Punch splits in two in bid to lower debt

first_img whatsapp PUNCH Taverns is splitting its business in two in a bid to tackle its crippling debt pile. The pubs company is splitting off its managed pubs arm into a company set to be known as “Spirit”, separate from its leased pubs arm to create two individual stock market-listed businesses. The managed pubs business, which includes Chef & Brewer PubCo, Fayre & Square and Flaming Grill is by far the better performing. The leased arm will remain under the title Punch PLC. Shareholders will get a stake in each company if they back the move led by Punch chief executive Ian Dyson.Dyson said: “We think both businesses have really strong prospects. The managed business has an immediate upside. The leased side has more structural challenges.”The sell-off of assets “will not be a fire sale”, he said. However, Punch has debts of more than £3bn, putting pressure on the company to make disposals.The company’s rose 2.3 per cent to 75.25p after the announcement of the shake-up yesterday, which leaves the equity valued at around £450m.Under the scheme around 2,200 leased pubs will be sold off, at a rate of about 500 a year until the business is halved.The leased pubs section has taken a hammering as Britons are forced to rein in their spending. Punch even created a team especially to give advice to struggling tenants on how they could turn their pub around. The ban on smoking has also taken its toll, while few of Punch’s leased pubs offer food – an area where pub companies have seen sales rising. Meanwhile sales of lager in pubs fell 7.5 per cent last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association. KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Punch splits in two in bid to lower debt Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Tuesday 22 March 2011 8:25 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Privacy campaigners & academics highlight dangers of programmatic advertising on charity websites

first_imgSean McGrath, lead researcher on the project, commented:“Charities perform a vital role in society. Given recent events around the world, we are reminded just how important they really are. Unfortunately, by allowing data brokers and other AdTech companies to gather user data on charity pages dealing with profoundly sensitive topics, charities are inadvertently misplacing the trust that their users place in them when visiting their website for help and advice.“The AdTech industry is deeply complex and it is almost impossible to say where user data ends up or what it might eventually be used for. We call on all UK charities to properly audit their websites to understand which third-party elements are loading on each page and remove potentially invasive elements from pages that handle sensitive topics.” Advertisement Tagged with: data consent Privacy campaigners & academics highlight dangers of programmatic advertising on charity websites  162 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.center_img An open letter signed by 38 privacy campaigners and academics is asking the UK charity sector to consider the potential harm that can come to users of their websites by allowing advertising companies to build profiles based on highly sensitive information.The letter is signed by campaigners and academics from organisations such as Big Brother Watch, Oxford University and UCL. It comes on the back of a report published by ProPrivacy in September, highlighting the widespread use of AdTech trackers amongst UK charities.ProPrivacy found that charities, like many other businesses, often utilise third party advertising companies to assist in their marketing, and that many charities have these trackers embedded on pages covering highly sensitive and personal topics.Over time, it says, this could mean that the topics of these pages might be used by data brokers and other AdTech companies to build profiles of users. For example, an AdTech company might infer that a user has a drinking problem, mental health issues or is terminally ill based on the pages that a user visits.Looking at the top 100 UK charities (based on YouGov data), ProPrivacy identified which third-party trackers charities were using and whether they complied with GDPR AND PECR guidance by not tracking users until consent was given. It developed an in-house tool to detect third-party HTTP requests and cookies on domains. The tool, which it plans to make publicly available, inspects the loading process of the given URL and looks for external links and other references that possibly belong to user tracking. It also manually accepted cookies on each page of the Top 100 charities’ sites to understand exactly which trackers were loading for each one.It also analysed cookie consent processes, noting whether elements loaded before or after consent was given and whether revoking consent had any technical impact on trackers. The content of each website was also explored with ProPrivacy logging those with potentially sensitive subjects that could potentially be used for granular profiling and again verified the presence of trackers on those pages.It found:21% are sharing data directly with data brokers – These companies build detailed profiles of people that their partners and customers can later use for targeted advertising.31% contain trackers belonging to real-time-bidding platforms – Real-time bidding raises privacy concerns because data is broadcast to hundreds or thousands of partners and there is no technical way to understand where this data ends up and what they might use it for.92% of the top 100 UK charities failed to meet some element of GDPR. 84% of them loaded marketing cookies and other non-essential trackers on a user’s device before consent was given. ProPrivacy estimates that the aggregate fines for these charities alone could be anywhere from £707m to more than £1.41bn.More information on the technology, as well as examples on charity sites can be seen in its report. Melanie May | 19 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Solidarity with French workers’ struggle grows

