Chinese lottery suspension hits AGTech revenue in Q1

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Chinese lottery suspension hits AGTech revenue in Q1 Email Address Regions: China Finance A 40-day suspension Chinese lottery sales due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) meant AGTech’s first quarter revenue declined 32.2% to HKD$13.7m (£1.4m/€1.7m/$1.8m).center_img Topics: Finance Lottery Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A 40-day suspension Chinese lottery sales due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) meant AGTech’s first quarter revenue declined 32.2% to HKD$13.7m (£1.4m/€1.7m/$1.8m).The largest contributors to the AGTech’s $13.7m in revenue for the three months to 31 March was lottery games and systems, which brought in $5.9m, down 17.3%, and lottery hardware, at $5.6m down 28.1%.The business made an additional $1.9m from the provision of lottery distribution and ancillary services, down 44.7%, and $324,000 from games and entertainment, down 46.7%.The supplier made a further $4.0m in other income, up 198.9% year-on-year.However, the business’s expenses totalled $89.7m. Employee benefits and expenses were by far the largest expense, at $51.2m, though this was down 14.3% year-on-year. It paid a further $5.9m in purchases of or changes in investment, up 37.6%, and $5.8m in depreciation expenses, down 5.3%.In addition, the business paid $12.9m in other operating expenses, down 22.9%, and $13.8m in other costs beyond these, up 6.0%.As a result, the business made a loss of $72.0m for the quarter, up 37.3% from 2019’s loss.The business’s income – and how it compared to 2019’s total – was heavily impacted by fair value changes of convertible bonds and the contingent consideration payables related to the 2014 purchase of handheld lottery hardware supplier Score Value.The business made $9.2m through changes in value of the contingent consideration payables in 2020, after losing a combined $17.0m through fair value changes of these payables and convertible bonds in 2019.In addition, AGTech made $12.8m in net financial income, up 133.6% year-on-year. However, losses in value of companies in which AGTech holds a noncontrolling stake – made up mostly of Paytm First Games, its joint venture with One97 Communications in India- increased 128.4% to $13.2m.As a result, AGTech’s pre-tax loss came to $63.2m, down 9.6% from 2019’s loss. The supplier paid $1.4m in tax for a loss of $64.6m, down 8.9% from its loss a year prior.After accounting for currency fluctuations, AGTech’s comprehensive loss came to $73.6m, 36.7% more than it lost in 2019 when accounting for currency changes.The business will not pay a dividend for the quarter because of the effects of the virus.Sales of lotteries in China were suspended after the traditional Lunar New Year break because of the outbreak of the pandemic. Rather than resuming after the holiday on 1 February, lotteries only began to resume sales from 11 March, drastically hitting revenue across the Chinese lottery industry, with Beijing only resuming sales from 6 May.In February, China’s Sports and Welfare Lotteries saw sales almost entirely wiped out, bringing in just CNY1.3m (£149,825/€171,640/$186,640) for the month, while in March, the lottery industry reported sales of CNY10.51bn.In related news, the supplier agreed a deal with virtual games provider Kiron Interactive to distribute Kiron’s games internationally.“Our partnership with AGTech will provide a springboard for growth globally and we are looking forward to partnering with them and roll out our virtual portfolio to their clients in key international markets,” Kiron co-chief executive Steven Spartinos said.“Our offering provides a broad range of virtual sports and number games that have proven appeal in a multitude of markets. This partnership demonstrates the growing appetite for our portfolio on a global basis.”Kiron offers virtual football, virtual racing and a series of localised sports and numbers games. These games will be integrated into AGTech’s platforms and launched in its markets across Asia, Latin America and Africa.“Kiron’s virtual offering delivers on all counts, from the graphics and visuals to the broad range of rapid-play betting experiences available 24/7,” AGTech vice president Charlie Zhang said.“Our goal is to deliver the best content available in the market as a 2B service provider to our partners, and launching Kiron’s portfolio will add an extra dimension to our latest product portfolio.” 13th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

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Sports IQ and IGT announce Playsports platform partnership

first_img Regions: US Marketing & affiliates Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Online sports betting Technology supplier SportsIQ has announced a new multi-year deal with International Game Technology (IGT), making SportsIQ’s odds and automated trading products available on IGT’s Playsports platform. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter SportsIQ will offer products covering a range of sports and competitions, including NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, with markets including in-game prop bets such as the result of the next at-bat in a baseball game. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: SportsIQ The PlaySports platform is currently live in 16 states and is available to more than 40 gaming clients. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports IQ and IGT announce Playsports platform partnership 11th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Email Addresslast_img read more

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SLC forensic audit reports irregularities in broadcasting rights

