference of 30 points. England also edged last year’s Six Nations clash by a single point, winning 11-10 in France.Street added: “France have had two good wins this season, including one away against Ireland which is always tricky when you go to their patch. As always we are expecting another tough and physical game, but we are confident we can carry our form from the game against Italy into this match. And we are looking forward to doing it in front of a big crowd. ‘Super Sunday’ is a really exciting prospect for the players, coaches but also the rugby fans – three international matches in one day can’t be bad!”England Squad:15 Danielle Waterman (Worcester)14 Katherine Merchant (Worcester)13 Emily Scarratt (Lichfield)12 Kimberley Oliver (Bristol)11 Francesca Matthews (Richmond)10 Katy Mclean (C) (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)9 La Toya Mason (Wasps)1 Rochelle Clark (Worcester)2 Emma Croker (Richmond)3 Sophie Hemming (Bristol)4 Joanna McGilchrist (Wasps)5 Rebecca Essex (Richmond)6 Heather Fisher (Worcester)7 Marggie Alphonsi (vc) (Saracens) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 8 Sarah Hunter (Lichfield)Replacements:16 Amy Garnett (Saracens)17 Claire Purdy (Wasps)18 Rowena Burnfield (Richmond)19 Catherine Spencer (Bristol)20 Georgina Rozario (Lichfield)21 Rachael Burford (Richmond)22 Georgina Roberts (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)Super Sunday Schedule:England Women U20s v France Women U20s, KO 11 am*England Women v France, KO 1:05 pmEngland Men U20s v France Men U20s, KO 3:15 pmEngland’s RBS 6 Nations FixturesWales v England Feb 6 Cross Keys RFC WON 0-19England v Italy Feb 12 Esher RFC WON 68-5** England v Scotland March 13 Twickenham Stadium KO 5:15 pmIreland v England March 18 Ashbourne RFC KO 7:30 pm * Live on Sky Sports**FREE ENTRY to Twickenham Stadium after men’s Calcutta Cup clash & live on BBC Red Button (not inc. Freeview)last_img read more

