European regulation continues to harm Net Gaming in Q3

first_img Topics: Finance Email Address Online gaming affiliate business Net Gaming Europe has put a year-on-year drop in revenue, earnings and profit in the third quarter down to ongoing struggles related to new regulations in a number of European markets.Revenue for the three months to 30 September came in at €3.5m (£3.0m/$3.9m), down 24% from €4.9m in the corresponding period last year.Aside from struggles with new regulation in Europe, Net Gaming said this decline was partly down to an accelerated transition from cost per acquisition (CPA) to a revenue share model. CPA now accounts for 39% of revenue, down from 70% in Q3 of last year, while revenue share saw its contribution double from 30% to 60%.Net Gaming also noted a 14% year-on-year dip in new depositing customers (NDCs), due to the challenges that operators faced in connection with regulation in Europe and increasing competition in the American market.Europe was again the primary source of revenue for Net Gaming, accounting for 70% of all revenue for the quarter, despite the business experiencing issues as a result of new regulations in certain markets.Revenue share from the company’s North American operations fell from 23% in Q3 of 218 to 14% this year, but Net Gaming saw growth for the rest of world, with revenue share’s contribution climbing from 4% to 16%.In terms of spending for the quarter, operating expenses were up slightly year-on-year, primarily due to higher spending on personnel, which increased 9.4% from €838,000 to €917,000. Net Gaming said this was driven by organisational development and recruitment of key personnel.Other external costs also climbed from €773,000 to €832,000, mainly due to an increase in consultancy expenses related to the development of sites in North America and Europe.Lower revenue and higher spending meant that operating profit slipped 47.0% from €3.1m to €1.6m, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also declined 41% year-on-year to €1.9m.Profit before tax dipped 44.6% to €1.2m and, despite paying less tax (€74,000) compared to Q3 of last year (€159,000), profit after tax was down 44% to €1.1m. In addition, Net Gaming noted that profit from continuing operations fell from €2.0m to €1.1m.The Q3 results mean that revenue for the first nine months of the year, through to the end of September, came in at €11.0m, down 20% on €13.8m at the same point in 2018.EBITDA for the year-to-date fell 30% from €9.2m to €6.4m, while profit after tax was also down 31% from €6.3m to €4.3m.“We will continue to feel the regulation effects in the short term, and we are obviously not at all satisfied with the figures we have achieved in recent quarters,” Net Gaming’s chief executive and president, Marcus Teilman, said.“But looking on the bright side, we are convinced that we have an exciting journey ahead of us in an underlying growing market where we will be a leading player working at a fast pace and with a clear desire to take the lead.“Our main focus is to grow in regulated markets with a high proportion of revenue share. We want to dig deeper in existing markets, strengthen our existing websites and invest even more in our strongest brands.” European regulation continues to harm Net Gaming in Q3 Online gaming affiliate business Net Gaming Europe has put a year-on-year drop in revenue, earnings and profit in the third quarter down to ongoing struggles related to new regulations in a number of European markets. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance 15th November 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Mark Evans talks Euro Crisis

