Gambling Commission lifts Genesis licence suspension

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Online casino Licensing Regulation The Commission cited sections 116(2)(a) and 116(2)(c)(i) of the Gambling Act when launching its review of Genesis’ activities.  It may now accept customers across all brands once again, following the lifting of the suspension. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter As a result Genesis was forced to stop operating in the market, and temporarily cease activity across 12 domains, including Genesis Casino, Casino Cruise and Casino Gods. 19th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Gambling Commission lifts Genesis licence suspension Section 116(2)(a) says the regulator may commence such a review if “activities may have been carried on, in purported reliance on the licence but not in accordance with a condition of the licence”. Section 116(2)(c)(i), meanwhile, says the Commission can conduct a review if it believes a licensee “may be unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities”. Tags: Gambling Commission UK Gambling Commission Genesis Global Gambling Act Genesis said the suspension had occurred following a routine compliance assessment from the Commission in July, which it said was similar to previous reviews it had passed without any findings of note. Licensing It therefore claimed that a suspension following the July review was “disproportionate” and also “inconsistent with the Commission’s previous regulatory enforcement action in regard to other operators”. The regulator indefinitely suspended Genesis’ licence in July, as it reviewed its operating activities. However, the operator was quick to announce that it would “vigorously” appeal the decision.  The Gambling Commission has lifted its suspension of Genesis Global’s remote operating licence, but will continue its review of the operator’s internal processes.last_img read more

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FIFA’S Medical Chief warns Premier League and others, ‘no football till…

first_img Cricket Latest Sports News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?D’Hooghe warned: “If there is one moment where absolute priority should be given to health and medicine, it is this.“That is why I ask everybody to be very careful before starting competitions again. “I will be happy if we can have nothing before the start of next season. “If they could start the 2020-21 in September they could eventually avoid a second attack from the virus.”His stark warning came as France became the first of Europe’s big five leagues to officially end their season. And D’Hooghe, head of FIFA’s medical committee and a former member of the game’s ruling executive committee, slammed any plans for behind-closed-doors matches.Meanwhile Premier League Club Chiefs meet on Friday on way forwardUEFA have set a May 25 deadline for European leagues to decide if they intend to play their current campaigns to the end. And while the top-flight clubs are pressing ahead with plans to finish the season behind closed doors, most lower division teams are not in a position to return to action. Premier League clubs will meet again on Friday to discuss the government’s ‘Project Restart’ plan to get football going again. By Kunal Dhyani – April 29, 2020 Football FIFA’S medical chief wants no more Premier League action until next season – with all football resuming in September. Michel D’Hooghe compared the deadly coronavirus pandemic to World War Two, adding: “The world is not ready for competitive football. It is not a matter of money — it is a matter of life and death.”The Belgian’s demands were described as “sensible” by Brighton striker Glenn Murray. And they are a huge blow for hopes of a summer restart as the Prem has been eyeing a June 8 restart. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ward produces solid save to keep 10-man Wales in the game; Follow Live Updates Copa America 2021 Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Football Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update SHARE WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket center_img Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Football Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates FootballLatest Sports NewsSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket With more than £750million of TV revenue at stake, England’s elite teams are desperate to fulfill their fixtures so they do not have to make a massive refund to Sky, BT and BeIN Sport.A number of clubs including Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Brighton have opened their training grounds this week for their players to work individually.“There are still far too many health risks involved at the moment and I think many players and managers will be reluctant to rush back just for the sake of completing the season before the end of July said one of the team executive. FIFA’S Medical Chief warns Premier League and others, ‘no football till September’ WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Previous articleFootball Business : French Ligue 1 suspended, PSG title dreams in limboNext articleBelarusian Cup 2020 Semi-Finals LIVE : Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Dinamo Brest prediction, team line up and Live Streaming details Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

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Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The dangers have just risen for Tesco and the FTSE 100 supermarkets. I’d avoid them today

