Advertising body rejects APPG calls for total gambling ad ban

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Bingo Slots Regions: UK & Ireland 16th June 2020 | By contenteditor Bingo The UK’s Advertising Association (AA) has rejected proposals from the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to ban all forms of gambling advertising, saying that such a move is not necessary at present. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Advertising body rejects APPG calls for total gambling ad ban The UK’s Advertising Association (AA) has rejected proposals from the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to ban all forms of gambling advertising, saying that such a move is not necessary at present.The APPG yesterday (15 June) published its final report on igaming harms, and concluded that a range of strict new controls should be introduced, including a total prohibition on advertising.In the report, the APPG claimed that as gambling can cause harm to individuals, and as advertising is designed to encourage people to gamble, a blanket ban would be justified.However, the AA, a trade association that represents advertisers, agencies, media and research services in the UK, said an outright ban would not be necessary and could in fact have further implications on the market.“We ask all gambling operators and their agencies to continue to adhere to the strict standards set by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Gambling Commission,” AA chief executive Stephen Woodford said. “These rules clearly require gambling operators to be socially responsible and to protect the vulnerable, as well as under 18s.“As new evidence emerges, the ASA and Gambling Commission consider this and amend the rules if they believe the evidence supports change,” Woodford explained. “At this time, we believe a total ban is not necessary – such an action has wide implications, particularly for the support of sports across media channels, something enjoyed by millions of people right across the UK.”Last month, the ASA released new research that suggested children’s exposure to gambling advertising has declined and is falling back to 2008 levels, amid an overall drop in TV viewing among children.The ASA’s 2019 update on its monitoring of children’s exposure to advertising for age-restricted products revealed children saw, on average, 2.5 TV gambling ads per week. This sees the rate of exposure fall to 2008 and 2009 levels, when children saw 2.2 and 2.7 gambling ads on TV, respectively.In total, these ads made up less than 2% of all TV ads seen by children each week. This represented a significant decline from 2013’s peak, when children saw an average of 4.4 gambling ads per week.The AA is not the only organisation to have hit back at the APPG findings, with the Gambling Commission also blasting claims that it was “not for for purpose”, dismissing the parliamentary group’s assertion as “untrue”.Other recommendations made by the APPG included a ban on online in-play betting and a new review into the use of bonuses and incentives by gambling operators, to determine whether these contributed to harmful gambling, as well as an end to VIP schemes. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.last_img read more

I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_img Harvey Jones | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: AAL RIO 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. 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. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Finding top FTSE 100 dividend stocks for your portfolio has become harder as dozens of companies suspend their payouts during the pandemic. Roughly half the index has now halted dividends, but don’t despair, there are plenty of top income shares out there.FTSE 100 dividend stocks like the two I’m looking at here are great building blocks your retirement portfolio. Simply reinvest your dividends for growth while still working, then use them to top up your pension income later. It’s a great way to get rich over the longer term, and possibly even retire early.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…I feel every investor should have exposure to commodity stocks such as metals and mining giants Anglo American (LSE: AAL) and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO).I’d buy these two FTSE 100 dividend stocksEver since the millennium, commodity stocks have been driven by demand from China, and that is still the case today.This morning, the Anglo American share price is up 2.26%, Rio Tinto up 2.33%. Yet neither company has made any major announcement. This is purely due to a spike in Asian markets, as analysts look forward to positive Chinese second-quarter and trade figures out this week. They reckon the world’s second-largest economy is bouncing back from the pandemic, and natural resources stocks will reap the benefit with a rise in demand for steel, copper and iron ore.This could be your opportunity to buy these FTSE 100 dividend stocks ahead of the next leg of the recovery. Both Anglo American and Rio Tinto fell sharply in the March crash, as you would expect. They have recovered surprisingly well, though. Their share prices are up 34% and 26% respectively over the last three months.Stock market crash bargainsAgain, this isn’t due to individual company developments, but wider sentiment. That’s what’s driving the share prices of these FTSE 100 dividend shares today.Wise investors turn a stock market crash to their advantage, because it gives them the opportunity to buy their favourite stocks at bargain prices. In a sell-off, good companies get dumped along with the bad. Right now, these both look like solid companies, temporarily available at bargain prices.Anglo American, for example, trades at just 8.84 times earnings, with Rio Tinto at 9.16 times. While traditional valuation metrics such as the P/E ratio are not wholly reliable, these still look tempting entry prices to me.Even better, these two FTSE 100 dividend shares offer juicy income streams. Anglo American currently yields 4.53%, Rio Tinto 6.37%. That looks particularly attractive, given the carnage elsewhere. Anglo American looks relatively solid, having taken the opportunity to shrink its debts in the good times. That is paying off in the pandemic. The Rio Tinto share price has underperformed the wider natural resources sector, and may be able to play catch up.Given the dearth of FTSE 100 dividend stocks, both look exciting buys for long-term investors. See all posts by Harvey Jonescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA to get rich and retire early Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Edinburgh and Phil Godman snatch dramatic win away at Racing Metro