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The interesting country in all this is Wales. In recent years they’ve tended to align themselves with the Celtic fringe within the Six Nations and the IRB, but they must be tempted to break ranks. The game below national level is under huge pressure from Premier League football, the player exodus to France and a fragmented fixture list. If they were to switch allegiances they could negotiate a tremendous commercial deal, reenergise the game in Wales and probably achieve some protection for Italy and Scotland in the process.For make no mistake, if Wales or Ireland defect, with union support, it’s game,  set and match to the club-based leagues. Would the WRU take such a radical step and turn their backs on their Celtic partners? If they really want to protect their national game, they should give the idea serious consideration. Wading in: Former Quins chief Mark Evans, now of the NRL’s Melbourne Storm, gives his opinion on the Euro CrisisBy former Harlequins boss and Melbourne Storm Chief Exec Mark EvansIT’S BEEN coming for a few years, but it looks as if the time for compromise is all but over. The mood music coming out of Dublin, London and Paris doesn’t fill me with confidence and regardless of the short-term manoeuvrings, such as the setting up of an Anglo-French competition, the final outcome is far from clear.On the surface this is about control and money. But underneath that the root causes of the conflict are more prosaic. European rugby is fundamentally unbalanced, with two countries large enough to support a national league (England and France), two probably flexible enough to adapt to a range of cross-border solutions (Wales and Ireland), and two being so small in commercial and playing terms that they require an integrated, cross-border, union-led structure with a degree of cross-subsidisation (Scotland and Italy).Defectors?: Evans can see Welsh regions breaking ranksThe ‘one size fits all’ free-market model isn’t appropriate to this situation. But trying to square the circle, whereby the allocation of places and money is adjusted without creating significant unintended consequences, is proving impossible.It’s this imbalance that creates all the problems of revenue distribution and participation structure. If you believe commercial power should result in political control and a proportionate share of the revenue, the two big countries will dominate. On the face of it this appears fair. But if you go for this ‘each to his own’ approach then over time it will lead to the disappearance of competitive Scottish and Italian-based organisations. SWANSEA, WALES – JANUARY 13: Justin Tipuric of Ospreys in action during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Ospreys and Leicester Tigers at Liberty Stadium on January 13, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) This will undermine the Six Nations and the World Cup, because effectively you’ll push two mid-tier rugby nations into terminal decline. On the other hand, current arrangements are slanted far too heavily in favour of the Pro12 teams.It’s easy to suspect that both sides aren’t too bothered about achieving a balanced conclusion which keeps the long-term strategic aim of growing the game to the fore. They just want to win this fight.last_img read more

Jeffrey K. Butcher to lead the Brotherhood of St. Andrew

first_imgJeffrey K. Butcher to lead the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Other appointments, elections also made Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL People Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA [The Brotherhood of St. Andrew] Jeffrey K. Butcher was elected the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s 28th national president by a unanimous vote June 13 during the 132-year-old men’s ministry’s 44th Triennial Convention and National Council meeting. The conference was held at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott.“I am thankful for the confidence my fellow Brothers bestowed on me,” he said. “It is most humbling. We will be traveling this road together.”Butcher is a longtime Brother, former Kentucky diocesan coordinator and a national officer. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 32 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2002. He also spent 28 years in the securities business as a Registered Representative, retiring from UBS Financial Services in 2012.He attends St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage, Kentucky near Louisville.Due to his efforts while serving as vice president of field operations, the Brotherhood now has its largest leadership team in more than a decade.Prior to strengthening the Brotherhood’s leadership team in the field, he served as the public relations and communications vice president. This committee was responsible for developing a 2012 Benchmarking Survey that requested feedback from the entire Brothers Andrew membership rolls on the direction the Brotherhood should take going forward. These comments were taken seriously with most items being implemented or changed during a three-year period.Also elected to leadership positions June 13 were Senior Vice President Jack Hanstein, Treasurer Robert Dennis, Secretary Charles Craven, National Council Chairman Dick Hooper, Province IV President Billy Harrison and Province VII President Roy Benavides.Brother Butcher appointed Vice President of Restorative Justice Dr. Edwin Davis, Vice President of Veterans Affairs John Patton, Vice President of Ministry to Young Men Ed Milbrada and Vice President of Discipleship Tom Martin.Robert Richards and Gordon Shumard were elected to the board of the James T. Houghteling Memorial Trust and Murtland Yaw and Ken Evans were elected to the nominating committee. 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This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (2) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Richard H. Jett says: June 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm Congratulations to Jeffrey on his election/appointment to this important position in the Episcopal Church. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