first_imgButner, North Carolina.From Athens, Greece, to San Francisco, Calif., passing through Italy and on to New York City and Butner, N.C., solidarity with the struggle of the French workers protesting the new anti-worker labor law is growing.While the French big-business media is focusing on the workers at the Total refinery, who returned to work on June 12 after shutting down the plant for 25 days, they are ignoring the strong support the French public is giving to the strikes and protests.Even though lines at gas stations have grown shorter, but not vanished; even though public transportation — especially in the Paris region — is strongly “perturbed”; even though electricity brown-outs are common; even though roads are often blocked by protests, a large segment of the French public blames the government and big-business bosses for these problems, not the unions.Philip Martinez, head of the CGT union confederation, speaking at a rally of garbage workers blockading a sorting center at Fos-sur-Mer in southern France, supported their determination to continue their strike against the new labor law. He said that he and other CGT leaders are receiving death threats. (TV3, June 12)After the national protest march on June 14, Martinez will meet with Minister of Labor Myriam El Khomri on June 16, but he says he doesn’t expect many results from the meeting.Workers groups in Greece intend to have solidarity picket lines in front of the French consulates in Athens and Thessaloniki on June 14. There will also be picket lines in solidarity with the French workers’ struggle in New York City, Butner, N.C., and San Francisco.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Black Liberation and the Vietnamese struggle