first_imgSaturday Jan 14, 2012 Edinburgh and Phil Godman snatch dramatic win away at Racing Metro Phil Godman secured a valuable last second win for Edinburgh over Racing Metro in France last night in the Heineken Cup. They are now top of Pool Two and heading for their first quarter-final place in eight years. Not too long ago the two sides met in an incredible game that ended 48-47 at Murrayfield. This time the finish was just as thrilling, particularly for the Edinburgh fans.Godman came off the bench to deal the dramatic win away from home following tries from Ross Rennie, Netani Talei, and David Denton. Juan Imhoff scored a fantastic individual try for the hosts as he stepped fullback Chris Paterson, but it was all about the visitors in the end as Godman kept his head to claim the win.“We got lucky at the end, we held our composure and fell over the line with Phil’s drop goal,” said Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley. And credit to him, he’s put in all the hard yards in training in the last six months to get back and come on and win a game like that.“Credit has to go to both set of players, it was a good open game of rugby, particularly in that second half. Racing really tore into us at the start of that period and we had to weather the storm, but we got there in the end.“It was a really different game to that last match against them and it was tighter in a lot of areas.“But we knew that the side that could hold onto the ball would get an opportunity in the last 10 minutes and that’s what happened. Racing got ahead, we got back level with a penalty from Greg Laidlaw and then the drop goal which was perfect timing for us.”We’ll do our best to feature clips and highlights from the rest of the weekend, so feel free to get in touch with requests, and even contributions, which all go a long way to providing quality content.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors 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 PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Believe it or not, RUGBY GOLF is now a real thing

first_imgFriday Oct 21, 2016 Believe it or not, RUGBY GOLF is now a real thing Most of us would consider rugby the best sport on the planet, but for some, golf might just be a near second. So why not combine the two? It’s happened, and we first saw it a while back with a clip that went slightly viral, then Fox Sports did it with George Gregan, and now we have this.The sporting craze is reportedly sweeping the USA and Europe, and believe it or not, there are ‘official’ rules, 15 of them. Starting with kicking from a tee, then out of hand on the fairway, you pass the ball once you’re on the green, much the same as you would putt in regular golf.World Rugby put this video together to explain, so if you’re keen to try it out, give it a watch, make note of the way it is played, and we’ll see you on the fairway.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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