A double dose of Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club

first_imgFriday Aug 19, 2011 A double dose of Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club It’s the end of the week, another interesting one in the world of rugby, and there’s only 21 days left to till the world cup. Today we’ve got a double helping of Plays of the Week, which features some of the best bits from the last two weeks. It’s not long to go now and while the final few rounds of warm-up games, and the Tri Nations, take place, teams are frantically looking to not only find their form leading up to the big tournament, but also their best combinations. Avoiding injury is a bonus too, something some sides have already struggled with. Up north it’s difficult to gauge where some of the sides are at, as it could be said that England and Wales both look like they need to work on being more clinical, while Ireland’s big test will come this weekend as they meet France again, hoping to overturn the loss of a few days back. In the big 3, New Zealand seem to be, as per the usual trend, heading into the world cup as favourites. Their rivals the Wallabies, with all the ingredients on paper, have this week dropped one of their most experienced backs, and changed their captain. Whether that will come back to haunt them or not, we’ll only find out in two months time. The Springboks, an older group, have all the experience needed, but aren’t producing the goods. A good win against the All Blacks tomorrow will go a long way towards getting their mindset right before they travel to New Zealand. A few injuries seem to be hampering them too though, with the big loss of integral forward Juan Smith being announced just yesterday. Aside from the RWC hype, the Currie Cup and ITM Cup are keeping on keeping on, as well as club rugby in Australia. Today’s Plays of the Week post from Fox Sports does what they do best, as we’re treated to a summary of the funniest, dirtiest, and best bits from not one, but two weekends of brilliant rugby action. Enjoy. If you’ve seen last week’s episode, skip to 2:32 and you can jump straight into the latest. Time: 04:52 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 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 Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Oxfam to launch chain of fairtrade coffee shops

first_img 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. Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 12 May 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam is to take on the likes of Starbucks with a chain of coffee shops selling fairtrade coffee and snacks.The cafes will trade under the name “Progreso”. Oxfam hopes to launch three outlets by the end of 2004 and have a chain of 20 within the next three years. Potential ites in Scotland and the southeast are already being investigated and Oxfam is looking for concession partners who can provide suitable locations within existing retail operations, such as large bookstores.The coffee shop market is tough but Oxfam believes that it can offer an attractive alternative: it believes that Progreso will be “the antithesis of the global corporate cafe, with better product and real heart.” Advertisement Oxfam to launch chain of fairtrade coffee shopslast_img read more

Ireland Funds open 2012 grants round

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Applications for grants from The Ireland Funds opened again at the beginning of February.The objective of the Small Grants Round is to enable as many organisations as possible to fund new and innovative responses to social need. The amount of funding available will vary from year to year but is typically around $1 million, with the maximum grant €20,000 and the average grant around €6,000.Funding will be provided for: Advertisement Investing in Ireland’s communities supporting a shared future for Northern IrelandProviding access to educationPromoting culture and heritageAssisting disadvantaged youthAssisting the elderly “Forgotten Irish”Promoting Philanthropy in IrelandThe Ireland Funds say that organisations typically begin their funding relationship with them when they are awarded a grant through their grant rounds. Donors occasionally identify projects through the Grant Round that they wish to support longer term through donor advised gifts and, while a relatively small number of organisations receive funding in this way, they continuously update their records on charities should a donor express an interest in supporting an area in which they are active.Projects will be evaluated and presented for consideration by the Board of Directors. Lobbying will lead to the disqualification of a grant application. The decision of the Board is final and the Funds say that they are unable to enter into conversations or correspondence regarding the decision of the Board.Anyone seeking assistance with their application should contact Sandra McDermott or Jordan Campbell” in Dublin at (01) 662 7878The deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.www.theirelandfunds.org Tagged with: Funding Ireland Howard Lake | 6 February 2012 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ireland Funds open 2012 grants round 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

Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

first_img By NAFB News Service – Aug 1, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. Senate passed and sent to President Trump a bipartisan budget deal that boosts domestic and military spending, blocks contentious policy riders, and averts a federal debt crisis and another government shutdown.The Senate gave its ‘stamp of approval’ to the budget deal the White House and Congressional Democrats struck last month, easing the way to pass individual spending bills in September.Passage of top-line spending levels was key to boosting September chances to enact a fiscal year 2020 USDA spending bill, weighed down by policy riders in a $24 billion House-passed version.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the deal, “The administration successfully kept ‘far left poison pills’ and policy riders, entirely out of the process…no poison pills—a big win for the White House.”Removing the so-called “poison pills” ended 30 riders, like those impeding USDA’s pork slaughter rule and relocation of USDA research agencies, ERS and NIFA.But Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also claimed big wins for his side saying, “Not only does this agreement end the sequester, it includes a significant increase in support for domestic priorities. In fact, the budget deal increases domestic budget authority $10 billion more than defense.”The Senate voted 67 to 28 to send the House-passed two-year budget-debt-funding deal to the President, in a rare display of bipartisanship. Schumer said prior to the vote, “I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote ‘yes.’”Budget passage ends spending uncertainty for ag and other sectors, keeps the government open and averts a U.S. debt crisis, though lawmakers must still pass agency spending bills in September. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRabobank: African Swine Fever to Halve China Hog HerdNext articleTours and Educational Seminars Part of North American Manure Expo at Fair Oaks NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Deallast_img read more

Five men get prison sentences for fatal beating of regional TV chief in 2001

first_img to go further News September 7, 2020 Find out more News July 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five men get prison sentences for fatal beating of regional TV chief in 2001 Organisation ——11 may 2006Call for solid evidence to be produced against alleged killers of Alexandrov Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia center_img Reporters Without Borders described the trial of the two alleged killers of journalist Igor Alexandrov as a new test for the Ukrainian government, as it opened on 10 May in Lugansk, in the east of the country.The press freedom organisation said it hoped that the judicial authorities would be able to fully elucidate the July 2001 murder of the director-general of TOR television in Slaviansk, in the Donetsk region, one of the most momentous since that of the murder of Georgiy Gongadze.“The judicial authorities must definitely decide whether the alleged killers are guilty on the basis of solid proof,” it said. “We have already condemned the lack of independence of the justice system at the time of the killing, under the presidency of Leonid Kuchma. We do not want the Alexandrov case to go the same way today. We expect the new prosecutor in charge of the case to present an unambiguous version of the facts against the accused and the motives for the murder,” the organisation added.Members of the “17th zone” criminal gang were charged in the autumn of 2003. The prosecutor Valientine Briantsev, called for a life sentence against Aleksander Rybak and a 15-year prison sentence for his brother, Dmitri Rybak, both designated as instigators of the murder.The two continue to deny their guilt since their arrest in September 2003. The perpetrators, Aleksandr Onichko and Rouslan Touroussov, assisted by an accomplice, Sergei Koritski, have admitted beating the journalist to death.The evidence of civil parties to the trial, lawyers and the accused are expected to last until at least the end of the month.——7 July 2004Alexandrov case: Reporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Information seek guarantees ahead of the trialReporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) voiced doubts about the independence of the judiciary and sought assurances of a fair trial for those accused of murdering journalist Igor Alexandrov, beaten to death three years ago in July 2001. The prosecutor’s office announced in autumn 2003 that it had identified the journalist’s killers.”Igor Alexandrov was killed because he was investigating corruption and organised crime in the Donetsk region,” said Reporters Without Borders and the IMI in a letter to President Leonid Kuchma and President of the Supreme Court, Vasyl Maliarenko.”The fact that the Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovich and the prosecutor-general, Gennadiy Vassiliev, have both held high office in the city, added to serious failings in the investigation and previous trial, does nothing to dispel our fears about the lack of independence of the judiciary in this case”.”We demand a fair trial that produces irrefutable evidence of the guilt of the journalist’s suspected killers and those who ordered his murder. We will not accept further instances of “circumstantial guilt”. Moreover those who tried to obstruct justice to protect the real perpetrators of the murder should be found and punished”, the two press freedom organisations said.The prosecutor-general’s office announced on 6 July 2004 that the prosecutor in charge of the investigation had been accused of “negligence” in the Alexandrov case, but gave no further details.Former prosecutor-general, Sviatoslav Piskun, said on 21 September 2003 that Alexandrov’s killers had been arrested. According to Volodymyr Tymoshenko, head of the security services anti-corruption and crime department, the journalist had been killed because of his investigations into corruption and organised crime in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.Those suspected of ordering the killing are Oleksandr Rybak, a local businessman, and his younger brother, Dmytro Rybak, both members of the 17th zone gang. The suspected hitmen, Aleksander Onyshko and Ruslan Tursunov, were supposedly paid $4,000 for killing the journalist. Alexandrov’s colleagues have repeatedly questioned their guilt. The trial date has not yet been fixed.In July 2001, a homeless man, Yuri Verediuk, was arrested and accused of the murder before being acquitted in May 2002. Defence lawyer Bogdan Ferents, hired by Reporters Without Borders and the IMI, managed to show that there was insufficient evidence against him. The charges against the accused man were obviously trumped up and his contradictory “confessions” obtained under duress. Verediuk died of a heart attack a month after his acquittal.Ukraine’s Supreme Court ordered the reopening of the investigation on 11 July 2002, and the parliamentary committee investigating the case had its mandate renewed.Alexandrov, who was general manger of the Slaviansk TV station TOR was attacked and beaten about the head with a baseball bat on 3 July 2001. He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries and died on the morning of 7 July.In 1998, he had been sentenced to two years in prison and banned from working as a journalist for five years after being sued by member of parliament Olexandr Leshchynsky, whom he had called “the vodka king of the Donbass” industrial area of eastern Ukraine. In 2000, the case was dropped after Leshchinsky withdrew his complaint, but Alexandrov tried to get the legal authorities to annul the conviction, admit the prosecution’s error and award him damages. News RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media The Lugansk appeal court on 7 June sentenced five people for their roles in the beating that caused the death on 7 July 2001 of Igor Alexandrov, the director-general of the regional television station TOR.Brothers Aleksandr and Dmitri Rybak were given prison sentences of 15 and 11 years respectively as the instigators of the fatal attack. Aleksandr Onishko et Ruslan Turussov, who pleaded guilty to being the perpetrators, were sentenced to 12 and six years respectively, while their accomplice, Serguei Koritski, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.The court also ordered payment of 150,000 grivnas (23,400 euros) in compensation to Alexandrov’s widow and daughter, and 100,000 grivnas (15,600 euros) to his son, Aleksei. UkraineEurope – Central Asia February 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Follow the news on Ukrainelast_img read more