first_imgRobert F. Williams in solidarity with CubaFrom the 1950s into 1961, Robert F. Williams was the president of the NAACP chapter in Monroe, N.C., where he advocated and practiced armed self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan.Williams’ refusal to categorically accept the nonviolent approach to Civil Rights resulted in his expulsion from the NAACP in 1961. Eventually he was forced to leave North Carolina amid an attempt to frame him on false kidnapping charges of a white couple.After being transported out of North Carolina by supporters, Williams eventually settled in Cuba and later the People’s Republic of China. He spent time as well in North Vietnam, where he addressed African-American GIs via radio broadcasts, exposing the racist and imperialist character of the war.Perhaps the apex of solidarity between African Americans and the Vietnamese Revolution emerged when Black Panther Party leader Bobby Seale attended a conference in Montreal, Quebec, in late 1968 where National Liberation Front representatives recognized the party as the vanguard of the revolutionary movement in the U.S. The BPP in return gave full recognition to the NLF as the legitimate government of South Vietnam.The following year saw efforts at deeper cooperation when the North Vietnamese government offered to release U.S. prisoners of war in exchange for the freedom of BPP leaders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton. This offer was immediately rejected by the Nixon administration.In August 1970, after Newton’s release on appeal bond related to charges of murdering and wounding two white Oakland, Calif., police officers, the BPP Minister of Defense pledged to send some members to join the armed wing of the Vietnamese Revolution as an act of solidarity.In 1971, Newton and Elaine Brown, Central Committee members of the BPP, visited China where they met with Premiere Chou En Lai.Against U.S. war and repressionBurgeoning opposition to the Vietnam War among African-American Liberation organizations inspired resistance in the armed forces. Groups such as GIs United Against the War and the Malcolm X Society posed a challenge to the largely white officer corps who utilized discrimination as a means of intimating African Americans and sowing discord within the ranks.Black soldiers grew Afro hairstyles and beards as acts of protest and defiance. Many were radicalized through their experience in Vietnam, swelling the ranks of such groups as the BPP and the Black Liberation Army upon discharge.Although the U.S. announced its withdrawal of ground forces from Vietnam in late 1972 after a horrendous round of bombings that December, the war continued until the liberation of Saigon on April 30, 1975. After a decade of continuing defeats and Vietnamese advances, the U.S. Congress halted the funding of the war, resulting in the collapse of the puppet regime in Saigon.Contrastingly, in the U.S., the political toll of state repression and cooptation from Washington and Wall Street severely derailed the revolutionary wing of the African-American movement by the early 1970s. Robert F. Williams returned to the U.S. in late 1969. The BPP was wracked by an internal split in 1971 from which neither faction was able to fully recover.The onset of the restructuring of the world economy in 1975, coinciding with the defeat of imperialism in Southeast Asia, led to massive capital flight and disinvestment from U.S. cities. This resulted in structural unemployment and deepening poverty among the working class, reinforced by the rapid expansion of the prison-industrial complex.Greater emphasis on electoral politics and business development could not fulfill the national aspirations of the African-American people.In the nearly 45 years since the Vietnam War, African-American people fought — and are still fighting — against national oppression, class exploitation and government repression.The experience acquired during the successive administrations of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr., Barack Obama and now Donald Trump necessitates a renewed effort to overcome the ruling class and its state apparatus.Resisting capitalism and national oppressionThese events during the period of the 1950s through the mid-1970s are important to recount in light of the revisionist history surrounding the role of both white radicals and African Americans during the Vietnam War.Absent the persistent military and political fortitude of the Vietnamese people, along with resistance from African Americans, both outside and inside the military, victory against imperialism would not have been possible without additional years of fighting.The selective service system in the U.S. suffered a monumental setback when the draft was abolished in 1973. Later in 1980, registration was reinstituted, but the draft has not been fully reinstated.However, there is an economic draft due to poverty and joblessness that has fueled the war machine launched by Washington through the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti and the present targeted attacks, deployment and commando operations prevalent in Somalia, Niger, Yemen, Syria and Iraq.In the first year of Trump’s administration, tensions have escalated with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, whose nuclear program has served as a pointed warning to the Pentagon and other potential adversaries. People’s China has developed into the second-largest economy in the world, while its conventional military forces total more than 3 million well-trained soldiers.U.S. taxpayer monies invested in the military and security apparatus total at least $1 trillion annually, when funding for both the Pentagon and intelligence services are taken into account.Although it cannot create a sense of sustainable security for the ruling class, Washington’s war budget is larger than all other states combined.Despite all its rhetoric and sloganeering, the U.S. ruling class remains insecure. The advent of Trump is a manifestation of the paranoid atmosphere existing among the imperialists in Western capitalist nations.African Americans have no other choice than to reject the Pentagon war machine, since it has only resulted in their underdevelopment, displacement and ongoing national oppression.The eventual demise of U.S. imperialism can only strengthen the struggle for liberation and social emancipation of the oppressed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis to headline spring concert

first_imgFacebook + posts Linkedin Twitter In this picture made available Aug. 15, 2014, US rapper Macklemore performs during the concert of the US hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 22nd Sziget (Island) Festival on the Shipyard Island in Northern Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Marjai) printMacklemore and Ryan Lewis will headline the spring concert Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. in the new Schollmaier Arena.The duo is known for songs such as “Thrift Shop,” “Same Love” and “Downtown.” The Student Government Association (SGA) is sponsoring the event, and its cabinet members were the ones who made the decision on Macklemore and Lewis.Cabinet member Katie Phillips, vice president of external affairs, said that Macklemore and Lewis reached out to TCU about adding the school to their tour as a result of TCU’s positive reputation in the entertainment industry.“We weighed our options and chose the duo based on who we felt would most excite students,” Phillips said. “So far, the student response has been very positive.”Phillips said Macklemore and Lewis were also chosen based on their availability, price and fit for TCU.“The agents and managers of the duo have been very easy to work with,” Phillips said. “They are excited to perform on our campus.”The announcement of the artists went out to students via a mass email from SGA this morning. In the email it stated that the show is a “private concert open only to TCU students, faculty, and staff with a valid TCU ID.” This is a change from the policy for fall concerts which let students bring one guest.This is the first year that SGA has been able to sponsor a spring concert. Phillips said that this was made possible by a donation from an alum that helped pay for the 2012 and 2013 fall concerts, allowing SGA to save that money to use for spring 2016 concert.“Given our ability to fund a spring concert this year, we decided this would be an incredible way to give back to the students,” Phillips said.Previous headliners at fall concerts have included Hunter Hayes this year, Jason Derulo in 2014, Little Big Town in 2013 and Blake Shelton in 2012. Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell Facebook ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Previous articleFrogs rise to No. 11 in playoff rankingsNext articleTCU hosts annual Christmas Tree Lighting Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Serbian president blocks parliament’s repressive amendments

