Slots Masterclass: Red Tiger

first_img28th September 2018 | By Louella Hughes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Slots Masterclass: Red Tiger AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresscenter_img Four years after launching, Red Tiger’s games are live across 36 operators. With 85 more in the integration pipeline the studio is pursuing a novel solution to the integration issue.Aware that operators’ demands are many and varied, Red Tiger Gaming is ploughing its resources into efficiency and automation.Four years after launching in Sofia, the supplier has added offices in Malta and the Isle of Man with Gibraltar opening soon. It has grown from a team of three led by industry veteran Nick Morn, to a team of over 200 across the three offices.Since last year the business has been overseen by CEO Gavin Hamilton, formerly director of gaming at Paddy Power Betfair, who now manages Red Tiger’s growing commercial opportunities.The last two years has seen a boom in demand for Red Tiger’s games and other software products, creating an unwieldy pipeline of operators wanting to integrate.Hamilton says that having grown the revenue base by 800% in 2017 and being on course for 300% in 2018, the company’s biggest problem has become how to scale the communication-intensive process of integrating new clients onto the platform.Having started life as a simple RGS, it now offers features including a proprietary bonus engine, a daily jackpots product and slots tournaments, which while great for operators have the potential to add to the integration burden.As a result the supplier has been ploughing the bulk of its resources for the last six months into creating an automated backend platform to enable new customers to integrate themselves.“Speed is the most important thing because we are growing like crazy and we need to keep up with all the new business that is coming in,” Hamilton says. “Everything that the RGS does is automated, so our team doesn’t need to do anything twice, they do it once and if it’s okay they automate the whole process so the next time we make a change we just run the tests again and it works.” This means that any game or platform feature can be tested once but deployed to numerous operators simultaneously. All the testing is automated using bots that simulate play. “It can simulate a whole week’s play in under an hour. If it’s all fine, we deploy it to the operators,” he continues.Automating integrationRed Tiger’s tech team comes predominantly from outside the gambling industry. Some are from social gaming but much hail from other disciplines altogether, something Hamilton says stops them being constrained by “how it’s always been done”.He explains that the company has always pushed for quick integrations, not just because it’s good for operators to be up and running as quickly as possible, but because it’s bad for a new supplier to be bogged down in protracted integrations.“The problem [with integration] isn’t technical, it’s that there are lots of stakeholders involved from the operators’ side – technical guys, business guys, marketing guys – and they all have priorities that can make it take three months when it could be three hours,” he says.“But automating integration so that they lead it from their side means it takes one or two days whenever they want to do it. We don’t have to be involved at all and the developer at their end just does his work.”Red Tiger had 15 integrations in progress as we discussed the new system, which shows how much more efficient self-integration is when you consider it took three years to integrate the first 30. “It’s important to bear in mind that we have two different types of users, the operators and the players, and we have to look after both of them,” Hamilton says.The emphasis on getting the infrastructure right before all else appears to have been a lynchpin of the Red Tiger way of doing things from the beginning. It didn’t release a single game for the first nine months it was operational, concentrating instead on creating a framework, or ‘base game’, that all future games would be built on, perfecting the mechanics but also making it easier to adapt and release games at scale. New game features are first built into the base game application, such that all games require a subset of that functional code library.The suppliers’ first game, Dragon’s Luck, went live in 2015 and remains the studio’s most popular release to date. Its first European client was Betfair. At that time Red Tiger had only produced a range of Asian-themed games, so Betfair put them all on an exclusive Macau tab on the site, considerably enhancing their visibility. Today the UK makes up 40% of Red Tiger’s overall revenue, with Scandinavia and other European countries making up the remainder. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Slotslast_img read more