Grow Your Tenner launch date is 17 October

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 22 August 2017 | News Tagged with: Localgiving match funding Grow Your Tenner launch date is 17 October Advertisementcenter_img This year’s Grow Your Tenner match-funding campaign launches on Tuesday 17th October at 10am.LocalGiving’s flagship campaign, Grow Your Tenner will run until the match funding runs out, or on Thursday 16th November, whichever comes first. This year there will be a special emphasis on monthly giving with LocalGiving aiming to help local charities and community groups attract long-term supporters.One-time donations will be matched up to £10, until the pot runs out, while monthly donations set up during the campaign will be matched by up to £10 per month. The matching will take place after the first six donations, and be applied to the following six donations.Grow Your Tenner 2017 has a match fund pot of £200,000. £100,000 is reserved for one-time donations and £100,000 for monthly donations.LocalGiving is running a series of webinars in the run-up to the event, which will focus on how to make the most of the campaign including how to attract regular donors. A range of resources will also be available to help members make the most of the campaign.LocalGiving is also asking charities to complete its local charity survey for a chance to win a £500 donation. The survey closes on 2nd October.  160 total views,  1 views today  161 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 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.last_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-22-13 Evening Comments with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 22, 2013 FinancialWeak earnings by J&J and DuPont were offset by positive Google resultsDow up 62 at 13.712 a new 52 week highS&P up 6 at 1491 or looking up at 1500Dollar hung around off 14 and in the middle of its trading rangeBrent crude at $111.89 with resistance at $113Gold steady at $1690The Dow breakout drew in extra speculative buying at the bellApple report this week and they may see the first revenue setback in 10 yearsLivestockOversold cattle rallied up $.80 boosted by Japan’s possible lowering of import standards on beef, but that’s not much businessCash offered at $126Boxed select beef firmedCash hogs were steadyCold temps don’t mean much and the roads are clearGrain and soybeansMarch soybeans closed up $.22 at $14.51 with the next resistance at $14.90Beans were bolstered by good export inspections and harvest stalling rains in the Mato GrossoDollar a bit lower but in range, only the long view is valuable in regards to the dollarCorn exports were poor againWheat business above last week, profit dominated the wheat marketS Korea bought 50,000 tons of corn, but from S. AmericaEthanol production is at a three year low and slippingChinese corn and rice imports are at record levelsThe plains drought is unrelieved and that’s supportive to wheat11:53 updateDow docileDuPont and J&J earnings slipApril cattle climb $1Ethanol production at three year lowWheat price wilts despite worsening droughtChinese rice and corn imports at record highRussia not lifting import duties to offset domestic tightness9:17 updateExisting home sales off 1% puts stocks slightly lowerBank of Japan asset proposal unnerves European stocksWarm and dry ahead for S Brazil and ArgentinaDrought trend hangs over the grain and soybeans with no relief in sight Morning CommentFinancialEarnings mixed as are stock callsExisting home sales todayBank of Japan follows Fed in unlimited asset buying and yen is at its highest versus dollar since May of 2010German investor confidence rises sharplyDAX, however off .7%Crude oil WTI off $.11 at $96.13 and Brent crude $112.11 with resistance at $113Dollar index 79.92 down 11Dysfunction and dictatorial mandates resume in WashingtonApple may show profit slipLivestockCattle glut moderating?Higher margins?Cash offer at $126Choice beef off $2.36 and select down $1.75Slaughter 615,000 9000 lower and hog kill 2,227 down from 2, 284,000Pork cutout 62 loads with carcass odd $.25, loin’s down $1, 82 and hams $.10 lowerTemps cold but roads clearGrain and soybeansMarch corn $7.32 with resistance at $7.50, March soybean $14.43 with resistance at $14.50 and March wheat $7.96 with resistance at $8.10Spot light on S. America and weather looks good out 10 daysExport sales in grains will have to accelerate sharply to reach targetsFarm selling slowing equals firmer basisEthanol plant reduced demand with more comingOpen interest has risen slightly since the reportConsolidation pattern has been a feature Previous articleKelsay Joins Dow AgroSciencesNext articleGrowth Energy Vows to Help President with Clean, Renewable Energy Agenda Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-22-13 Evening Comments with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-22-13 Evening Comments with Gary Wilhelmilast_img read more

Michel Kilo’s trial suspended while defence petitions considered

first_img The Damascus criminal court decided to suspend journalist Michel Kilo’s trial during its opening hearing on 31 October in order to allow a higher appeal court to consider various petitions presented by his defence lawyers.Kilo faces the possibility of life imprisonment on various charges that include inciting “religious and racial divisions” and “insulting official institutions and personalities.”————————————————————————–30.10.2006 Michel Kilo, Anwar Bunni and other political prisoners go on hunger strikeReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about journalist and writer Michel Kilo, who began a hunger strike on 28 October along with lawyer Anwar Bunni and other political prisoners who were arrested last May after signing a joint statement calling for an improvement in relations with Lebanon.The hunger strike, which is to last a week, is being held to protest against their prison conditions and the fact that the authorities did not execute a judicial order for Kilo’s release on bail on 19 October.Kilo’s lawyer told Reporters Without Borders that his trial on the new charges that have been brought against him is scheduled to start on 31 October before a Damascus criminal court.————————————————————————–23.10.2006 Trumped-up charges used to keep journalist in prisonReporters Without Borders today accused Syria’s judicial authorities of bringing new, trumped- up charges against detained writer and journalist Michel Kilo in order to keep him in prison and avoid having to execute the provisional release order issued by a judge on 19 October.“Michel Kilo was already facing life imprisonment,” the press freedom organisation said. “This escalation by the Damascus criminal court is aimed at keeping a journalist in prison at all costs, despite a judge’s release order.Reporters Without Borders added: “In Syria, the prosecutor general defends the regime’s interests at the law’s expense. The security apparatus’ meddling in judicial decision-making is part of the ruling Baath Party’s modus operandi. But this travesty of justice has gone on too long. We call for Kilo’s release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him.”Kilo was not freed although his release was announced on 19 October and the bail was paid. The prosecutor general held up the release order long enough for an investigating judge to bring new charges against him.The order for Kilo’s release on bail of 1,000 Syrian pounds (about 16 euros) was issued by judge Halima Haitar and was signed by the referring judge. Such an order is irrevocable under the Syrian criminal code unless the defendant is charged a new crime. Today, Kilo was accused of “inciting civil rebellion” and a “serious attack on the dignity of the state, exposing the country to the threat of aggressive acts.” This provided the grounds for keeping him in pretrial detention.A contributor to several Arabic-language newspapers, Kilo is known for advocating democratic reforms in Syria. He also heads the Damascus-based Hourriyat centre for press freedom and free expression, founded last year.He was arrested on 14 May after signing a joint statement by intellectuals from Syria and Lebanon called “Beirut-Damascus, Damascus-Beirut,” which called for a change in the relations between the two countries. He was charged with inciting “religious and racial divisions,” publishing “mendacious and exaggerated reports with the aim of discrediting the government” and “defaming the president and the courts.” November 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Michel Kilo’s trial suspended while defence petitions considered SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more News March 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more News News News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Follow the news on Syrialast_img read more

