Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tesco just raised its dividend by more than 20%. Is it now one of the best UK shares to buy?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. Tesco just raised its dividend by more than 20%. Is it now one of the best UK shares to buy? Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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.center_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! The standout figure for me in today’s half-year results report from Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is the almost 21% increase in the interim dividend. With the shareholder payment on the rise, is the stock now one of the best UK shares to buy?For context, the increase arose because Tesco aims to pay the interim dividend at the rate of 35% of the prior full-year dividend. And the last full-year dividend went up by almost 60%. At first glance, these robust increases in shareholder returns are encouraging to me. I reckon we can judge a lot about the health of a business by the directors’ decisions surrounding dividends.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…Why Tesco could be one of the best UK shares to buyThe firm’s policy is to maintain a full-year payout ratio of 50% going forward. And that means the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders will be 50% of the company’s net income. As such, dividend decisions are automatic in some ways, because if earning slip, so will the dividend.But today’s increase in the shareholder payment is backed by some convincing figures. At constant currency rates, overall sales rose by almost 7% year on year. But within that figure there’s variation. More than 90% of sales came from operations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (ROI). Sales rose by 8.5% in those combined regions. But in Central Europe, there was a decline of 1.5% and Tesco’s banking operation saw sales plummet by more than 31%.Meanwhile, Tesco has been retreating from its international operations. In the report, for example, the company tells us sales of businesses in Thailand, Malaysia and Poland are “progressing well.” Indeed, the core operations remain in the UK and the ROI and Tesco’s turnaround has been powered by refocusing on them.But the bank’s performance has been abysmal. The figures today reveal a £155m loss from the division. I reckon Tesco is best shot of it. After all, who wants to own a bank these days? They’re terrible, cyclical enterprises quick to get into trouble when economies turn down. And while Tesco is at it, why not get rid of all the other non-core operations abroad? My guess is we’ll see such further disposals in the fullness of time with Tesco becoming completely focused on the British Isles.I want a lower valuationI reckon an ongoing intense focus on core operations is what Tesco needs to hold its ground in the war with the big-discounting competition such as Aldi, Lidl and others. Meanwhile, looking ahead, chief executive Ken Murphy said in the report he expects a “broadly even balance” to the year in terms of retail profitability in the first and second halves. And retail operating profit in the current year will likely be “at least” the same level as 2019/20. But he reckons the bank will report a loss between £175m and £200m for the full year.With the share price near 219p, Tesco’s forward-looking dividend yield is just above 4.2% for the trading year to February 2022. So, is Tesco one of the best UK shares to buy now? Not for me. I want the yield to be at least 5% before buying and see no rush to buy the shares now. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 | More on: TSCO Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today…last_img read more

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Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact

first_imgThe England prop’s top tips on this effective turnover tactic The England Women’s captain gives her tips for… The back-row talks through the latching process that… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Carry on: Harlequins prop Vickii Cornborough on the charge (Getty Images) Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact Harlequins and England prop Vickii Cornborough explains how to rip the ball in contact…Teamwork“You need to be working as a unit to rip the ball – normally in a double tackle. Rachael Burford talks about hunting in threes and it’s the middle person who makes the initial tackle and then a second person comes in higher and will look to rip the ball.”On hand“If you’re the second person coming in, as you go into the tackle assess what the ball-carrier’s hand placement is like.“If they have the ball in one hand, it’s a prime opportunity to dislodge the ball. If they have the ball in two hands, you need 
a dominant tackle first off.“It still doesn’t take a lot most of the time, especially because the ball-carrier will go into the tackle more worried about the first person.”Go tight Isolated carriers can still protect the ball, explains… Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Pick opportunities“Don’t always go for the rip – it might not be on depending on the situation. If the first person hasn’t made a dominant tackle or they’re a little bit late, the ball-carrier might be looking to offload.“If you bite in to rip the ball, there is space left on the outside. So don’t go in 
if there’s a chance of the offload.”This article originally appeared in the June 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Expand Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact “The biggest thing when going for a rip is to get in tight on the ball. With long levers you won’t get good traction or power, so get your chest and shoulder in close and then look to dislodge the ball.“You can pump the ball up or down, but ripping down is normally easier as you’re using gravity.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 Collapse Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Expandlast_img read more