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. The dangers have just risen for Tesco and the FTSE 100 supermarkets. I’d avoid them today Royston Wild | Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. It took a long time for the German discounters to join the online party. But it seems the Covid-19 outbreak — and its possible long-term impact on consumer habits — is prompting Aldi to begin properly embracing the digital shopping phenomenon. It’s a development that challenges the position of the FTSE 100 supermarkets even further.Last month, Aldi announced it was taking its first foray into selling groceries online. I said it would begin selling boxes of pre-selected goods to help vulnerable people remain fed and watered during the lockdown period.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 Central European chain has since taken an additional step in the potentially-lucrative internet segment. It announced on Monday it has teamed up with Deliveroo to offer what it calls “a rapid delivery service” from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham.Customers will be able to order up to 150 Aldi products to be packed in-store and dropped off by Deliveroo drivers. The supermarket plans to extend the scheme to an extra seven stores in the East Midlands in June. And, if successful, Aldi says it could extend the scheme to additional shops by the end of 2020.A game changer?Embracing the online shopping trend has taken a back seat for the German chains in recent years. Unlike the FTSE 100 operators, they’ve invested billions of pounds to expand their estate of physical stores instead. It seems though, the surge in grocery orders made online has caused a rethink.A report just released by Mintel shows why Aldi has finally decided to take the plunge. It says the coronavirus outbreak has had a “seismic impact” upon the UK’s grocery sector. Consequently, the research house predicts the value of the online grocery market will explode 33% in 2020, to be worth a whopping $16.8bn.And Mintel suggests sales of edible goods via the internet will keep surging long after the coronavirus crisis has (hopefully) passed.Nick Carroll, associate director of retail research at Mintel, said: “Shopper numbers in the online grocery market have plateaued in recent years as retailers struggled to get new customers to try these services. The outbreak is bringing a new audience to online grocery, and this should boost the market long term with strong growth forecast through to 2024.”Fear for the FTSE 100 firms!Aldi is already snapping at the heels of the so-called ‘Big Four’ operators. According to Kantar Worldpanel, the UK’s fifth most popular chain commands a market share of 7.9%. This puts it within spitting distance of Footsie-quoted Morrisons whose share stands at a fraction shy of 10%.Clearly, the opening up of a new front poses huge dangers for the larger operators, such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s too. And it could well lead to the other low-price mammoth Lidl entering the internet arena.Profits at Britain’s established chains have taken an almighty whack over the past decade as the German chains have expanded. And if they have the same influence on the market in cyberspace as they have in the real world, then these FTSE 100 companies really will be in trouble. This is why I’d avoid them at all costs and look for better opportunities, of which there are many in the FTSE 100. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Entries open for Scottish Fundraising Awards

first_imgThere are nine awards categories including best event, volunteer fundraiser of the year, direct mail award, and community/local fundraising award. All awards are free to enter. Projects can be entered in more than one relevant category.All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form and must be received by 22 September 2004.The Awards are organised by the Institute of Fundraising Scotland. Howard Lake | 9 August 2004 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries are now being accepted for the 13th annual Scottish Fundraising Awards.The awards are designed to recognise fundraising achievement in Scotland. Judges will be looking for evidence of well thought-out, planned activities that have made effective use of human, financial and material resources.To qualify, the activity must have been completed by 31 July 2004, although it can have started anytime over the past four years. Advertisement Tagged with: Awardscenter_img Entries open for Scottish Fundraising Awards 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

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Diane Abbott care package GoFundMe page raises over £5,000 for Hackney charities

first_img  191 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: GoFundMe politics Melanie May | 14 June 2017 | News Advertisement  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 A GoFundMe page set up to provide MP Diane Abbott with a care package has so far raised over £5,300, with the majority going to local London charities.Set up by Sophie Duckebox, Hackney resident and comedian, the Diane Abbott Care Package page has so far raised almost £5,500 from 570 people in six days. It was set up after Abbott temporarily withdrew from the Election campaign trail due to ill-health and came under attack from the Conservative Party. According to the GoFundMe page, no more than £100 of the money raised will go on the care package, with the remainder donated to charities operating or based in Hackney.The charities announced so far are Hackney-based Project Indigo for LGBTQ+ youth, and THE CRIB, a social inclusion/intervention project that works with young people aged between nine and 24. One more yet to be named charity will also receive support.The campaign has a target of £6,000 and will close on or before 16th June.Suggestions on the campaign page for the care package include:Some TLC (albums CrazySexyCool and FanMail)Audio recording of Serena Williams reading Maya AngelouAt least two litres of coconut oilSome beautiful bars of CHOCOLATEA copy of Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum DreamsThe White Company candles (fyah bun dem)Homemade fried plantainRose Granger-Weasley fanfiction Diane Abbott care package GoFundMe page raises over £5,000 for Hackney charitieslast_img read more