Here’s where I think the IAG share price could go in 2021

first_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 6th December, 2020 | More on: IAG 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Here’s where I think the IAG share price could go in 2021 See all posts by Alan Oscroft We’ll surely dig over the bones of what happened to International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) in 2020 for a long time. But it’s only worthwhile if we use it to help make sense of what the future might hold for the IAG share price.IAG shares are up around 75% over the past month. And by the end of November, IAG was one of the top traded shares over at Hargreaves Lansdown, along with Rolls-Royce.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…Private investors in the UK appear bullish about the aviation business, then, on the back of Covid-19 vaccine successes. But, I do think optimism over 2021 prospects for the Rolls-Royce share price are a bit premature. So what about the IAG share price?Firstly, something I’ve spoken of before, but which bears repeating. We will not all get our jabs by Christmas and jet off into the New Year sun. No, vaccinating the UK’s population is a mammoth task. And it will be months before the vaccine even starts to reach the great majority of younger and healthier people.IAG share price pressureI just don’t see airline bookings for summer hols in 2021 coming anywhere near pre-pandemic levels. In fact, I expect 2022 bookings to remain depressed too. I really don’t foresee a return to 2019 flying volumes any time soon. So, I can see the IAG share price continuing under pressure for a good bit longer.And what about IAG’s business? Can it hold out until profits start to roll in again? On that score, I think things are looking reasonably comfortable. In September, IAG raised €2.7bn through the issue of new shares. That is a big chunk of new cash, and those who invested at a discount to the IAG share price at the time are already in profit.But it does come at the expense of dilution. Future earnings per share and dividends per share figures will be proportionately lower for the same overall amounts of cash. So even if IAG does return to earlier profit levels, it will be split more ways.What about debt?But new equity is better than greater debt, isn’t it? Well, I’m not taking my eye off IAG’s debt level, which has climbed sharply. At 30 September, net debt had reached €11,096m, up from €7,571m at the same point a year previously.That leads to a rather worrying figure pointed out by fellow Motley Fool writer Roland Head. Roland calculated IAG’s enterprise value, which is the total of all its shares at the current IAG share price, plus net debt. Roland worked it out at around £15.5bn. IAG’s enterprise value a year ago was about the same, even though future sales and profits now look set to drop significantly. So markets are still putting the same total valuation on future streams of earnings, while the outlook for those earnings has degraded significantly.On one hand, I rate IAG as one of the airline companies most likely to survive and grow over the long term. But on the other, I see really tough earnings prospects for at least a few years. In 2021, I think the IAG share price could be volatile. And I reckon it has a good chance of losing ground. 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.last_img read more

Should I buy the FTSE 100’s 5 worst performing stocks of 2020?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 20th December, 2020 The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Should I buy the FTSE 100’s 5 worst performing stocks of 2020? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo and Lloyds Banking Group. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for investors. One only has to look at the performance of FTSE 100 stocks to see why. At the top of the scale, shares in some companies such as the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Fresnillo and Ocado, have jumped more than 80%. 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…However, at the other end of the spectrum, shares in some of the index’s most prominent constituents, such as BP, Lloyds Bank and IAG, have crumbled by more than 40%. As the world starts to get to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, I think buying a selection of these stocks could be a good idea. FTSE 100 stocks to buy The five worst-performing stocks in the FTSE 100 this year are IAG, Rolls-Royce, BP, Lloyds Bank and Royal Dutch Shell. At the time of writing, shares in these businesses have fallen between 40% and 61% year-to-date.The performance of blue-chip companies this year can be split into two camps. There are those businesses that seem to have benefited from the pandemic and those that haven’t. Big oil corporations such as BP and Shell have struggled due to falling oil prices. Meanwhile, IAG, as the owner of British Airways, has seen revenue evaporate as the global aviation market has frozen. Whether or not these FTSE 100 businesses can return to growth in 2021 depends on how the world reacts to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems as if there are green shoots on the horizon. At least three vaccines are effective against the virus, and one is already being rolled out. Over the next few months, tens of millions of people will likely be vaccinated. This should begin to bring the pandemic under control. The most optimistic forecasts suggest the world could be back to normal by the middle of next year. I think that seems unlikely, but I do believe the worst should be behind us by the end of 2021. However, some of the worst-performing FTSE 100 stocks of 2020 already registering improving operating performances. BP and Shell, for example, are benefiting from a rising oil price. In the past few weeks, the price of Brent crude oil has risen above $50 a barrel, taking it back above the level it was trading at before the WHO officially declared a global pandemic. At the same time, Lloyds and its banking sector peers have issued some impressive trading updates in recent months. These updates have suggested that the worst is behind the UK financial sector. The bottom line As such, I think it may be worth acquiring a basket of these poorly performing FTSE 100 stocks. That being said, when it comes to Rolls-Royce and IAG, I’m a little bit more hesitant. It could be many years before the global aviation industry returns to 2019 levels of activity.Therefore, these companies may struggle until the middle of the decade. In my opinion, it may be better to avoid these businesses while they continue to face short-term headwinds.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images 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.last_img read more

Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineout

first_img Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineoutCory Hill made his Wales debut against Australia in 2016 and famously scored the decisive try after 34 phases in his country’s Six Nations win over England in 2019. Here he talks about a skill second-rows are more known for and gives his advice on how catch the ball at lineout time…The catch“Develop a relationship with your hooker. First, stay on the floor to get used to catching above your head. Then build in the lift, staying straight-on with hands above head.”The lift“It is important to get
 a good lift. The front lifter should be low, their hand just above the knee, with the back lifter having their hands under your buttocks. They step in and squeeze you up – if you emphasise staying square, with a strong core and arms above your head and trust the lift, you are in a good place to catch.”The drill Hands up: Cory Hill claims the ball for Wales at a lineout (Getty Images) England Women’s full-back Danielle Waterman gives her top… The timing“Work on your timing. At the front of the lineout you can attack the ball, but if you are catching at the middle of the lineout, the later you leave it to go up the more chance you have of beating the opposition. So know where the ball should be above your head at full stretch.”This article originally appeared in the October 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine. Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep Collapse Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks “The catcher’s responsibility is to take the ball. So try a drill where you are on your knees, with someone kicking the ball to you to catch it. The more confident you are, the harder the kick. You can also practise catching up-and-unders above 
your head.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett, the World Rugby… Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrier Jake Polledri on how to be a top ball-carrier The Wales lock gives his tips for getting your hands on the ball in the air Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Expand Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep Jake Polledri, the formidable Gloucester and Italy ball-carrier,… Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Stirring Toulouse comeback ends with incredible late penalty-try victory

first_imgThursday Oct 11, 2012 Stirring Toulouse comeback ends with incredible late penalty-try victory Toulouse came from behind to record a 34-32 injury-time win over Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday, following an incredible series of reset scrums. The referee eventually awarded a penalty try, which was casually converted by Luke McAlister for the win. Bordeaux were heading for a famous victory after great play from Metuisela Talebula in particular, as he contributed to their first try – scored by Blair Connor – and then scored two of his own.Toulouse trailed 29-10 and Bordeaux looked good, but Timoci Matanavou scored a late brace of tries, and then with time almost up, the visitors got a scrum 5 meters out. They powered through the hosts, and while the referee tried his best to not have a huge bearing on the outcome of the game, a yellow card in the front row and then a penalty try followed after an incredible seventh scrum reset, six minutes into extra time.With scores tied, replacement flyhalf Luke McAlister casually slotted the kick for the win. “I haven’t seen that kind of scenario very often. But it’s not miraculous because the players deserved to be in that position and were putting Bordeaux under pressure,” said Toulouse backs coach and former player, Jean-Baptiste Elissalde.Other than the bizarre finish, there was sensational play throughout, with positive running and great bits of skill all over the park. If you have nine minutes to spare, make sure you watch this one.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

A House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room / Takashi Okuno & Associates

