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Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Could a Covid-19 vaccine help AstraZeneca shares?

Karl Loomes | Thursday, 30th April, 2020 | More on: AZN Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! With the coronavirus being the only story anyone is talking about, it is natural to assume that pharmaceutical companies will do well. Indeed, the AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) share price is almost at record highs. I have long considered Astra a worthwhile investment. I suspect these latest developments will only make it more so.Creating a vaccineThe company announced today that it would be joining forces with Oxford University to develop and manufacture a coronavirus vaccine. The deal would see AstraZeneca distribute the prospective vaccine, known by the catchy title “ChAdOx1 nCov-19”, which is currently being developed at the university.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…The aim is to mass-produce up to 100m doses by the end of the year. The pair also said their intention is to first prioritise the UK, before extending the programme to other countries.Somehow, I can’t help but suspect that any developments in the coronavirus field just won’t translate to the bottom line as much as we would like. With all the publicity surrounding Covid-19, I am not convinced the company will actually make money from this vaccine.With Oxford leading the way in developing this vaccine, fear of price gouging will likely keep margins low. AstraZeneca shares may be helped by the news, but perhaps more because of perception than fact. This isn’t necessarily a problem, however, for one main reason.AstraZeneca is a strong company anywayEven if this latest vaccine brings in no profits for AstraZeneca, I believe it is still a very strong company. As an income play, its current yield of 2.7% is not the highest I have seen, but better than nothing.Likewise its share price is not exactly cheap at the moment. It has a forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of 25 this year. Having said all this, of course, if the price continues to climb, we may indeed look back on the £85 price tag as cheap.In its quarterly results this week, AstraZeneca reported revenue up 16%, with earnings per share up 27%. It has a diverse portfolio of drugs on its books, and while any Covid-19 treatments may end up weak earners, they certainly won’t hurt.The company has a particularly strong presence in oncology drugs. While most cancer treatments focus on the later stages of the disease, AstraZeneca instead focuses on early detection, prevention, and treatment.AstraZeneca is also holding up well against the threat of cheap, generic version of its drugs. The company works closely with local governments and hospitals in China to help secure fair prices for its treatments.As an investment then, I think you can do far worse than AstraZeneca. Though it may be worth waiting for a small dip in its share price, there is every chance one will not be forthcoming any time soon.I think work on a coronavirus vaccine will only be helping AstraZeneca shares further this year. 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. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Karl has shares in AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Could a Covid-19 vaccine help AstraZeneca shares? Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Karl Loomes read more

These stocks have had a bad year to date. Could they be profitable recovery shares?

first_imgThese stocks have had a bad year to date. Could they be profitable recovery shares? Andy Ross | Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 | More on: IAG RR SSPG Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended SSP Group. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Enter Your Email Address If you’d like to know about a better share than any of the companies above check out the recommendation below. For contrarian investors, this year will have thrown up many possible recovery shares, those that have fallen heavily but could bounce back strongly in any market upturn. As always though, sorting the wheat from the chaff remains a key part of making this style of investing work. To make serious money from a recovery requires patience and skill.Desperately raising more cashRolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has had a year to forget. It wasn’t firing on all cylinders even before the pandemic. There were problems with its Trent 1000 engines which were piling up costs for the engineer. Now with planes barely flying, revenues have plummeted – just like the share price.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…This has forced Rolls-Royce to ask investors for more money. Just recently, it has had to raise £5bn. This money will dilute shareholders who’ve already lost much of the value of their shareholdings.My take is that investing in Rolls-Royce at the moment is a gamble. The shares are likely to fall further before any recovery (if one happens) takes hold. I think it may be too risky, even for contrarian investors.Cheap, but not a great recovery share for meSSP Group (LSE: SSPG) has also been hammered by Covid-19. The group, which owns food kiosks in transport hubs, has been hit by low use of public transport and therefore low footfall past its premises.Only last month the firm was warning of “considerable” job losses. Its second-half sales fell by 86%, showing just how reliant it is on travel for sales. The group has taken measures to reduce the cash it uses up, which is sensible. Even so, cash burn is still going to be around £250m-£270m every six months.Unfortunately, in its last annual report, it only had £233.3m of cash on the balance sheet. Debts well exceeded this, including its short term liabilities – those needing to be paid by this September. So the balance sheet doesn’t strike me as being very robust.Any road to a recovery feels like it will be a long one. The results, I think, make that clear.This company feels like it will face an ongoing hit from the lack of commuters. Working from home may have permanently damaged the business model. As such, although the shares appear cheap, I’d avoid them.Another potential recovery share I’ll avoidIntercontinental Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) is the last share I’ll look at. As the owner of British Airways and other airlines, its shares have fallen because of Covid-19.This meant it has had to launch a steeply discounted €2.75bn rights issue, something other struggling companies are having to do as well.Bookings remain well down as travellers opt to stay at home this year or go on a staycation. Bookings across the group have only recovered to about 30% of pre-pandemic levels. The recovery looks some way off with predictions that it will take years for the industry to get back to capacity.I think it will be a long time before any of these three ‘recovery’ shares can deliver for investors. They may appear cheap now but I’d avoid them.   Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. 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. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Tech Billionaires: Reshaping Philanthropy in a Quest for a Better World

