first_imgSunday 22 August 2010 10:08 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Campbell’s eyes United Biscuits deal CAMPBELL’S, the American maker of tinned soup and pasta sauces, has emerged as a potential bidder for part of United Biscuits (UB), the manufacturer of Jaffa Cakes.Campbell’s has hired Centerview Partners to look at UB’s biscuits division, which includes the McVitie’s and Jacob’s brands and could be worth up to £1.5bn. The US food giant is less interested in UB’s snacks arm, which makes Hula Hoops crisps, or its northern European operations.UB’s private equity owners, Blackstone and PAI Partners, hired banks JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to conduct a strategic review of the business last month. Sources emphasised the process was ongoing and could result in the buyout houses deciding not to sell the asset.The takeover specialists paid £1.6bn for UB in 2006, and are considering splitting the company into its biscuits and snacks units to make it more attractive to buyers. The biscuits segment provides around three quarters of UB’s £1.3bn turnover.Although UB grew its business profit by 13.7 per cent to £223.4m and bounced back to a £35.4m pre-tax profit last year, it comes laden with £1.2bn net debt. Accounts filed at Companies House also reveal its pension schemes swung from a £42.9m surplus to a £153.3m shortfall, which could discourage some bidders.Campbell’s is not the only name in the frame. Kraft – which was advised on its purchase of Cadbury by Centerview – Kellogg, PepsiCo and India’s Britannia are also thought to be casting their eyes over UB.UB was formed in 1948 from two Scottish companies and employs just under 8,400 people in the UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Share Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

first_img Share Wednesday 22 December 2010 7:13 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ DUBAI’S DP World yesterday moved to cut its debt and focus on emerging markets by selling 75 per cent of its Australian port operations for $1.5bn (£970m) to private equity firm Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII).DP World – considered one of the more profitable units of debt-laden Dubai World – said yesterday that it will keep 25 per cent of DP World Australia and will retain earnings by continuing to manage the operations.The ports operator, which said it had a net debt of $5.9bn, was excluded from Dubai World’s $25bn debt restructuring plan.Creditors gave the plan final approval in October, a milestone in the Gulf emirate’s attempt to dig itself out of an estimated $115bn debt hole.DP World chief executive Mohammed Sharaf said all the proceeds will go to reducing net debt and he had no plans to sell other assets.DP World has been mulling options for the port since 2008. KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp DP World cuts debt with $1.5bn Australian port sale last_img read more

first_imgTuesday 25 January 2011 9:19 pm Share whatsapp Misys says it is on track to meet full-year targets by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia SOFTWARE firm Misys said yesterday it saw a gradual return to growth in banking, helped by demand for its new Bankfusion platform and the closing of delayed deals that kept revenue flat in the first half.Chief executive Mike Lawrie said 13 customers had bought Bankfusion in the six months to November, taking the total to 26, well on track to meet its full-year target of 30, although he said the wider demand environment was cautious.Misys, which focuses on banking and treasury and capital market (TCM) software after it sold most of its stake in its Allscripts-Misys last year, reported revenue of £161m and operating profit of £23m for its first half.Shares in the group, which have risen by 55 per cent in the last 12 months, fell 2.95 per cent. center_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img30th May 2018 | By contenteditor Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines ASA raps online operators over ‘fairytale’ adverts Regions: UK & Ireland The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has issued warnings to two online gaming sites after ruling that a number of adverts they published were appealing to children Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Strategy Tech & innovation Slots The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has issued warnings to two online gaming sites after ruling that a number of adverts they published were appealing to children. Campaign group Fairer Gambling contacted the ASA in January over its concerns with the adverts, saying that their content would be of interest to youngsters. The complaints related to M88.com, owned and run by Progress Play, as well as Fun88.co.uk, which is operated by TGP Europe. Fairer Gambling cited M88.com adverts for ‘Fairytale Legends Red Riding Hood’, ‘Fairytale Legends Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘Fairies Forest’ as its main worries. The group also highlighted a number of adverts on Fun88.co.uk as concerns, with each of these featuring content that it said may appeal to youngsters. Fairer Gambling said the animations in each ad would likely attract children. M88.com removed the games for consumers that were not members of the site, meaning they are no longer able to access them in demo mode. Although M88.com also modified the graphics to remove fairytale characters, it upheld an argument that it did not believe the advert content would appeal to children. However, the ASA disagreed, saying that the content of the ads and the fact they were based on fairytale stories meant they would be of interest to youngsters. In its ruling, the ASA said: “Because the ad promoted a game that was based on a fairy theme, which we considered was highly popular amongst young children, we concluded that ad was likely to be of particular appeal to under-18s. “The ads must not appear again in their current form; we told m88.com to ensure that their gambling ads did not have particular appeal to under-18s.” Fun88.co.uk removed the adverts from its website prior to when the complaint was issued, and also placed demo games behind registration to block children from accessing the titles. However, the operator also said that assessing whether the ads appeal to under-18s was “highly subjective”. Although the ASA commended Fun88.co.uk for removing the ads and placing the games behind registration, the regulator said some of the adverts in question were more likely to appeal to under-18s than adults. As a result, the ASA ruled the ad must not appear in their current form again.Related article: ASA bans ‘misleading’ Kwiff advertlast_img read more