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo SHARE Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Previous articleSaina, Sourabh eyeing to regain title at Chinese TaipeiNext articleTokyo 2020 names Supporting Partner for Olympic Torch Relay Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoA Cabinet memorandum of June 27, 2011 states that broadcasting rights of international cricket matches in Sri Lanka or overseas should be given to a State media institution, whereas any private TV or radio station dedicated solely to sports can only be given such rights following discussions, Sri Lankan websitenewsfirst.lk has reported.According to forensic report details, Sri Lanka Cricket had not followed the necessary protocol or tender procedure when awarding broadcasting rights to local stations. It has also  been revealed that the Chief Operating Officer of SLC had made these transactions through his personal e-mail account and not via the official account.Broadcasting rights for the 2018 Nidhahas Trophy had also been awarded without the approval of the management committee of Sri Lanka Cricket or the Executive Committee. It has also been observed the broadcasting rights of the Nidhahas Trophy had been awarded only 4 days prior to the commencement of the tournament.Also although the tax invoice, released to obtain the funds for providing the broadcasting rights of the tournament, had been issued to a company by the name of VIS Broadcasting Pvt Ltd, the cheque which was issued (transferring the funds) had said it was issued by SKY Media Network. Latest Sports News Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – September 2, 2019 PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Facebook Twitter WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket SLC forensic audit reports irregularities in broadcasting rights Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Football Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Sri Lankan Cricket forensic audit has revealed irregularities in allotment of broadcast rights. Suspicious transactions reportedly also include broadcast rights contracts for local matches.The transactions, reportedly revealed in the SLC forensic audit, reportedly were in breach of a Cabinet memorandum on allotment of the broadcast rights. Football last_img read more

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Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgBank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Jerry Collins nails Sebastien Chabal with hard tackle

first_imgWednesday Jun 13, 2007 Jerry Collins nails Sebastien Chabal with hard tackle Hard man Jerry Collins gave Sebastien Chabal some of his own medicine with this hit during the second test between France and the All Blacks. Notice how quickly Chabal tries to get rid of it when he sees Collins coming. You can’t blame him really. Apparently Jerry has the biggest biceps in the All Black squad, measuring in at 52cm (21 inches). Not a massive hit, but pretty decent nonetheless and it had the big Frenchman shaken.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe 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

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Napa River House / Craig Steely Architecture

first_img United States Napa River House / Craig Steely Architecture Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steely Architecture+ 13 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Napa, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109490/napa-river-house-craig-steely-architecture Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109490/napa-river-house-craig-steely-architecture Clipboard Area:  2382 m²Text description provided by the architects. Taking the existing site conditions into consideration, the architects chose to avoid disturbing both the stone pathways and root structure of the mature oak trees by using a single footing and tube frame system.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steely ArchitectureThe structural system, originally inspired by a chairlift tower, provides the opportunity for the main living area of the house to float out into the existing oak canopy.Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steely ArchitectureThe 2,382 sqf interior is divided into two legs with kitchen and living on the cantilevered leg and spacious lanai with adjacent pool located within the other. The two bedrooms are at the heart of the plan, where the two legs merge.Save this picture!floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessCenter for the Promotion of Science / Dürig AGArticlesAD Round Up: Interiors Part VIArticles Share Architects: Craig Steely Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Napa River House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNapa River House / Craig Steely Architecture ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCraig Steely ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNapaHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 09, 2011Cite: “Napa River House / Craig Steely Architecture” 09 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Napa River House / Craig Steely Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Tabasco House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Jaime Navarro Soto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Mexico Houses Lead Architect: Year:  Tabasco House / Paola Calzada ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTabasco House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos Area:  368 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Paola Calzada Prats Mexico Design Team:Isabel Alvarado, Valentín Castro, Erika Quintanar, Donaldo Estrada, Alan Torres, Sheyla García.Country:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Tabasco House is in the Mexican rainforest, adapting to this environment is critical, it can make the difference between being useful or a problem. One of the premises for the design of Tabasco House was to take advantage of the site’s condition, which is uprooted in an “L” form, leaning towards the south-west area of the land, allowing an extensive space for terraces, pool and patio, the latter located in the site’s most intimate area. Orientation in these climates is crucial, that’s why we oriented the house to the North.Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoThe north facade is the longest of all and doesn’t receive direct sunlight, maintaining the house fresh and well ventilated. The patio enjoys the shadow casted from the house, therefore the family spends so much time on the terrace and the fresh public areas. The cooling systems are passive (cross-ventilation and shadows) with the aid of inverter technology air conditioners operating with solar energy. The interior design is based in an ecological vision, with an optimum family cohabitation as a priority. The dining-living room was designed as the central space, framed with a double height and emphasized by a library. The large windows serve as an invitation to the large garden with Tabasco endemic forest vegetation.Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoAll the building materials became apparent surfaces, the structural slabs were polished, the formwork was the raw material for woodworking and the corrugated steel rods are the cantilevered staircase tensioners. Finally, the kitchen was manufactured with 3,000 recycled industrial product plastic bottles.Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro SotoProject gallerySee allShow less”No Fear of Glass”, an Artistic Intervention in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion by Sa…ArticlesPeru Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020: A Evocation of TimeArchitecture News Share Photographs Arquitectos: Paola Calzada Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Tabasco House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos 2018 Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro Soto+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931935/tabasco-house-paola-calzada-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Nemetschek, Cerámica Santa Julia, Mosaicos La Valentina, Talavera Cortés, Trimble, Yunes Trade Company ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931935/tabasco-house-paola-calzada-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePaola Calzada ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 18, 2020Cite: “Tabasco House / Paola Calzada Arquitectos” [Casa Tabasco / Paola Calzada Arquitectos] 18 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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BT provides broadband to British Red Cross