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Technology Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News Tech Billionaires: Reshaping Philanthropy in a Quest for a Better World AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Can We Trust Trump?

first_imgSome arm chair economists say this is not going to happen since a trade war would be just as disastrous for the Chinese economy as for the U.S. economy. One tells us farmers just need to “Don’t flinch. And don’t undermine U.S. leadership as that will accomplish Beijing’s goal.”  This is easy to say from a room full of books rather than from a barn full of soybean seeds, bought on credit and ready to be planted. Farmers are about to risk it all hoping mother nature will give them enough rain and sun to grow the crop and that the market will give them a price high enough to at least cover costs.  Yet, some leaders are asking farmers to sit quietly and trust Trump which is a tall order for many growers. The President has said if the NAFTA talks don’t produce an agreement by the end of May, he is going to walk. He has already walked on the TPP deal that would have lowered tariffs on U .S. farm exports to 11 Asian nations by 40%. Now steel import tariffs have been placed on Chinese steel, prompting a pending retaliation by China on U.S. soybeans, pork, beef, ethanol, wine, and more.  This has prompted a definite turn  in farmer opinions. The latest Purdue/CME Group Farmer Attitude Barometer showed a dip in optimism related to the announcement of steel tariffs and the possibility of a trade war with China. This dip in optimism is with good reason as the stakes are high for U.S. agriculture. Ag Economist at Purdue Dr. Wally Tyner has estimated a worst-case scenario could see Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans drop by 71 percent, total U.S. soybean exports could fall by 40 percent, and total U.S. soybean production could decrease by 17 percent. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said this week in Ohio that President Trump is not going to let farmers be the losers in a trade war, “I spoke with him personally last night. He called me to say, ‘while you’re in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, you make sure our farmers know that I won’t let them be the casualties in these trade disputes.’ He understands that agriculture, based on its bountiful production, is always the tip of the spear in retaliatory measures, and he’s convinced (that won’t) be the case.”  While these are reassuring words, the escalating war of words between Washington and Beijing are keeping farmers and the farm markets on edge. Facebook Twitter Home Commentary Can We Trust Trump? By Gary Truitt – Apr 8, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter So can we trust Trump? I hope so because, if he wins this high stakes global deal making game, it will lead to expanded trade opportunities for U.S. agriculture. Yet I remember the Russian grain embargo, when President Carter and the U.S. State Department sold American agriculture down the river and used food as a diplomatic tool. This plunged the farm economy into a depression that it did not recover from for a decade.  We should always be skeptical when we hear words from Washington, especially when our future is at stake.By Gary Truitt SHARE Can We Trust Trump? Remember the last election when the majority of farmers in the Midwest excitedly went to the polls and voted for Donald Trump? He promised real change in Washington. He promised to put the brakes on the EPA, support the RFS, and limit government regulations. That was just what we wanted to hear.  He also promised to get out of TPP, tear up NAFTA, and get tough with China.  Well, so far we have got most of what we voted for, but now it does not look so good. Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 9, 2018Next articlePurdue Professor: China and U.S. Economies Stand to Lose About the Same Gary Truittlast_img read more