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PilMa House / Azootea

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/586216/pilma-house-azootea Clipboard Spain “COPY” PilMa House / Azootea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/586216/pilma-house-azootea Clipboard Save this picture!© Paula Arroyo+ 16 Share Photographs:  Paula ArroyoConstruction:Navas 3000 s.l.Structures:Jofemar s.l.Technical Architect:Alarifes s.l.p.Architects:Berta González Salinero, Alegría Zorrilla MirasCity:ValdilechaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paula ArroyoRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The site is located on the edge of the urban area, in a lot with steep slopes and natural caves. The proposal responds to this boundary condition: Firstly a system of concatenated walls and concrete slabs break and compensate the pressure of the earth, and take advantage of its thermal inertia like the caves in the area.Save this picture!© Paula ArroyoFurthermore, a light wooden structure sets the friendly and urban part of the intervention. Thus, the first floor houses the damp program, kitchen and bathrooms, while the second contains the dry program, living area and bedrooms.Save this picture!PlanThe dwelling is closed to its nearby environment turning to a courtyard, which is the central space of the house, ensuring lighting and cross ventilation in all rooms, and functions as expansion space for the house during the warmer months. However, the house opens into the distant landscape through the roof garden.Save this picture!© Paula ArroyoProject gallerySee allShow less71 Above Restaurant / Tag Front ArchitectsSelected ProjectsIT HQ / Morpho StudioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAzooteaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValdilechaSpainPublished on January 16, 2015Cite: “PilMa House / Azootea” [CASA PilMa / Azootea] 16 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream CopyHouses•Valdilecha, Spaincenter_img PilMa House / AzooteaSave this projectSavePilMa House / Azootea Photographs Architects: Azootea Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Projects 2014 Year: last_img read more

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PDF of April 1 issue

first_imgDownload the PDF.Bessemer workers fight for justiceWorkers on the move:  North Carolina schools; Washington state Amazon; Oregon coffee shops; Which side are you on, Marty Walsh?More:Berta Cáceres lives on;Women’s sports: inequality, solidarity;The Commune vs. the state;No to anti-Asian violence!Editorial: Voting rights resistance.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Free Mumia: ‘It’s now or never!’Jamal Journal is back;Virginia abolition victory;Prison profiteers.GLOBAL:anti-China smear campaign;Suez Canal capitalism.Download the PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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Government eager to use Net surveillance software currently in test phase

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en October 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government eager to use Net surveillance software currently in test phase RussiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Reporters Without Borders condemns plans by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal supervisory agency for communications, information technology and mass media, to use search software to track down “extremist” content on the Internet. The agency is currently testing the software and intends to start using it in December. When Roskomnadzor’s software, using very vague criteria, decides that a website has “extremist” content, the site will be given three days to remove it. If it fails to comply, it will be sent two further warnings and then it will be closed down.In a separate development, the justice ministry has announced a contest for the design of software that it could use for scanning and monitoring Internet content. It would scan for anything posted online about the Russian government and judicial system, and any European Union statement concerning Russia.“Our main concern is Roskomnadzor’s very broad definition of ‘extremist’ content and the arbitrary and disproportionate nature of the sanctions, that can include website closure,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The creation of this software will establish a generalized system of surveillance of the Russian Internet that could eventually lead to the withdrawal of all content that troubles the authorities. It will inevitably restrict the free flow of information.”Russia has just celebrated its fourth annual “Russian Internet Week,” but a number of recent incidents confirm that the withdrawal of content at the behest of the authorities poses a serious threat to the Russian Internet. The Roskomnadzor office in the Siberian city of Tomsk recently pressured the TV-2 regional television station to stop retransmitting two news programmes produced by Dojd, Russia’s first Web TV, whose content is very critical of the authorities. The official grounds were that TV-2’s licence does not allow it to “broadcast programmes of another media.” But TV-2 new editor Viktor Muchnik said nothing stops the station from buying and broadcasting other content. “The complaint is legally without foundation and we intend to challenge it in the courts,” he said. The station is facing a possible fine or withdrawal of its licence.On 23 October, TV host Kseniya Sobchak posted a video of Vasiliy Yakemenko, the head of the Federal Youth Agency and leader of the pro-Kremlin “Nashi” movement, that showed him dining in one of Moscow’s most luxurious restaurants. It prompted a lot of criticism. Without taking a position on its content, Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the reaction from Nashi press officer Anna Biryukova, who has told websites displaying the video that they must remove it at once or risk legal action.Anatoly Baranov, the owner of the Forum.msk.ru discussion platform, has complained that the Yandex search engine is filtering the results of Yandex.News so that it shows no news from his website. Several Russian bloggers have reported a wave of bot attacks on the LiveJournal network. Bots are automatic or semi-automatic software programmes that can be used for cyber-attacks, especially DDoS attacks. Opposition blogger Oleg Kozyrev claims to have counted more than 2,000 of them.Famous anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny’s email account has meanwhile reportedly been hacked and its contents posted on the Navalymail.kz website. Several bloggers regard the hacking as part of a government-orchestrated smear campaign against Navalny.The flow of blog posts by a naval conscript who called himself Vasiliy has suddenly ended. Posting on Twitter under the name of Sosigusyan, he wrote about bullying and the poor conditions in his unit. Someone hacked into his Twitter account and removed all the content about military life except the last three posts, which were written by someone other than Vasiliy.Reporters Without Borders is ranked 140th out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is classified as a “country under surveillance” in the Reporters Without Borders “Enemies of the Internet” report. News News News News May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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First Presbyterian Church Altadena: Tosh Kawahara Memorial Hike