first_imgArchitects: Takashi Okuno & Associates Area Area of this architecture project A House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room / Takashi Okuno & AssociatesSave this projectSaveA House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room / Takashi Okuno & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886072/a-house-with-a-ryurei-style-tea-room-takashi-okuno-architectural-design-office Clipboard Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa+ 27 Share CopyHouses•Japan Projects Year:  Photographs:  Shigeo Ogawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs A House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room / Takashi Okuno & Associates ArchDailycenter_img Area:  234 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886072/a-house-with-a-ryurei-style-tea-room-takashi-okuno-architectural-design-office Clipboard Manufacturers: Galvalume, Takachiho Shirasu CorporationSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. A House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room (tea ceremony performed while seated in chairs) A quiet residential neighborhood near the mountains of Matsuyama.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaA historical area where a retreat for the lord of the Matsuyama Domain used to be located. Our client grew up with much exposure to tea ceremonies.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaIn order to ensure continued use of the tea room even in their old age, the space is designed to allow guests to receive tea while sitting in chairs, and to have orderly traffic paths. The main theme in designing this home was how best to let the living area and the tea room share the space.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe tea room can be altered depending on need. Partition it off with shōji (paper-covered wooden lattice panels), and you have a small room the size of 4.5 tatami mats. Remove the shōji, and the space becomes a large room with chairs. By lowering or raising the blinds, you can create either a hallway or extra space for seating guests. The kitchen and the tea room have been arranged in close proximity to each other in order to further enhance convenience.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe living and dining area is an expansive space thanks to the exposed rafters under a wide roof. The high ceiling connects the space to the second floor. There are high side windows on the second floor for ventilation. Even during months that require no air conditioning or on days with very little wind, the gravity ventilation creates air that flows through the space.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaHow best to integrate tradition with a modern lifestyle. While staying faithful to agreed terms, we contemplate spaces that can be used continuously for years to come.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaWe cannot help but feel a renewed sense of determination to meet such challenges, each time we hear from our client about new connections made in the tea room.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaProject gallerySee allShow lessP+R Driebergen-Zeist / GroosmanSelected ProjectsShenzhen Talent Park / AUBESelected Projects Share “COPY” 2017 “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeTakashi Okuno & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on December 27, 2017Cite: “A House with a Ryūrei Style Tea Room / Takashi Okuno & Associates” 26 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?立礼茶室 / 奥野崇设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Council close to finalising Andersen purchase

first_imgFacebook Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Previous articleLimerick athletes take off for Transplant GamesNext articleNewcastle West man warned over breaching order John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAndersen IrelandLimerick City and County CouncilNiall Collins TD Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCouncil close to finalising Andersen purchaseBy John Keogh – August 21, 2014 1189 Twitter Linkedin Emailcenter_img Tom Kiely, Secretary of Rathkeale Community Council, with Deputy Niall Collins at the Andersen buildingTom Kiely, Secretary of Rathkeale Community Council, with Deputy Niall Collins at the Andersen buildingLIMERICK City and County Council is close to sealing the deal on the acquisition of the former Andersen Ireland site in Rathkeale.The liquidator has agreed to sell the factory to the local authority and, according to a Council spokesperson, discussions “are at an advanced stage”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick City and County Council has for some time been in discussions to acquire the former Anderson building and site in Rathkeale. Theses discussions are now at an advanced stage and it is hoped that final agreement will be reached shortly.”The spokesperson continued: “The local authority has the full support of local councillors in the area to purchase the site as part of its economic development role to attract and encourage investment when the opportunity arises, particularly in this part of West Limerick.”Limerick TD Niall Collins welcomed the news and said: “It is imperative in order to create replacement jobs in Rathkeale that this building and grounds be purchased by the State and managed in a manner that will be a success for the community.”The Fianna Fáil Deputy added: “Rathkeale has over the years seen too much good property fall into the hands of owners who are happy to leave lie idle and derelict. Too often in the past the Council has failed to act and purchase key strategic sites in the town, which now are idle and derelict and create a negative impact on business and people’s residential amenity.”The price of the property has not yet been disclosed.Andersen Ireland, which manufactured costume jewellery, closed in September 2013 with the loss of 170 jobs. New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Advertisement O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park WhatsApp Print EU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural Ireland Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of Statelast_img read more