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Oppression, resistance — In Atlanta and Palestine

first_imgOver 200 demonstrators, a majority Palestinian, rallied and marched in Atlanta on Dec. 16 to oppose U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The demonstration, organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, was supported by Students for Justice in Palestine, the International Action Center and the International Socialist Organization. Speakers denounced the oppression of Palestinians, the role played by the U.S., and supported the need for international solidarity against racism and imperialism.Oppression in Palestine and Atlanta are intimately connected. Through the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program, Atlanta police officers learn repressive police tactics used by Israel against the Palestinian people. The police then use these tactics against communities of color in Atlanta.Outside CNN headquarters, protesters drew attention to the central role major U.S. news outlets play in covering up the daily brutality Palestinians face.  They charged the city’s powerful in the crime of Palestinian oppression. In response, CNN guards threatened to call the police on protesters.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Professors hope to make comic books more relevant on campus

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin Olivia Moodyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-moody/ printSwapping out traditional textbooks in the classroom and bringing in comic books is getting some students enthusiastic about learning.Wesley Cray, an assistant professor of philosophy, began using comic books in his classroom due to his teaching style, which focuses on philosophical questions pertaining to various forms of art.“Comics, it turns out, is among my favorite art forms, so it was only a matter of time before they showed up in my classroom,” Cray said.Not only are students as enthusiastic about this form of literature — they can get a different type of literacy through this interplay of text and images that they wouldn’t through standard written books, said Cray.Junior Ali Scholtz uses comic books in her Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition class. She said that comic book reading was new for her. After some adjusting, she became much more interested than she would have with a traditional textbook.“It wasn’t something I found myself dreading to read before every class,” Scholtz said. “Instead, I enjoyed seeing what was going to come next.”Comic book, “Mission In A Bottle”, was assigned to student Ali Scholtz by her professor.Cray, alongside an informal group of professors, created the TCU Comics Initiative, a group consisting of TCU faculty who share research and teaching interests involving comics.“One of our goals is to help promote comics scholarship and comics-related activities on campus,” Cray said. “There are a growing number of comics-related courses on campus, so our hope is to use the Comics Initiative to help raise awareness about these courses and get students interested.”The TCU Comics Initiative had their first group activity by bringing 2009 alumni Molly Mahan back to campus to talk about how her liberal arts education at TCU helped her with her career as an editor with DC Comics.Cray said in the future, the TCU Comics Initiative hopes to be formally recognized by the university and potentially develop a Center for Comics Studies in the future. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Miller’s floater at the buzzer gives Horned Frogs win over Cowboys Twitter Olivia Moodyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-moody/ Women’s Track and Field adds plethora of new talent to roster Chicken wings are the Super Bowl champs Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Olivia was ready to head out of state to follow her passion for journalism. After making the dance team at TCU, this school became the perfect place for her to follow her passion for journalism and her love for dance. Journalism has carried over into her personal life with her recent blog “Liv Greatly.” Using her minor in criminal justice, Olivia’s end goal is to become an investigative reporter. Twittercenter_img Olivia Moodyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-moody/ Women of Empowerment Organization provides ‘inclusion and support’ ReddIt Facebook Linkedin + posts Facebook Olivia Moody Olivia Moodyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-moody/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleWomen’s Basketball outlasts Ole Miss in SEC/Big 12 challenge, 55-50Next articleBane explodes for season-high 24 points, TCU defeats Central Michigan Olivia Moody RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Researchers Find 1 In 5 LA County Renters Pay Late Or Miss Payment