first_img27th June 2018 | By tracey Topics: Casino & games Slots El Fuego by Spimatic Email Address Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Emilio is a dishwasher in a small soup-kitchen in the mornings and a Lucha Libre wrestler known as El Fuego at nights. Despite his small size, El Fuego is the undefeatable hero everybody has been waiting for! El Fuego – Ready for Lucha Libre, amigo?Emilio is a dishwasher in a small soup-kitchen in the mornings and a Lucha Libre wrestler known as El Fuego at nights. Despite his small size, El Fuego is the undefeatable hero everybody has been waiting for!This fierce Spinmatic game with Mexican Lucha Libre theme is a 3×5 slot with 15 paylines, Wild with x2 Multiplier, Free Spin and Free Spin wins during Free Spin.Enjoy the loud atmosphere of Lucha Libre with El Fuego!Play a demo version here.About Spinmatic:Spinmatic is a young company that creates and provides superior casino games –classic slots, jackpot slots, and progressive jackpot slots. Since its foundation in 2015, the company has revolutionised the world of slots producing stunning games using the latest HTML5 technology.  Our games engage players around the globe thanks to exceptional graphics and animations together with unique sound FXs. Spinmatic games are accessible anytime and anywhere: desktop, mobile and retail gambling locations.www.spinmatic.com Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgCopyAbout this officeBeck + Oser ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityHofstetten-FlühOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on November 06, 2019Cite: “Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten” 06 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects 2017 Switzerland Architects: Beck + Oser Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Admonter, Duravit, Regent, Stöcklin Möbel AG, Suter Inox AGSave this picture!© Börje MüllerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The two houses, which are combined in one building, continue the existing development along the slope edge and the street. They close the last existing gap in this line. The valley and mountain views remain unobstructed.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe parking spaces are arranged along the Alte Hofstetterstrasse. A short staircase leads to the entrances of the houses, where the bicycle parking spaces are located in a covered room under the parking. On the spaciously glazed ground floor with living, dining, kitchen and outside seating you can enjoy the view over Flüh to the monastery of Mariastein and the ruins of Landskron. On the floor above there are two rooms and the bathroom under the spectacular, multiple buckled roof shape. The sculptural stairwell, in which the two stairs wind around built-in furniture, leads to the basement floor with further rooms, shower and cellar rooms.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerBy placing the building at the top of the plot and parallel to the height course, the slope can be optimally used for the exposure of the three floors. The bent facades and roof surfaces allow optimal integration into the existing situation and reinforce the clear orientation towards view and sun. This theme finds its logical spatial continuation in the outside seats arranged on the side of the building. Inside, exciting and dynamic spaces and sequences of rooms are created, which invite you to experience, linger and enjoy.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionThe uniform materialization on the outside with concrete for walls and roof as well as the windows made of larch wood, which are practically flush with the facade, complete the volumetric crystal-like expression of the building. Inside, the reduced choice of materials with concrete ceilings, white plaster walls and saw-raw wooden floors enhances the perception of the various slants on walls and roofs.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe sustainability in terms of resource use is given by the compact building shape, the well thought-out arrangement of the rooms, the use of unfinished materials and the technical equipment with heat pump and ventilation including heat recovery.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessZartmann House / Anders Berensson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOpen Сall for Lety u Písku Holocaust Memorial Competition EntriesBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Houses Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927854/houses-alte-hofstetterstrasse-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboardcenter_img Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten CopyHouses, Sustainability•Hofstetten-Flüh, Switzerland Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten “COPY” Photographs:  Börje Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Börje Müller+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927854/houses-alte-hofstetterstrasse-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboardlast_img read more

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. Global eye care campaign offers $250k seed funding for best ideas Tagged with: Funding Main image: hazel eye close-up by Evantravels on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Global campaign ‘Clearly’ is designed to find and develop “revolutionary approaches to eye care for the people who need it most”. It is offering $250,000 in seed funding and mentoring to help develop the best ideas.The campaign is the work of James Chen, a Hong Kong-based philanthropist and investor who is on a mission to address the problem of poor vision “that the world appears to have forgotten about”. He says that there are 2.5 billion people around the world suffering from poor vision and with no means of improving it.The Clearly campaign brings together innovators, scientists, technology firms and big business, with investors, governments and NGOs to solve this problem “and help the world to see”.Three-part campaignThe year-long campaign has three strands:An ideas competition for entrepreneurs, which asks technologists, supply chain experts, data scientists and forward thinkers tocome up with innovative solutions. The