Frogs drop to No. 4 in AP Poll, No. 3 in coaches poll

first_imgTwitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Previous articleFrogs win instant classic over Texas Tech, 55-52Next articleTCU baseball players reflect on summer league experience Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) catches a pass against Texas Tech defensive back Thierry Nguema (17) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. TCU won 55-52. (AP Photo/LM Otero) ReddIt Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor printThe Horned Frogs lost ground once again in the AP Poll Sunday afternoon, falling from No. 3 to No. 4 despite narrowly escaping Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday. The team also dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in USA Today’s Amway Coaches Poll.It was the second occasion this season in which the Frogs fell in the AP poll, previously dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 after narrowly defeating Minnesota in week one.The Ole Miss Rebels gained sole possession of the No. 3 spot in the AP Poll, having defeated Vanderbilt 27-16 in Oxford, Mississippi Saturday. The Frogs and Rebels finished last weekend at an exact tie for No. 3.Meanwhile,  Michigan State took over the No. 2 spot in the coaches poll, a spot TCU had regained last week after a win over SMU combined with an Alabama loss.Also notable was that Oregon dropped out of the AP Poll for the first time since 2009. The Ducks were blown out by Utah 62-20 Saturday night in their own backyard at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.Sunday’s rankings however were a wake up call for the Frogs, who have slowly been trending in the wrong direction in the polls since their opener.TCU has yet to cover the spread for any of their games against FBS opponents this season. Saturday’s spread was 9.5 in favor of the Frogs, but the team only won by a mere three points, propelled by an improbable tipped touchdown catch by Aaron Green in the final half-minute of play.While the Frogs remain undefeated, sitting at 4-0, Saturday’s outing was another shaky performance by a team that has been plagued with injuries on both sides of the ball. The latest victim for TCU was senior reciever Ty Slanina, who went down with a broken collarbone Saturday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.“I told you it wasn’t going to be easy this year,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said in Saturday’s post game press conference. “Do you think you can write a nice story and we’re going to win by 30 points? That’s not happening in the Big 12, not when you play six games on the road.”While the Frogs put up 750 yards of offense against Texas Tech, propelled by a TCU single game record of 267 receiving yards by wide receiver Josh Doctson, the defense’s outing didn’t help the Frogs case in the rankings. The depleted unit allowed 607 yards of offense to the unranked Red Raiders.Penalties also plagued the Frogs Saturday. The team allowed 110 penalty yards over 10 calls.A personal foul on Chris Bradley on what would have been the last play of the game even gave the Red Raiders an extra shot to convert with zero seconds left on the clock in fourth quarter. The Red Raiders nearly did, taking the ball all the way within the 10 yard line after a series of completed laterals.Patterson was not pleased with his team’s lack of discipline.“We had hoped for a field goal and then we’d throw the quarterback down,” Patterson said. “We’d get hands to the face when we had them [Texas Tech] on fourth down. You can’t win ballgames and play like that.”For Patterson though, all that matters is outplaying the opponent, no matter how pretty the performance may be.“I’m just glad we’re here at 55-52,” Patterson said. “We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and try to get better and see if we can find a way to beat Texas by one point.” + posts ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka Linkedin Facebook Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Facebooklast_img read more

RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed

first_img Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religion Nazeeha Saeed, former Bahrain correspondent of France 24 and Radio Monte-Carlo Doualiya, was accused by the information ministry last summer of working as foreign correspondent without authorization after the ministry refused to renew her accreditation in June. She is facing a possible fine of up to 1,000 dinars (2,400 euros).“RSF reiterates its request for the charges against this journalist to be dropped to allow her to renew her permit and work in the country again, without fear of reprisals,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“More broadly, RSF condemns increasing intimidation of journalists in the country and, in particular, a tougher attitude noticed recently towards the international media.” Saeed is the only journalist to have been charged, but her case is not unique. Last year, the authorities refused to renew the accreditation of at least five local journalists working for international news organizations, including Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Associated Press, France 24 and Reuters.The former AFP photographer in the country, Mohammed Al Shaikh, whose accreditation was also not renewed in 2016, was arrested in March this year when he returned from a foreign trip. He was questioned about his work for several hours at the offices of the Criminal Investigation Department before being released without charge. More recently, hearings in two cases against the noted blogger and human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, due to have been held on 16 and 17 May, were postponed until 30 May and 14 June because of his state of health. He underwent surgery in April and was unable to attend court. One of the cases concerns television interviews about human rights in Bahrain that he gave in 2014 and 2015 and the other concerns a series of tweets criticizing the military intervention in Yemen and the use of torture in Bahrain’s Jaw prison. Another case that is a cause of concern for RSF is that of 29-year-old sports photograph Hassan Ghareeb, who was arrested while he was covering a match at the Al-Ahli football club’s ground in Manama.According to our sources, he was arrested in June 2014 and held for three-and-a-half months, accused of having taken part in an attack on a police checkpoint while he was actually at the Al-Ittihad football club.He was sentenced in September 2015 to five years’ imprisonment, although he was not taken into custody at the time. RSF is still unaware of the reasons for his arrest. An appeal is scheduled to be heard on 6 June. Bahrain is among the countries in the Middle East with the most journalists in prison, with at least 14 behind bars, including citizen journalists. It is ranked 164th of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunity Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Bahrain authorities to drop its prosecution of the journalist Nazeeha Saeed on the eve of a verdict in her case, and to halt their efforts to intimidate journalists. News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunity News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts January 25, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain News May 24, 2017 RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed January 13, 2017 Find out more News to go further RSF calls for human rights defender’s release Bahrain urged to drop charges against correspondent October 13, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick gunman thanks judge for eight year sentence