first_img Community News Business News Make a comment HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The First Presbyterian Church of Altadena will host the Tosh Kawahara Memorial Hike on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Hikers will gather at the corner of Windsor and Ventura (the backside of JPL) where the hike will begin.There will be breakfast following the hike at the Social Hall of the church at 2775 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena. If anyone is unable to hike or cannot make it to the hike, the church is inviting them to join the community for breakfast.First Presbyterian Church, 2775 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, (626) 791-4271 or visit www.altadenapresbyterian.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribecenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion Events First Presbyterian Church Altadena: Tosh Kawahara Memorial Hike Breakfast at the Social Hall will follow after the hike. Article and Photo courtesy of First Presbyterian Church, Altadena Published on Friday, May 4, 2012 | 8:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives

first_imgCommunity News With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 3:05 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The need for blood donations hasn’t diminished over the past year, even with the COVID-19 pandemic putting many things on hold. In fact, the American Red Cross says the pandemic, along with severe weather that has impacted much of the U.S., has made blood donations even more urgent, with all blood types in short supply.In Pasadena, blood donation drives have been scheduled over the next few weeks at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, at 2471 E. Walnut St., Suite 103, and a few other sites.If you are willing to donate, schedule an appointment now through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by using the American Red Cross website.To download the Blood Donor App, go to www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html.All blood drives will follow COVID-19 safety protocols including temperature screening, social distancing, and face coverings for donors and staff, the Red Cross said.Following are blood donation dates and times at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center:March 25, 10:45 to 6 p.m.March 26, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.March 27, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.March 28, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.March 29, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 30, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 31, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.April 1, 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.April 2, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April 3, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.April 4, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.From 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, a Blood Drive is scheduled at the American Legion District 18, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., Pasadena.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, a Blood Drive will be held at the Pasadena City Church, 2588 E. Colorado Blvd.The Red Cross is also testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which would show a person’s immune system had developed antibodies in response to a coronavirus infection or a vaccine.If you test positive for high levels of antibodies, plasma from your blood donation may be used in convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients. The Red Cross explains that a positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity.The Pasadena Blood Donation Center accepts COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations. For eligibility and donation details, call the Blood Center at (800) 733-2767.To be eligible to donate blood, donors should weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be at least 16 years old and be generally healthy. First-time donors are usually asked to present two forms of identification, although the type of identification needed varies by facility.If you have any particular health concerns or have traveled outside of the country, let the blood bank know at the time you set your appointment.For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Derry man sentenced to 8 years on terrorism charges