prize offers $250,000 of seed funding and mentoring to get the best ideas off the ground.A series of ‘Clearly Labs’ challenges for individuals to help find the answers. Innovators will come together for one day events in India, China, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, meeting with health leaders and optometrists, applying their expertise and ideas to help find new thinking, new ideas and new solutions.A global event with a small group of the world’s best and most creative brainpower in one place to develop the big ideaThe campaign has attracted support from Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda; Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of eyewear brand Warby Parker, and former director of charity, VisionSpring; Brian Doolan, CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation; and Sir David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of Shanghai Tang; and others.James ChenCampaign founder James Chen said: Advertisementcenter_img  64 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  63 total views,  3 views today “Good vision empowers and transforms lives on every level. In the digital era, the world has the ideas and the technology to crack this challenge and transform access to sight around the world. Through Clearly, I hope to inspire creative minds and unlock innovative solutions to solve this global problem, accelerating a revolution in eye care and helping the world to see.”Chen is the founder of Adlens, a global enterprise leading the development and sale of adjustable focus eyewear, and the founder of Vision for a Nation Foundation, a UK charity that supports emerging nations to provide nationwide primary eye care and affordable glasses to all their citizens. Howard Lake | 6 April 2016 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders deplores the risible fine of 15,000 vatu (120 euros) that a court in Port Vila, the capital of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, imposed on infrastructure and public utilities minister Harry Iauko on 8 July for a physical attack on Daily Post publisher Marc Neil-Jones in March.“It is unacceptable that a government minister should get off with such a small fine for assaulting a journalist who criticized him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The fine is not commensurate with the gravity of the crime and sends the wrong signal to all of Vanuatu’s journalists. We call on the courts to review this sentence in order to protect the media. Failure to do so would encourage journalists to censor themselves.”Neil-Jones was attacked in his office on 4 March by a total of eight men including Iauko. According to Neil-Jones, the minister accused him of writing “bad things” about him, alluding to articles criticising the minister’s handling of various issues and alleged embezzlement by Airports Vanuatu Ltd, an aviation company that works closely with the government.The seven other men involved in the attack were given fines of up to 1,000 dollars. ————Helped by thugs, cabinet minister beats up newspaper publisher07-03-2011Reporters Without Borders condemns a brutal attack on Daily Post publisher Marc Neil-Jones in Port Vila, the capital of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, on 4 March. Neil-Jones accuses infrastructure and public utilities minister Harry Iauko of organizing and participating in the assault, which was took place in the journalist’s office.“Threats and acts of violence against a journalist who is just doing his job are unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We warn Prime Minister Sato Kilman that his credibility will be questioned if this goes unpunished. We urge the police to carry out an exhaustive investigation without delay and we urge the prime minister to do everything possible to ensure its success. Otherwise he will be regarded as an accomplice to violence by a member of his government.”Neil-Jones said he was attacked and beaten in his office by a total of eight men including Iauko, who accused him of writing “bad things” about him. His newspaper has published articles criticising the minister’s handling of various issues. It has also raised questions about Airports Vanuatu Ltd, an aviation company that works closely with the government.After leaving Neil-Jones unconscious on the floor, Iauko went to editor Royson Willie and said to him: “Do you want me to break your face?”Neil-Jones has filed a complaint against the minister. Yesterday he said: “I can’t think of many countries where a minister of state would survive long if he marched into a national newspaper with a gang of thugs employed within the ministry and assaulted the publisher of a national daily paper because he didn’t like the valid criticism he was getting from all quarters, including the newspaper, members of the public through letters to the editor and Transparency International.”The publisher was previously attacked on 17 January 2009 by four police officers employed by the prison department. They were arrested but the investigation never established who was behind the attack. News News to go further June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 7, 2021 Find out more Asia – Pacific center_img Receive email alerts News Organisation Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more July 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Risible fine for minister who assaulted newspaper publisherlast_img read more

first_imgNews RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ————————————————————-21.10.05Online encyclopedia Wikipedia censoredReporters Without Borders today called on the Chinese authorities to stop blocking accessing to the website of the independent online encyclopedia Wikipedia, whose popularity has been growing steadily in China. The site has been unavailable in several provinces including Shanghai since 18 October.This latest online censorship paradoxically comes at a moment when China is openly raising the issue of democracy by publishing its first white paper entitled “The construction of political democracy in China” on 19 October. The subjects tackled in the paper include human rights and grass-roots democracy in urban and rural areas, yet blocking the site of a free encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute is a clear violation of the right of Chinese citizens to information and it comes amid a series of new regulations adopted in recent months aimed at tightening controls on online free expression even more.The authorities are censoring Wikipedia in the same way that they censor thousands of websites with information that strays from the official Chinese propaganda on certain issues as Tibet and human rights in China.Internet users trying to visit the Wikipedia site since 18 October get an error message referring to temporary connection problems for unknown reasons. Wikipedia was previously blocked by the Chinese authorities in June and September 2004 because of dissident political content.