first_imgNews June 7, 2021 Find out more July 2, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders criticises amendments to Serbia’s broadcasting law that were adopted by parliament on 19 July without any public debate or consultation with broadcasters and press freedom organisations. The amendments are a flagrant violation of press freedom in Serbia, the organisation says. News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage RSF_en Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today welcomed Serbian President Boris Tadic’s refusal to promulgate legislative amendments passed by parliament on 19 July that would have given the country’s Broadcasting Council the power to impose arbitrary sanctions.“We hail the president’s decision and we hope parliament will heed the criticism by withdrawing those amendments that violated press freedom,” the organisation said.The proposed package of amendments will be debated again during the next parliamentary session beginning in September.——–21 July 2006Parliament gives Broadcasting Council arbitrary power to withdraw licencesReporters Without Borders today firmly condemned amendments to Serbia’s broadcasting law that were hastily adopted by parliament on 19 July without prior consultation. They give the Broadcasting Council the power to strip radio and TV stations of their licences without any right of appeal. Stations that lose their licence must stop broadcasting at once or the authorities can use force.“We are shocked by the way parliament rushed through amendments that violate undertakings that the Broadcasting Council should be impartial and respect pluralism,” the press freedom organisation said. “The law now gives broadcasters no means of defence when a ban is imposed on them, and it says nothing about the grounds for withdrawing a licence.”Reporters Without Borders added: “It is unacceptable that a body created to regulate the media in a European country should be able to close down a radio or TV station in an arbitrary fashion. We call on the government to revise these amendments and to consult press freedom organisations and public agencies concerned with the media.”Serbia’s broadcasting law has been amended three times since it was first adopted in July 2002. The two earlier set of amendments were also rushed through in the summer without any prior public debate. The imminent end of the parliamentary session was used each time as a pretext for acting with haste.The Broadcasting Council imposed a severe punishment on BK TV, the country’s first privately-owned TV station, on 26 April of this year by temporarily suspending its licence. Owned by controversial businessman Bogoljub Karic, a onetime associate of the late President Slobodan Milosevic, it was banned from broadcasting for 30 days because of its political positions.The supreme court issued a ruling on 19 May quashing the Broadcasting Council’s ban on the grounds that it was not based on an concrete fact or legal provision. The council responded by criticising the ruling and announcing that it would bring a complaint against the supreme court and BK TV. News News June 29, 2020 Find out more July 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Serbian president blocks parliament’s repressive amendments Follow the news on Serbia SerbiaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Concern about jailed Moroccan journalist on hunger strike

first_img Receive email alerts to go further Organisation This is not the first time that Monjib has gone on hunger strike. When he was banned from leaving the country in 2015 at the end of a judicial investigation marred by irregularities, he stopped eating for 20 days. His protest resulted in the lifting of the ban. RSF_en News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists “Maati Monjib is 59, he is diabetic and has heart problems, and his health and life are now in danger,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “We ask for him to be allowed independent medical supervision and for the French consular authorities in Morocco to be allowed to visit him so that, inter alia, they can verify his state of health.”  Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the health of the imprisoned Moroccan journalist and historian Maati Monjib, who has been on hunger strike in a Rabat jail for the past week, and calls on authorities to allow him independent medical supervision. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Newscenter_img Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment March 11, 2021 Concern about jailed Moroccan journalist on hunger strike April 15, 2021 Find out more Monjib, who also has French citizenship, began a hunger strike on 4 March in protest against the one-year prison sentence on charges of “fraud” and “undermining state security” that he received from a court in Rabat on 27 January. The sentence was passed in the absence of both Monjib and his lawyers, who were not notified that the hearing was going to take place. The court also fined Monjib 15,000 dirhams (1,400) euros.last_img read more