first_img TAGSlimerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Limerick gunman Jason FreyneLimerick gunman Jason Freyne“IT WAS over my Da. That’s why I shot him”.That was the response of Jason Freyne as he was jailed for eight years for firing a sawn-off shotgun into a crowd, which included children, outside a house in Limerick last year.Judge Tom O’Donnell said that the 23-year-old Limerick man, of no fixed abode, was being sentenced for “riding around the streets of Limerick with an adapted shotgun and being prepared to use it”.During the sentence hearing at Limerick Circuit Court last Friday, Judge O’Donnell heard that Jason Freyne got hold of a single barrelled sawn-off shot gun “with ease” before texting his mother telling her he was sorry and was going on a “rampage”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the afternoon of May 9, 2005, Freyne loaded the shotgun, put it in a backpack and cycled to the Hyde Road where he opened fire at a group wounding a 42-year-old man who was hit in the hands and legs.He rode away on his bike, but was seen cycling on the Condell Road by an off-duty Garda. He was arrested in a laneway near Henry Street Garda Station as he tried to get the gun out of the backpack which also contained a balaclava, gloves and two shotgun cartridges.He was wearing a bullet proof vest and said his life was under threat.He said he was shot at the previous day on his way to gym when a man pulled up beside and drew a gun. However he said he shot the man in the face first.However Gardaí said that this was a total fabrication.The shotgun Freyne was carrying had the stock shortened and was in good working order. Firearms residue was also found on his clothes.CCTV footage showed a cyclist leaving the scene after the shooting while Gardaí obtained additional footage taken on mobile phone by a person at the scene.In his sentencing address, Judge O’Donnell noted that the background of the incident stemmed from a dispute Freyne’s girlfriend had with members of the Casey family.This had nothing to do with victim, but the feud was running long and deep.Freyne then interrupted Judge O’Donnell and said “C’mere Tom, I’m involved in no feud or no gang. it was over my Da. That’s why I shot him”.Continuing his judgement, Judge O’Donnell said that the gun attack was opportunistic and not premeditated but noted the seriousness of firing a gun into a group including children.“There could have been fatal consequences over the reckless discharge of the gun and the threat to cause carnage in a call to his mother was quite disturbing”.Freyne, who has a “propensity for violence, showed a lack of planning and a lack of maturity given that the threat to his life was founded on fiction”, Judge O’Donnell said.Imposing an eight year sentence with the final two and half years suspended, Judge O’Donnell said that it was “alarming that he thought it was appropriate to be riding around Limerick with an adapted shotgun and was prepared to use it and indeed did use it while showing no remorse afterwards.”As he was taken into custody, Freyne turned to Judge O’Donnell and said “thanks Tom” . NewsLimerick gunman thanks judge for eight year sentenceBy Staff Reporter – May 16, 2016 1238 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Email Previous article‘Urban Food Fest’ Limerick Street Food Event #bialuimníNext articleIDA accolades are good news for the Mid West Region Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedinlast_img read more