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. Howard Lake | 17 June 2003 | News Tagged with: Digital Technology BT provides broadband to British Red Cross BT has secured a three-year contract to help the British Red Cross by setting up broadband Internet connections between the charity’s 1000 sites, enabling it to respond more quickly to disasters and mobilise its people.The BT service will provide fast communications to the charity to help it provide its service to people involved in major emergencies or crises. It will directly help those accessing and sharing information online, whether it is on the Internet or the British Red Cross intranet.BT says that broadband Internet connections will be “a culture change for the British Red Cross”, with a number of independent outposts being connected. For the first time, the charity’s 40,000 volunteers will have access to important information. Previously, information had to be printed and mailed, even if it was urgent information on medical procedures, such as a better resuscitation technique. Advertisementcenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Steve Gallimore, head of infrastructure, British Red Cross, said: “Communications are vital to us because we are often trying to save lives. Broadband is a necessity for us, and we chose BT for its excellent coverage and our great relationship with the company.”Danny McLaughlin, managing director of Major Business, BT, said: “Some Red Cross sites had limited phone and ISDN connectivity and needed a way to increase efficiency and the communication between its volunteers across the UK. This proposition demonstrates our commitment to delivering innovative and cost effective ICT solutions to mid-sized organisations.”Each British Red Cross site will now have high speed access to the Internet and intranet, as well as internal applications within a manageable cost structure which standard phone and ISDN connectivity could not offer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Ag Committee Members Hopeful Farm Bill Will Still Come Up

first_img Ag Committee Members Hopeful Farm Bill Will Still Come Up Speaker of the House John Boehner assured House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas the farm bill is still part of the year-end big picture for Republicans. Lucas says Boehner gave him the impression it was one of the issues that will be addressed – and he assumes regarding sequestration and taxes. Clearly – Lucas says the 35-billion dollars of savings in the House package has gotten somebody’s attention.Some way – somehow – Senate Ag Ranking Member Pat Roberts says – a five-year farm bill has to get passed because farmers, ranchers and lenders are in financial purgatory right now. House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson says he is absolutely – 110-percent against a one-year extension and will do everything in his power to stop it.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 19, 2012 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Committee Members Hopeful Farm Bill Will Still Come Up Previous articleVerizon Wireless Expands 4g Lte Network In Southern IndianaNext articleIn Final Crop Update NASS Says Indiana Corn and Beans Nearly Complete Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Spooky plans being hatched for Nicholas Street

first_imgWhatsApp Martin Shannon, Lumen Street theatre at the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.SPOOKY plans were afoot at County Hall this week to breathe new life into Limerick’s medieval quarter this Halloween.Members of Lumen Street Theatre gave a hair-raising presentation to local representatives at this month’s Cultural Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meeting in Dooradoyle on Monday afternoon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They proposed a flagship family-friendly festival event on October 31, kicking off around 5.30pm that would include a parade of light through the medieval quarter of the city with a procession of lanterns made by the local community. The event would then culminate in a launch of the lantern tributes onto the River Shannon as an exercise in banishing the darkness and remembering the souls of the dead.Dr Annemarie Ryan of Lumen Street Theatre believes such an event would prove “very attractive” to visitors.“We would be bringing people back into the heart of the old city and it would have a broad benefit, not just for Nicholas Street. It is not just Shop Street in Galway that benefits from Macnas. It would have a real economic impact,” she told council members.Lumen’s magical Halloween spectacle aims to include fire performance and educational, fun events for children through ghost tours in costume and eerie storytelling. The Irish roots of Samhain, they say, will be embraced in the lead up to the event through talks and tours on history and folklore. There will also be master classes and community workshops exploring costume, lantern making and traditional Halloween craft.Fine Gael councillor Marian Hurley said it was lovely to see homegrown groups such as Lumen come to the fore.“It is wonderful to see Nicholas Street used for such an event, it is ideal,” she added.Independent councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy welcomed the festival proposal and believed it has “massive potential”. She also urged the theatre group to involve community groups from County Limerick to make it a more “inclusive” event.“We are all part of the one county,” she pointed out.Fianna Fail councillor James Collins was also enthused about the proposal.“There isn’t a lot happening at Halloween so I welcome this idea and think we could achieve quite a bit,” he declared.Read more local news stories in the Limerick Post News section Advertisement Print Email Linkedincenter_img Previous articleBrexit can turn into Irish Opportunity – Shannon Foynes Port Company hosted seminar hearsNext articleWin cinema tickets Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook NewsSpooky plans being hatched for Nicholas StreetBy Alan Jacques – May 18, 2018 1008 last_img read more

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