Smoke Advisory Issued for Pasadena Due to Twin Fires in Angeles National Forest

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety Smoke Advisory Issued for Pasadena Due to Twin Fires in Angeles National Forest Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 1:24 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a Smoke Advisory Tuesday, June 21, covering Pasadena and large portions of the San Gabriel Mountains and San Gabriel Valley, San Bernardino Mountains and San Bernardino Valley, the Pomona/Walnut Valley, Metropolitan Riverside and Banning Pass area, the Coachella Valley and Big Bear Lake area.SCAQMD says the Smoke Advisory is in effect the whole day until midnight tomorrow, because of two brush fires in the Angeles National Forest near Duarte. The fires – named the Reservoir Fire and the Fish Fire – now affect a total of 5,400 acres with 0 percent containment. They are now collectively referred to as the San Gabriel Complex Fire.SCAQMD says smoke from the fire is currently moving eastward toward San Bernardino and Riverside. It said air quality may reach “Unhealthy” levels in areas directly impacted by the smoke.Areas of direct smoke impacts at times and Unhealthy air quality will likely include:• Portions of the West San Gabriel Valley (Forecast Area 8, which includes Pasadena),• Portions of the East San Gabriel Valley (Forecast Area 9),• Portions of the Pomona/Walnut Valley (Forecast Area 10),• Portions of the San Gabriel Mountains (Forecast Area 15),• Portions of Metropolitan Riverside (Forecast Area 23),• Portions of Banning Pass Area (Forecast Area 29),• Portions of Coachella Valley (Forecast Area 30),• Portions of the Northwest San Bernardino Valley (Forecast Area 32),• Portions of the Southwest San Bernardino Valley (Forecast Area 33),• Portions of the Central San Bernardino Valley (Forecast Area 34),• Portions of the East San Bernardino Valley (Forecast Area 35),• Portions of the West San Bernardino Mountains (Forecast Area 36),• Portions of the Central San Bernardino Mountains (Forecast Area 37) and• Portions of the Big Bear Lake area (Forecast Area 38)Air quality may reach unhealthful levels in areas directly impacted by smoke in significant amounts or for extended periods of time.In any area impacted by smoke, everyone is advised to avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion. People with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors.“Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one and keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces,” the advisory said.The full Smoke Advisory can be accessed through ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdfTo subscribe to air quality alerts, advisories and forecasts by email, go to www.AirAlerts.org. To view current air quality conditions by region in an interactive map, see www3.aqmd.gov/webappl/gisaqi2/home.aspxFor more tips on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see SCAQMD Fire Safety Alert Factsheets at www.aqmd.gov/home/library/public-information/publications#factsheet.For a map of SCAQMD Forecast Areas, seewww.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/map-of-monitoring-areas.pdf. Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Herbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cruise ships could be diverted to Foynes

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Print Foynes PortFOYNES Port could provide a big tourism spin-off for the Mid-West region if it can attract some of the cruise ship operators who are being diverted away from Dublin.That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins who is calling for measures to be implemented so that the big ocean liners can continue dock at the County Limerick port in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This follows confirmation that the Dublin Port authority is to allocate more space for post-Brexit customs checkpoints at the expense of tourist cruise ships.“Three cruise ships docked in Foynes last year with hundreds of tourists spent time not only in Limerick but also across the wider Mid-West,” he said. NewsBusinessCruise ships could be diverted to FoynesBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2019 2343 Emailcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleGiant Granny left a rich cultural legacy in LimerickNext articleLimerick has low level of rent supplement increases Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more