27 May
2021

Public gallery at yesterdays Donegal County Council meeting brand it a “circus”

first_img By News Highland – December 10, 2013 Pinterest Previous articleMcGee hits out at Donegal in FRC reportNext articleTyrone woman Michaela McCollums sentencing for drug smuggling postponed News Highland Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Donegal County Council has been branded a ‘circus’ by a number of members of the public who attended yesterdays Council meeting.Council meetings are open for the public to attend, although this rarely happens.But up to 10 people packed the public gallery yesterday.Highland Radio News spoke to a number of them after the meeting, and they were not impressed with what they witnessed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/vox.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Public gallery at yesterdays Donegal County Council meeting brand it a “circus” Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

Sunsquabi Drops New Single, “Deluxe,” From New Album Due Out Friday

first_imgColorado-based trio SunSquabi is on the precipice of releasing their sophomore album, Deluxe, which comes out on Friday, April 7th via GRiZ’s All Good Records. The trio is known for their fusion of live instrumentation and electronic music in a live setting, and their latest album captures their unique sound. To get us all stoked on Deluxe, Sunsquabi just released a final single from the album, the title track “Deluxe,” which joins three other tracks that have been released off the project in recent months: “Pygmy Up ” featuring Russ Liquid, “Cinnamon” featuring Late Night Radio, and “Dexter.”You can listen to this new single from SunSquabi below. Check out their website to cop the new album when it drops and to peep the group’s upcoming tour dates. East coast fans who like what they hear coming from SunSquabi have cause to be stoked. Colorado is coming to New York, with SunSquabi just announcing a show at American Beauty in NYC on Saturday, April 29th, along with other hot up-and-comers Late Night Radio and Maddy O’Neal. There is a good reason that these acts are packing out venues all over The Rockies on a regular basis, and it’s an opportunity for those in the Northeast to bear witness (purchase tickets here).last_img read more

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28 Sep
2020

Epic Gas Delivers Loss in 2017

first_imgSingapore-based gas carrier owner Epic Gas saw its loss expand to USD 30.9 million during 2017, from USD 23.3 million reported a year earlier.The company’s revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by 8 percent to USD 139.5 million from USD 128.8 million reported in the previous year.Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues were up by a mere 1.4 percent at USD 8,210 per vessel calendar day, against USD 8,095 achieved in 2016.The company recorded a non-cash goodwill impairment of USD 12.9 million during the year ended December 31, 2017 as a result of the goodwill’s carrying value exceeding its fair value. There was no impairment indicator for any of the vessels.During the fourth quarter of 2017, the company’s loss was at USD 16.4 million, compared with USD 15.9 million seen in the same period in 2016. Revenue for the quarter increased to USD 37.3 million from USD 33 million.TCE revenue per calendar day was at USD 8,449 during the quarter, 2.7 percent higher than the USD 8,206 in the fourth quarter of 2016.In February 2018, the company entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to sell the oldest ship in its fleet, the 1998-built Epic St. John. The sale is expected to be completed in March 2018 and will not have a material impact on the company’s fiscal year 2018 earnings. In respect to contract coverage, recent fixtures have raised our 2018 cover to 53%.In January 2018, the company has granted, under its existing share option plan, up to 355,393 stock options to its executive management team at a strike price of USD 1.85. The options will vest after five years.last_img read more

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31 Aug
2020

Corruption Crisis Aftermath: FIFA Facing Bleak Financial Future With Lack Of World Cup Sponsors

first_imgWorld football’s governing body, FIFA, could face a huge financial shortfall due to the ongoing lack of sponsors ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.The current financial malaise is a product of the corruption crisis that has dogged the football body in recent times.FIFA’s reputation has taken a massive dent and sponsors are finding it hard to associate themselves with the body despite the fact that football remains an attractive proposition more than ever.The football body normally enjoys huge revenue streams at the World Cup however the latest edition slated for next year could be different due to the lack of sponsors.The lack of sponsors has delayed the announcement of the sponsorship program for Russia 2018 despite the fact that the 32-cast of countries for the tournament is complete.After television rights, sponsorship program is the most important revenue stream for FIFA but the football body is clearly struggling to fill it up to further highlight the damage its present reputation status has caused.For the last World Cup edition in Brazil, FIFA declared its sponsorship program six months before the final draw for the tournament since the available slots for regional tournament sponsors had been filled.For Russia 2018, the football body has filled up its ranks of top-tier partners with firms in Russia, Qatar and China however only one of the 20 slots available to regional tournament sponsors has been claimed.According to Patrick Nally, a sports sponsorship executive who helped set up FIFA’s first international marketing program four decades ago, the present financial status of FIFA tells the story about how toxic the brand is.In his words, Nally said: “It’s not surprising it’s been and still is a toxic brand.”“Unless you are from China or somewhere like that, where the fact FIFA is in court in New York and associated with corruption doesn’t matter, no corporation is going to consider it safe to get involved with FIFA.” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

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