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific News November 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Wikipedia blocked again Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Numbers of Chinese Internet-users are reporting that they can no longer connect to either the Chinese or English versions of the collaborative encyclopaedia Wikipedia. The English version was reopened on 10 October and the Chinese version was made available again only three days ago. It is not yet possible to tell whether Wikipedia is unavailable because of a change of heart by the authorities or because of technical problems.——————————————-15.11.06Praise for company’s firm stand after Wikipedia made fully available again in ChinaThe Chinese version of Wikipedia, which had been censored since October 2005, was unblocked by the authorities around 13 November 2006. This decision follows the reopening a month earlier of the English version of the collaborative online encyclopaedia. Reporters Without Borders again congratulates the managers of Wikipedia, who have always refused to go in for self-censorship and called on other Internet giants present in China to follow their example.“While Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft harp on about how it is impossible to negotiate with the authorities and that if they refused to censor their search engines, they would be expelled from the country, the Wikipedia example proves the contrary,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The Chinese government is pragmatic and does not want to do without foreign businesses in the Internet sector. There is therefore obviously room for negotiation for the US companies. It is not essential to bow down before Beijing and trample on freedom of expression to do business in this country,” it added.According to tests carried out by Andrew Lih, a Wikipedia specialist, and confirmed by Reporters Without Borders, the encyclopaedia has been unblocked by China’s main access providers. The researcher said the reopening had prompted Internet-users to post a mass of new content. He said the Chinese version of the encyclopaedia is the fastest growing after the English version.——————————————————12.10.06Government unblocks access to Wikipedia’s English-language versionThe blocking of access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia put in place by the Chinese authorities in October 2005 was partially lifted on 10 October, Reporters Without Borders said today. The English-language version is now entirely accessible including sensitive content normally censored in China, but the Chinese-language version is still blocked.The press freedom organisation took the opportunity to hail the courage of the people in charge of Wikipedia who – unlike Google, Yahoo ! and MSN – have always refused to yield to the Chinese government’s censorship requests.“We are now waiting for the unblocking of Wikipedia’s Chinese version, which is obviously the one that people most want to consult in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Unblocking just the English-language content is a hypocritical move. The government hopes thereby to appease its critics abroad while continuing to censor the information available to its own population.”The organisation added: “We congratulate those in charge of Wikipedia, especially Jimmy Wales, who could have chosen to censor their own site to get official blessing. Instead they stuck to their principles and spurned self-censorship. Their determination has paid off inasmuch as Beijing has partially reversed its decision. It is an example that other Internet giants could follow.”Tests conducted by Reporters Without Borders showed that Wikipedia’s English-language version was entirely unblocked, including its articles on sensitive subjects such as the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, but the Chinese-language version (http://zh.wikinews.org) is inaccessible for most people inside China. Nonetheless, the filtering does not appear to be totally effective as people in some parts of the country such as Shanghai are managing to connect. The fact that the “Great Firewall of China” is currently being upgraded may explain the lack of homogeneity seen in the system in the past few days.Wikipedia’s content is written, rewritten and edited by its own online users. It is currently the world’s 17th most visited website. 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first_img By News Highland – June 11, 2020 Previous articleNational Championships looking likely for Donegal Juvenile AthletesNext articleLetterkenny Tidy Towns launch new website News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest ‘The Tinnies’ scrub up well! Strabane’s iconic ‘Tinnies’ statues have been scrubbed up by O’Neills in recognition of the heroic work carried out by frontline healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.The Co. Tyrone based sportswear manufacturer, who have recently been making PPE for health services across Ireland, dressed ‘The Tinnies’ in scrubs and a gown to thank health and social care workers battling against COVID-19.Kieran Kennedy, Managing Director of O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd, said the large gesture was timely following last week’s welcomed news that all patients with COVID-19 had been discharged from intensive care at Altnagelvin Hospital.He said: “The Western Trust announced on Thursday that there are currently no patients with COVID-19 in ICU at Altnagelvin Hospital. This news came as a huge sigh of relief for many people in the North West as we move to the ‘new normal’ whilst adhering to the public health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of this devastating virus.”A banner was also erected on ‘The Tinnies’ site between Strabane and Lifford, Co. Donegal, saying ‘Thank You To All Our Frontline Workers’. Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more