Mayo priest awared 27% of Donegal home he shared with former lover

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report A Co Mayo curate has been awarded 27% of a Donegal home he once shared with a former Franciscan friar, with whom he was in a relationship.Ballina-based Father Gabriel Rosebotham had claimed he is entitled to half ownership of Rose Cottage, Letterbarra near Donegal town.However, Hugo Crawford, who still lives in the house, is disputing his claim.Donegal Circuit Court heard that the relationship between the two men began in the 1980s when they were both members of the Franciscan Order in Dublin.They moved to Donegal in 1994. Fr Gabriel was in the Franciscan friary in Rossnowlagh but Mr Crawford had left the order and he bought Rose Cottage.Fr Gabriel told Judge Keenan Johnson that after their relationship ended they agreed to have the house valued, sell it and split the proceeds 50:50. But Mr Crawford said this was not agreed.Mr Crawford rejected claims by Fr Gabriel that he regularly repaid the loan, paid bills, bought groceries and furniture, and was entitled to half ownership of the house.Today, Judge Keenan Johnson said that he had calculated ownership of the property based on the amount of money he believed each party had contributed to it.Fr Gabriel was awared 27 per cent of a home with Mr Crawford getting a 73 per cent share of any future sale. Facebook Google+ By News Highland – October 17, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebookcenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Previous articleMan who was shot and had his house burnt down in St Johnston is charged with £2.1m drug haulNext articleNo threat of eviction for Donegal council house tenants over water charges News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Mayo priest awared 27% of Donegal home he shared with former lover Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more