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Roughly one in five tenants in Los Angeles County have paid their rent late or skipped at least one payment during the pandemic, putting them at risk of losing their homes when the state’s eviction moratorium expires, according to a joint UCLA-USC study released Monday.“Twenty-two percent of Los Angeles County tenants paid rent late at least once from April to July, while between May and July, about 7% did not pay any rent at least once,” according to researchers at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.Among households in the county that did not pay rent, either in full or partially, about 98,000 tenants have been threatened with an eviction, while an additional 40,000 report that their landlord has begun eviction proceedings, according to the report detailing hardships faced by tenants during the COVID- 19 pandemic, including lost wages as a result of the economic shutdown.“I think everyone understood, early on, that renters might be in trouble as a result of COVID-19 and its economic fallout,” said lead author Michael Manville, an associate professor of urban planning at UCLA.Highlights of the study’s findings include:• about 16% of tenants report paying rent late each month from April through July;• about 10% did not pay rent in full for at least one month between May and July; and• about 2% of renters are three full months behind on rent, representing almost 40,000 households.“Nonpayment occurs disproportionately among the lowest-income renter households, so repaying back rent could be a tremendous burden for them,” noted the report’s co-author Michael Lens of UCLA.And although the majority of tenants are paying their rent despite the pandemic, researchers said it’s important to note that many are relying on unconventional and potentially unsustainable funding sources. One-third of households with problems paying rent relied on credit card debt and about 40% used emergency payday loans, according to the report.Renters who struggle to pay their bills are suffering disproportionately from anxiety, depression and food scarcity, and they are relying more on credit cards, family and friends, and payday loans to cover their expenses, researchers found.The prevalence of job losses and nonconventional forms of payment suggest the importance of direct income assistance to renter households, researchers said, noting that tenants collecting unemployment insurance were 39% less likely to miss rent payments.“One of the main concerns among landlords at the beginning of the pandemic was that tenants weren’t going to pay their rent if they knew they weren’t going to be evicted,” said Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center. “Not only have we not seen any evidence of this, but getting money in renters’ hands through unemployment insurance or rental assistance helps a lot.”California’s moratorium on evictions is scheduled to end Sept. 1, but lawmakers are considering a bill that would extend certain protections through Jan. 31, 2021.Paavo Monkkonen, an associate professor of urban planning and public policy for UCLA, said the research shows that helping renters now “will not only stave off looming evictions next month but also prevent cumulative money problems that are no less serious, such as renters struggling to pay back credit card debt, struggling to manage a repayment plan or emerging from the pandemic with little savings left.”To read the full report, go to www.lewis.ucla.edu/research/covid19-and- renter-distress/. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Researchers Find 1 In 5 LA County Renters Pay Late Or Miss Payment CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 | 2:04 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Limerick flood defence ‘Toblerone’ topping is not to everyone’s taste

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick flood defence ‘Toblerone’ topping is not to everyone’s tasteBy Bernie English – July 16, 2017 996 Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 654 new homes built in Limerick over past year Lack of security put Opera centre at risk Fatality in Abbeyfeale WhatsApp Printcenter_img Facebook Advertisement An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme picture: Brendan GleesonSOME have compared it to a Toblerone chocolate bar but it’s definitely not to everyone’s taste – that’s the verdict of residents of Verdent Crescent in King’s Island on the new flood defence wall recently erected by Limerick City and County Council.Limerick flood defence. picture: Brendan GleesonHigh tides caused havoc in the area in recent years with home owners and elected representatives clamouring for the council to take measures to save their homes from further damage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The council acceded to their wishes and erected a wall between Verdent Crescent and the river – but locals say that while it might solve the flooding problem, it’s left them staring at an ugly structure.“It looks dreadful. There must have been a better way to finish it,” said local resident Rita Samphier.82 year-old Rita, who has been living in the Crescent since it was built, said that “no-one who has to look out at this wall is happy. We can’t see the lovely flowing water or the ducks and swans anymore. Instead we have this ugly thing that’s topped with soemthing that looks like a pyramid. We have to look at this for the rest of our lives,” she told the Limerick Post.Local councillor, John Gilligan (Ind) says he’s fully in agreement with Rita.“The flood defence are completely necessary but I think they might have come up with something more attractive, This looks like an ugly Toblerone,” he said.Cllr Gilligan approached the council engineers after hearing complaints from the residents.“The told me that because it is a double wall, the capping is a necessary part of the structure”.“We were delighted that they fronted the wall with stone but the capping is not at all aesthetically pleasing. The problem is that it can’t be rounded for health and safety reasons – the engineers have to use something that people can’t walk on top of,” he explained.However he believes that something can still be done to make the structure visually more acceptable.“I’m asking them to look at painting it to make it look better but first and foremost, the wall is intended to keep the area flood free,” he said. Previous articleBusy night for Limerick Fire ServiceNext articleCardinal says Church must stand on the side of victims 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. 900 homes with go-ahead still on drawing board Twitter TAGSConstructionflood defenceKing’s Islandresidential last_img read more

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