first_img Google+ By admin – September 10, 2014 Derry man sentenced to 8 years on terrorism charges Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter WhatsApp News A Derry man has been jailed after admitting dissident republican-related charges including the possession of a bomb-making cook book.Kevin Barry Concannon, 41, from Beechwood Avenue, was sentenced to eight years with half to be spent in custody and half on licence.Concannon admitted having photographs of the headquarters of Merseyside Police in Liverpool. He had pleaded guilty in June this year at Belfast Crown Court to a total of seven offences.The father-of-one also admitted possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.He entered the same plea on a similar charge of possessing explosive substances – aluminium granules, magnesium ribbon and metal springs – with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.Concannon also pleaded guilty to possession of a deactivated sub-machine gun, a set of number plates, smoke canisters and a thunder flash.He also admitted a charge connected to having images of Merseyside Police HQ.Concannon’s wife Lesley, a fitness instructor from West Virginia, was originally charged with her husband over the explosives haul but the charges were later dropped.Following his release, Concannon will also be subject to a counter terrorism notification period of 10 years in which he will have to inform the police of his address and movements. Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleMcGuinness not done with Donegal just yet!Next articleDonegal landmarks ‘Light up Gold’ for Childhood Cancer Foundation admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey last_img read more

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O.C. Fishing Club Hosts Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament

first_imgThunder and lightning didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 84 kids who participated in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s 43rd annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday morning.The two-hour event was curtailed after just a little more than hour of fishing, when the first thunder claps sounded and radar indicated lightning strikes just two miles away. “Everyone cooperated when we had to call a stop to the event because of the storm coming,” said Ed Hoban, the fishing club’s chairman of the event.The tournament was held on the beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. “It’s safety first,” Hoban said. “You have to do the smart thing. No sense putting anyone in harm’s way.” Up until that time, the children were excited about winning prizes donated by local merchants and organizations. Top prizes included new bikes, trophies and ribbons.Danielle Audet, 10, of Lumberton, led the girls division, and Justin Lowery, 11, of Woodstown, represented the boys division, each catching the largest fish. Both caught summer flounder. Danielle’s fish measured 16.25 inches, while Justin’s fish was 15.5 inches. “It was very exciting to catch such a big fish,” Danielle said. “I felt it was there on my line and then I thought I might lose it.”  All of the boys and girls who fished in the tournament received prizes, ranging from backpacks and magnets to gift cards and food certificates. The first, second and third place winners who caught the most fish in each age category took home a rod and reel, along with place ribbons. Despite thunderstorms that cut short the tournament, kids still went away with some catches and ribbons. (Courtesy Ocean City Fishing Club)First, second and third place winners in the 8-10 age group were Luke Whitworth, Kyle Markley and Julia Roman. Whitworth and Roman also were overall winners of the most fish caught by a boy and a girl, with Luke landing eight bluefish and Julia catching two fluke. In the 11-13 age group, Justin Lowery took top hook, followed by Finn Seeger and Jack Reiscke. With just two winners in the 14-16 age category, Adam Madkour came in first followed by Andrew Mattia. Andrew Mattia, 14, of Furlong, Pa., said he’s participated in the tournament a couple of times and credited his grandfather with teaching him how to fish in salt water. He caught a six-inch kingfish during the tournament.In all, the kids caught 32 fish, many of which were small bluefish, some fluke, and a smattering of other species, including sea robin. Courtney Stimson, 13, of Monroeville, has participated in the tournament for three years. She reeled in the first fish, which was a 9.25-inch kingfish. “I didn’t think I had anything on my line at first,” she said excitedly. “But I just kept reeling in and there it was.” Fishing club volunteers had the children’s parents or guardians sign waivers for insurance purposes and register the boys and girls. Club members also manned the beach with measuring devices to record sizes of the fish the youngsters caught.“It’s the first year we had waivers to sign,” said Frank Pizzutilla, Ocean City Fishing Club president. “It’s a smart thing to do and I want to thank everyone for understanding and cooperating.”In addition to measuring fish, volunteers also helped the younger anglers cast and gave fishing advice to those who were novices. The fishing tournament was held in cooperation with the Ocean City Department of Recreation.Fishing is good at the Ocean City Fishing Club Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament. (Courtesy Ocean City Fishing Club) Kids had some great catches at the 2018 Ocean City Fishing Club’s Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament. (Courtesy Ocean City Fishing Club)last_img read more

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