Increase in attacks and threats against Italian journalists

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts ItalyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Italy ItalyEurope – Central Asia With the help of Ossigeno per l’Informazione, an Italian NGO that monitors freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders has produced this overview of the disturbing decline in the situation of journalists in Italy in 2014, a year marked by threats, physical attacks, torched cars and defamation suits. RSF_en News Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union In one of the latest examples of intimidation by the Sicilian mafia, Reporters Without Borders “information hero” Giuseppe “Pino” Maniaci, an investigative journalist who heads the Sicilian TV station Telejato, found his two dogs hanged on 3 December, just days after his car was torched.The car in which another Reporters Without Borders “information hero”, journalist Lirio Abbate, was driving with his police bodyguards, was chased and rammed by another car on 11 November. Abbate, who writes about the mafia, has been under police protection since 2007.As a result of the violence against journalists, which is endemic in Italy and increasing steadily, journalists are often given police protection. Ossigeno per l’Informazione reports that there were 421 threats against journalists in 2014, a 10 percent increase on 2013.Frequent attacks on journalistsOssigeno per l’Informazione registered 38 physical attacks on journalists this year, a high number similar to last year’s 34 and much more than the 22 cases registered in 2011. Journalists often encountered hostility from the public when out reporting and were sometimes the victims of very violent attacks if they failed to comply with requests to leave.In one case, several individuals [accosted, insulted and slapped PuntoTV cameraman Vito Schiraldi in Molfetta, in Bari province, on 13 March. When Carmen Carbonara of Corriere del Mezzogiorno took photos with her mobile phone, several women grabbed her by hair and stole her phone.A crew from the satirical TV show Striscia La Notizia was attacked by about ten individuals while filming near Rome’s Termini railway station on 23 October. The assailants hit reporter Jimmy Ghione and two of his colleagues, smashed their phones and camera, and stole their car keys.Telereggio reporter Ines Conradi was filming the scene of a car accident on 19 October when the crash victim’s relatives told her to leave. After she failed to comply, they hit her, knifed her and threatened to kill her. There were other cases pointing to a disturbing increase in the readiness of a section of the public to resort to violence against media personnel.Cases of deliberate damage to journalists’ equipment have doubled in the past year. Personal cars are often targeted. It is an easy way to intimidate journalists and those responsible are rarely caught. It is often used against reporters investigating organized crime.In 2014, Ossigeno per l’Informazione registered six cases of journalists’ cars being torched and nine cases of cars that were vandalized – tyres slashed or paintwork scratched. In some cases, the cars of family members were targeted.The car of Guido Scarpino, a journalist with the daily Il Garantista, was torched on the night of 17 June in Paola, in Cosenza province, a stronghold of the ‘Ndrangheta, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” The police found traces of a flammable liquid in the gutted car, thereby confirming that it was arson. Giuseppe Soluri, the head of the Calabrian journalists’ association, called it a “grave act of intimidation.”The car of Luca Urgu, a reporter for the Sardinian newspaper L’Unione Sarda, was torched near his home on 23 May, at a time when he was investigating a story about crime and the judicial system in the city of Nuoro.Reporter Antonello Sagheddu’s car was set alight outside his home on 31 October. Police found traces of a flammable liquid on one of the tyres. Sagheddu’s blog Liberissimo.net provides coverage of such sensitive subjects as wasteful public spending.Death threats, families targetedAs well as physical violence and acts of intimidation, there has also been a worrying increase in threats, especially in certain parts of the country. The threats are usually made in letters or take the form of objects that symbolize death.Giusi Cavallo, the editor of the online newspaper Basilicata24, found crosses scratched into her car’s bodywork in January, while one of her journalists, Eugenio Bonanata, found the photo of a cross slipped under the door of the newspaper’s offices.Giuseppe Bianco and Domenico Rubio, two journalists based in Naples province, received a letter threatening them with death on 26 May, after previously receiving letters containing bullets. On 27 May, La Repubblica’s Enrico Bellavia received a threatening letter, postmarked in the Sicilian capital of Palermo, that advised him to stop publication of the book he had written about mafia leader Francesco Di Carlo.According to Ossigeno per l’Informazione, in 2014 there were nine times as many acts of intimidation against journalists in Basilicate, a small southern region with barely half a million inhabitants, as there were in the rest of Italy combined. About 7% of Basilicate’s journalists were the targets of intimidation attempts. Calabria was a distant second, while the fewest cases were reported in the northern region of Lombardy.Sometimes families are targeted. La Stampa reporter Massimo Numa received an email on 7 January with an attached video consisting of clips of him and his wife going about their daily lives during the previous two years. It showed they had repeatedly been followed and watched.In another shocking example, the children of Federica Angeli, a journalist who receives police protection, were the targets of death threats posted on Facebook in November 2014.Frequent lawsuitsJust as violence is increasingly used in an attempt to gag media personnel, the past few years have also seen a rise in abusive defamation suits – especially by politicians and other public figures – with the aim of putting pressure on journalists and censuring their reporting. From 84 in 2013, the number of such cases rose to 129 in 2014.Pasquale Scavone, the mayor of the city of Tito, sued Basilicata24 in April for posting a video about the dangers of the city’s drinking water. The mayor of Padua sued Il Fatto Quotidiano journalist Laura Puppato in November over an article criticizing him for various reasons including his refusal to meet Moroccan consul Ahmed El Khdar.Casal di Principe city administrator sued Marilena Natale of the Gazzetta di Caserta in May over various articles criticizing his decision to spend 60,000 euros on legal assistance at a time when closures of wells were forcing the local population to restrict its water consumption.In one of the many other lawsuits brought by politicians against journalists, a court in the city of Benevento ordered Marco Travaglio to pay 10,000 euros in damages in May for allegedly libelling Clemente Mastella, a Member of the European Parliament, in an article published in Il Fatto Quotidiano.Firms and businessmen also often sue journalists. For example, Matteo Zallocco, the editor of the online newspaper Cronache Maceratesi, is the target of a libel suit by real estate developer Alfio Caccamo for raising questions about the speed with which he got approval for a shopping centre project and about the origin of his funding.Pietro Ciucci, the head of ANAS, the state-owned company that maintains Italy’s highways, announced on 16 June that he is suing the news weekly l’Espresso for publishing an interview with Piergiorgio Baita, the former head of Mantovani, a company that is the subject of a bribery investigation. Six other publications – Il Fatto Quotidiano, Il Gazzettino, Nuova Venezia, Mattino di Padova, Tribuna di Treviso and La Notizia – are also being sued for quoting the interview.Use of defamation suits to silence journalists is, of course, perfectly legal as well as being very effective. News November 23, 2020 Find out more News to go further December 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Increase in attacks and threats against Italian journalists December 2, 2020 Find out more News Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sandra Siraganian Appointed to Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it latest #1 Sandra Siraganian Appointed to Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 12:21 pm 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sandra Siraganian is the newest member of the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee formed to establish and maintain a memorial in Pasadena that will commemorate the Armenian Genocide and condemn all crimes against humanity.Approved by the City Council in September 2013, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial will be completed and dedicated at Memorial Park in April 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of 1.5 million Armenians over a three-year period beginning in 1915.Born in Pasadena, Siraganian lives in Sierra Madre with her three children and is a realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty.She has been a community volunteer in Sierra Madre and Pasadena for several years, serving on the Don Benito Elementary School PTA, Pasadena Unified School District School/City/ Community Work Plan Team, Sierra Madre Little League Board of Directors and Maranatha High School Booster Club Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee.Siraganian joins six other members of the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee: Sgt. Greg Ashfarian of the Pasadena Police Department; David Gevorkyan, former municipal employee with the cities of Pasadena, Sierra Madre and West Hollywood; Bernard K. Melekian, former Pasadena Police Chief and former director of the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; William M. Paparian, Attorney at Law and former mayor of Pasadena; Anthony Portantino, former member of the California State Assembly representing the San Gabriel Valley; and Shoghig Yepremian, president of Yepremian Consulting Inc.For more information visit www.PASAGMC.org or PASAGMC on Facebook. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe Community News Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Hiring begins for 400 jobs