Clothes are not responsible for rape

first_imgEmail Advertisement NewsCommunityHealthClothes are not responsible for rapeBy Bernie English – January 24, 2019 2503 TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleWork on 60 bed unit at University Hospital Limerick is ready to startNext articleDrop-in centre would reduce risk of suicide Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Leona O’Callaghan at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous group.Photo: Cian ReinhardtHANGING in an exhibition opened in Limerick this week is a first holy communion dress.It’s a replica of the clothing worn by a child when she was raped.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dress does not hang alone. There are boys communion suits too and school uniforms, office wear, layers of jumpers and skirts put on against a cold day.The clothes are part of an exhibition called ‘Clothes Don’t Rape’ staged to coincide with the official launch of the Survivor Support Anonymous group in Limerick.“I asked people to tell me what they were wearing when they were raped and then found clothes that were as close a match as possible,” said Leona O’Callaghan, rape survivor and founder of the group.Claire Flynn, Conor O’Driscoll, Leona O’Callaghan, Criona Higgins-Spyrides, and Debbie Cole, at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous Pic: Cian ReinhardtThe purpose of the exhibition is to blast the myth of victim blaming by pointing to clothing as an inducement to rape or sexual assault.Speakers at the launch in the Health Hub in the city included  Ruth Coppinger TD and rape survivor Debbie Cole.Referring to the recent controversy about a woman’s underwear being introduced as mitigation in a rape trial,  Ms O’Callagan said, “Our message is clear and I hope it does not fall on deaf ears. Rapists cause rape, full stop end of sentence.“Surely the men of our country are equally insulted at the insinuation that they are so weak that a piece of clothing would influence their willingness to rape?“Whether it is a g-string, a communion suit, a short skirt or a wooly jumper like we see here, the responsibility of the choice of a perpetrator to rape another person is not shared with the person they rape depending on what that person wore. Its time our judiciary system stopped the blame game”.Ms O’Callaghan is also calling for changes in the judicial system to give rape and sexual assault victims their own legal representation.Having seen the man who raped her sentenced and his barrister pleading for mitigation on the grounds that she had only fought back once, Ms O’Callaghan said, “At 12 I did not have the ability to consent. Deciding to stop struggling when I lost that battle the first time, did not mean I consented.“I was not willing, nor was I able, nor was I wanting the rapes. There is no such thing as a non-violent rape. Asking for mitigation due to my choices in handling myself during my rape as a child is just as wrong as insinuating that a woman wearing a thong is more culpable than a woman wearing more material in their underwear”.For details of the group meetings contact 085-1492977.last_img read more

Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana About Author: Phil Hall Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The potential for Gulf Coast housing damage from Hurricane Laura could total more than $88 billion, according to a new forecast from CoreLogic.Laura is heading in the path of 431,810 homes in Texas and Louisiana, and CoreLogic estimates a reconstruction cost value of approximately $88.63 billion resulting from the storm surge if the hurricane arrives on land in its projected Category 3 status. The Houston metropolitan area is at the greatest risk for damage, with more than 126,000 residential properties in the hurricane’s projected path, followed by Texas’ Beaumont-Port Arthur area with more than 77,000 residential properties at risk and Lafayette, Louisiana, with more than 66,000 residential properties at risk.“The coincidence of two catastrophes—a damaging hurricane season and the ongoing global pandemic—underscores the importance of the correct valuation of reconstruction cost, one of the core tenets of property insurance,” said Tom Larsen, Principal for Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic. “Homeowners, mortgage lenders and insurers need to work together to ensure properties are fully protected and insured. CoreLogic data has found a correlation in mortgage delinquencies and catastrophes, which could point to a serious issue of underinsurance trends.”Laura is the fourth hurricane of the historically busy 2020 season. As of 11 a.m., Laura was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph sustained winds and was moving through the Gulf in a west-northwest path at 16 mph, roughly 620 miles southeast of Galveston. Laura has already swept across the Caribbean island of Hispaniola that is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing the deaths of at least 11 people and creating floods and power disruptions in both countries.Weather forecasters feared that another potential hurricane, Marco, was going to cross paths with Laura. However, that storm deteriorated into a tropical depression on Monday and briefly swept across land near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura 2020-08-25 Christina Hughes Babb August 25, 2020 1,083 Views Tagged with: Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Next: Report: The Best Real Estate Markets of 2020 Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Minister confident Coleraine DVA jobs will be retained

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Minister confident Coleraine DVA jobs will be retained WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Minister Alex AtwoodThe North’s Environment Minister says he has been reassured that no decision has been taken to close the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency centre in Coleraine which would result in the loss of 300 jobs.The British government wants to move more services online  – this has lead to fears that the services provided in Coleraine would be moved to Swansea in Wales leading to massive job losses.But Minister Alex Atwood says he has spoken to the Transport Minister who stated that no decision had been made as it relates to Coleraine and that no decision would be taken without proper consultation.Minister Atwood now feels the Derry jobs are safe for the time being at least:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/atwo1pm.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleDeputy Pearse Doherty says people of Donegal have been let down by Government two years after General ElectionNext articleCyber-Bullying – The Minister for Communications wants Facebook to “discuss sensible protocols” News Highland By News Highland – March 6, 2013 Twitterlast_img read more