Mayor wishes thousands of volunteers well ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up…

first_imgLinkedin REPRO FREE20/01/2020Blue team – Mark O’Driscoll and Niall Ward underage hurling and football players with Kildimo – Pallaskenry GAA Club and Green team – Conor Blake and Liam Kiely underage hurling and football players with St. Patrick’s GAA Club were photographed with Paul O’Connell, TLC Ambassador and Cllr Adam Teskey – Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick at the Launch of Team Limerick Clean Up 6 in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.Registration is now open for the sixth edition of Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC), due to take place on Good Friday, 10th April, across Limerick City and County. Volunteers are urged to sign up early at www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie and join the 20,000+ volunteers expected to once again show their support for their locality.Pic: Don Moloney Advertisement Cllr Michael Collins said: “Good Friday has become synonymous with TLC in Limerick and it gives me great pleasure in wishing you all the very best of luck for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  “It’s been an unusual 12 months and it’s great that some of our important annual events are being scheduled again.” “It is a credit to all the volunteers who are willing to give up their Good Friday morning to clean up their areas giving their homes and gardens a spring clean.” “You are showing true Limerick spirit.” “Communities right across Limerick have shown such resilience and fortitude in facing the Covid-19 pandemic and while we see the light at the end of the tunnel coming into focus, we still have a way to go. We need to stay strong and stay safe, and hold firm this little bit longer.” “Now while this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up is a little different, it is no less important.” “We can support our neighbours and friends in helping to keep our neighbourhoods and estates clean and welcoming.” “I hope you enjoy TLC 2021 but remember to continue to follow the health guidelines while participating.” “Thanks once again to the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and Limerick City and County Council for funding and co-ordinating this great initiative, Mr Binman, Live95, Limerick Leader and Limerick Post who have always been fantastic supporters of it and of course to the thousands of volunteers.” “Go raibh míle maith agaibh agus Luimneach Abú!” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMunster’s Tadhg Beirne nominated for Guinness Six Nations Player of the TournamentNext articleThe Mid-West region’s Happen Workspaces Network welcomes new rural strategy Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTLC6 Email NewsCommunityLimerickMayor wishes thousands of volunteers well ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up 6By Sarah Carr – March 30, 2021 131 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is wishing the thousands of people who have volunteered for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up the very best of luck this Good Friday [Friday 02 April 2021]. Twitterlast_img read more

NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super Bowl TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twittercenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Pinterest LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, will host its annual Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. eastern. Representatives from Zebra and the NFL will share notable tracking data from the 2020-21 NFL season and contextualize the Super Bowl matchup with advanced statistics from the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They will also discuss Zebra’s six-plus-year partnership with the league and where it’s headed in the years to come. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005157/en/ NFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super Bowl (Graphic: Business Wire) John Pollard, Vice President of Business Development for Zebra Sports will provide a deep dive into the player and ball tracking technology that powers the NFL’s Next Gen Stats. Pollard will touch on a handful of new statistical categories that were released this year and share key metrics from each team participating in the Super Bowl. NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent will also take part in the event. He will discuss how Zebra’s tracking data supports the league and teams. Vincent will also share details about the Vincent Country Safe Zone Activity Day taking place virtually with the students of Riverwalk STEM Academy at Just Elementary School, just three miles away from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida where the Super Bowl will be played. NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland will join the conversation to share his perspective on real-time tracking and his passion for philanthropy through Beyond the Basics – a charity he co-founded to empower youth to maximize their potential by exposing them to enriching experiences, opportunities and people. Zebra is now in its seventh year as the Official On-Field Player-Tracking Provider for the NFL. To enable the data collection, Zebra attaches RFID tags to player equipment and footballs, transmitting real-time location data to receivers positioned around the stadium that gather metrics such as player speed, distance traveled, orientation and acceleration. During the 2020-21 NFL season, Zebra tagged 2,880 players plus all the officials. As a global leader in location solutions, Zebra provides tracking technology for enterprises of all sizes in a wide range of markets including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and transportation and logistics to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 3:30-4:15 p.m. ET WHERE: An approved NFL Communications account is required to access the Super Bowl LV virtual interview platform. To register for an account, please go to NFLCommunications.com and click the “Register” button at the top of the page. ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized. The company’s market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2020, Zebra made Forbes Global 2000 list for the second consecutive year and was listed among Fast Company’s Best Companies for Innovators. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge, follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005157/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Therese Van Ryne Zebra Technologies [email protected] (847) 370-2317Industry Analyst Contact: Kasia Fahmy Zebra Technologies Phone: +224.306.8654 [email protected] KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE SPORTS MOBILE/WIRELESS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ONLINE RETAIL INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY FOOTBALL RETAIL OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Zebra Technologies Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005157/en Previous articleNew Bovine Colostrum Scientific Paper Published in Nutrients’ Special IssueNext articleCharles River Announces Strategic Partnership with Cypre, Expanding 3D In Vitro Services for Cancer Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy Drug Screening Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more