first_imgUPWARDS of 400 high-end jobs are on the way for Limerick, with hiring starting immediately.The positions will be filled over the next five years and will bring to 700 the numbers employed at Northern Trust Financial Services  in Plassey.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsHiring begins for 400 jobsBy admin – September 20, 2012 792 Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Twitter Print The new positions are mostly in fund administration, with some in human resources, training and corporate services.The news has been welcomed by the Limerick business community.Pat Kearney, Rooney Auctioneers, described it as a real shot in the arm for the region.“From our point of view, we have detected an upswing in the housing market. Positive developments such as this will increase consumer confidence, and the city overall should benefit.“We have seen hundreds of young graduates emerge from UL and LIT this year, people who are fully prepared and educated to apply for the positions on offer”.American Chamber of Commerce Mid West Regional Chair, Barry O’Sullivan, told the Limerick Post: “This is a strong investment, that shows Ireland is very much part of the company’s long term and strategic plans.  It is a further endorsement in the Mid West as a location for Foreign Direct Investment, and the entire team at Northern Trust should be congratulated”. Limerick businessman, Michael O’Dwyer, founder of Ipsdirect, referred to Northern Trust as a role model for others.“I know from my world travels that Ireland is seen as having a broadly educated workforce. I have no doubt that the local business community will respond to this announcement, and the carrot is now out there for them to reinvest.“All these extra jobs must be seen as a key element in reviving our economy.  From my information, further announcements could be on the way. Limerick is on the way back”.This is the second jobs announcement for the city this year from the Northern Trust.  In April, they announced that the aim was to employ 300 staff before the end of 2012 and that target has already been exceeded. Minister, Richard Bruton, said: “It is a great tribute that Limerick is regarded as a centre of excellence and key to the expansion plans of this iconic company”.Finance Minister Michael Noonan, described it as a “very significant day for the country as well as for Limerick, as did Junior Minister, Jan O’Sullivan. Previous articleRow erupts over school closure voteNext articleWestern Four-ce reach final four adminlast_img read more

“Believe in your dream” says Supermac’s founder

first_imgTwitter Email News“Believe in your dream” says Supermac’s founderBy John Keogh – October 15, 2015 867 Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  FOUNDER of the Supermac’s fast food chain Pat McDonagh told a meeting of entrepreneurs in Limerick how he turned his back on a teaching career to sell burgers and chips from a van at the Galway races.The Mary Immaculate College graduate was one of a number of the college’s alumni to speak at the StartupMIC event, which took place as part of the nationwide Startup Gathering week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Offering advice to those in attendence, Mr McDonagh added: “If you have an idea you have to love the idea, be passionate about it, believe in your dream and never give up.”Also speaking at the event were local author Roisin Meaney, Colm O’Brien, founder of Carambola Kidz and Michelle Costello, editor-in-chief of Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine.The Startup Gathering 2015 was geared towards championing the growth of the startup sector throughout Ireland, with the MIC event designed to celebrate and showcase the entrepreneurial talent of its alumni.Dr Maeve Liston, event organiser and director of Enterprise and Community Engagement, MIC, said: “The aim of the StartupMIC event was first and foremost to inspire Ireland’s talent base. The number of people entering the entrepreneurial pipeline across the country is ever increasing and therefore we need to promote and support entrepreneurship and help identify entrepreneurial talent at an early stage.“The Startup Gathering 2015 is an initiative to help more people to start, scale and succeed. The Startup MIC event provided a unique opportunity to hear from past graduates from MIC, all at different stages in their career, on how to take the first steps from ideation phase right through to the formation phase.”Opening the event MIC president, Prof Michael A Hayes said “The development of entrepreneurial thinking can ensure that individuals are adaptable and capable of dealing with the challenges of the dynamic environment of our global economy and society.”It is envisaged that StartupMIC will become an annual event. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSlimerickMary Immaculate CollegeStartup Gathering Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleWin Tickets: Oliver Callan Live at UCHNext articleSoccer – Limerick Junior Soccer Update John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more