Limerick politician calls for “cultural change” to stamp out “misogyny” in…

first_imgLimerickNewsLimerick politician calls for “cultural change” to stamp out “misogyny” in politics and societyBy David Raleigh – February 23, 2021 541 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleHayes moves to within two wins of 750 – Weekly Racing NewsNext articleMass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population David Raleigh center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Cllr Elisa O’Donovan, Social Democrats. Photo: Cian ReinhardtA LIMERICK politician has said a “cultural change” is needed in Irish politics and society to stamp out “misogyny”.Independent Councillor, Elisa O’Donovan, who was elected to Limerick City and County Council in 2019, said she has experienced misogyny from other politicians as well as members of the public.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Yes, it’s endemic in most political parties, it’s why I left party politics, it’s toxic towards women,” Cllr O’Donovan said.“It’s a culture change we need really,” she added.Cllr O’Donovan was speaking after she she said she “blocked” a man from contacting her on social media and text messages, after she had appeared on a RTE news report, last Sunday.“Yesterday I appeared on the news for less than 15 seconds. This “irritated” a man so much that he contacted me on Facebook, I blocked. Then on WhatsApp, I blocked and then by text message, I blocked.”“When @HalloranCathy (RTE Mid Western Correspondent) contacted me last week I didn’t respond to her. I knew this is the response I would get.”“For the last year I’ve done everything I can to shrink myself as a politician. I am no longer a party leader in Limerick. I don’t put in any press releases to media. I go to Council and do my work for constituents.”Cllr O’Donovan, a former member of the Social Democrats, complained that “the misogyny towards me is so pervasive and consistent”.“This low value speech on me personally is suppressing my political speech. I am calling it out this year and highlighting it. Ignoring it is not working for me anymore.”Speaking after posting her comments online, Cllr O’Donovan said she had previously “reported” to gardai previous incidents of receiving online messages,  “but I won’t this time”.“Honestly I’d be at Henry Street (Garda Station) everyday if I had to report all the harassment I get online,” she added.Cllr O’Donovan has received support from colleagues across political parties, including from former Mayor of Limerick, Fianna Fáil Cllr James Collins, who said, he too had “reduced my social media interaction for the same reasons”.“No wonder it is so difficult to encourage people to enter and remain involved in politics,” Cllr Collins added.Social Democrat TD, Holly Cairns, told Cllr O’Donovan in a tweet: “Your political speech is so important to so many people, Elisa, we’re all behind you.”Sinn Fein TD for Galway West/South Mayor, Mairead Farrell, also offered her support, and tweeted: “Really sorry to hear that, solidarity.”Limerick Labour councillor Elena Secas described it as “totally unacceptable” and told Cllr O’Donovan to “stay strong, you are a great, very hard working councillor”[email protected] tweeted: “Every politician needs to call this out for what it is, only through continually highlighting can we keep this up for discussion and challenge it. Otherwise we can’t hope for higher female representation.”Responding to Cllr Collins, @davydublin47 tweeted: “James, it’s not that difficult at all to get people involved in politics so stop with the pity party, there was always odd balls around long before the internet, Use the block button.”Edward Donovan @CadoudalChouan told Cllr Collins: “Many of the women blame negative comments on misogyny. Yet you too receive negative comments. So it is not only misogyny.”Cllr O’Donovan posted a series of screenshots of a text conversation between her and a male in which she told him “don’t ever contact me again”.Earlier a message sent to Cllr O’Donovan, read: “U couldn’t have come across any more irritating on rte news if u tried. Well done.”, to which Cllr O’Donovan replied, “Thanks. Being irritating to anonymous men on the internet is my favourite hobby.”Another message read: “I’m not the one putting myself in the public eye. Maybe u need to have a good long look at urself.”Cllr O’Donovan replied: “You are incredibly rude and I am blocking you. Take a good long hard look at yourself. I’m a political representative not a celebrity.”last_img read more

Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleStormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk TrumpNext articleRio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill dies day after final game Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Local NewsWorld News A protester holds a placard with an image of Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and Justice For Myanmar as fellow protesters march around Mandalay, Myanmar on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. A protest against Myanmar’s one-week-old military government swelled rapidly Monday morning as opposition to the coup grew increasingly bold. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 last_img read more