The rise of African gaming

first_img The rise of African gaming African markets have shown a huge ability to adapt, only recently have mobile punters in Sub-Saharan Africa transitioned to 3G connections, which is predicted to account for 60% of users by 2025.Despite this slow uptake, technology is hugely advanced in markets across the continent, spurred on by a general distrust of state institutions and an increasing number of start-ups looking to capitalise on promising African markets.Perhaps one of the first sectors to fully embrace this is telecommunications. Storming onto the scene in Kenya, M-Pesa changed the game for mobile payment solutions by providing a platform that bypassed the need for internet connection through SMS money transfer.According to CEO Bob Collymore, mobile sports betting has “absolutely taken over everyone else” in terms of volume.After integrating the technology into their sportsbook in 2017, Betika immediately saw a rise in repeat users on their platform.“The new M-Pesa payment solution allows users on our mobile, USSD and online platform to withdraw and deposit into their betting accounts without leaving the platform, a first in the betting category,” says Betika’s brand manager Patricia Wachira.“This has led to repeat customers who have experienced a seamless user experience from deposit, searching and selecting matches and placing bets.”Nigeria is experiencing a similar boom in mobile betting as the number of digital payment start-ups increases.“We added Paystack as one of our payment options without any fanfare, without announcing to our customers, and within a month it shot up to the number one most used payment option on the website,” says Akin Alabi, founder of NairaBET.Paystack solving the problem of fragmented payments in the Nigerian market is just one example of how African start-up culture has helped cultivate the growth of the gaming industry.With many entrepreneurs taking inspiration from the European market, the affiliate sector has witnessed a sudden burst of new entrants onto the market.“The possibility for affiliate marketing is huge, but the opportunity has not yet been realised,” says Martin Sack, group manager of online business development at Sun International.Founding partner at Kenyan affiliate marketing site CheckiOdds Dev Karia says the biggest challenge to affiliate marketing is educating African operators on the benefits.“This model is tried, tested, and successful in Europe. The benefit of affiliate marketing is that you can prove your return on investment, and engage a new generation of social media users,” he explains. “The opportunity [for operators] is huge.”Karia says using an African start-up is beneficial to several areas of the economy, not just gambling. “We understand the Kenyan mind-set better than, say, a European competitor moving into the market.”The surge in African SMEs, demonstrated by telecommunications and affiliate start-ups in particular, is cultivating African gaming economies specifically for African punters.Though many suppliers are Europe-based and have deals with local sportsbooks, several operators are frustrated by the lack of customisation and adaptation of their product to the African market.“Technology providers think they’re equipped, but actually aren’t. There are tons of customisation requirements that need to be taken into consideration when applying these products into the African market that simply aren’t,” says one operator.There are no signs of the African start-up boom slowing down. In Uganda, 28.1% of the population are entrepreneurs and Google has introduced its Launchpad Accelerator in a number of African markets including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda – jurisdictions where the gambling market has shown huge growth and potential.Attention from international investors, distrust of traditionally state-run industries such as banking, and a desire to source suppliers locally rather than import, all contribute to the infectious African entrepreneurial spirit.The general market mood begs a number of questions around its potential: to what extent will blockchain take hold in the gaming sector?Are backend technology platforms next? What other sectors could impact African gambling markets? Regardless of the answers, one thing is for sure: the African start-up space is particularly interesting to watch. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Emily Taylor explains how the rise of technology and appetite for a local gaming industry is fuelling the boom in igaming start-ups on the continent Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 24th August 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Regions: Africa Topics: Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

ATG finalises acquisition of Ecosys

first_img Topics: Sports betting Strategy Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has completed its acquisition of Ecosys AS, the Danish gaming operator behind the Bet25.dk. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th March 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address ATG finalises acquisition of Ecosys Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Sports betting Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has completed its acquisition of Ecosys AS, the Danish gaming operator behind the Bet25.dk sports betting brand.Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but it has been confirmed that ATG will now take ownership of all Ecosys brands, including the Rød25.dk online casino, casinogo.dk mobile casino and Café Bet25 gaming café.ATG agreed the deal in November 2017, but the acquisition was conditional on full regulation of the Swedish online gambling market.Last June, Sweden’s parliament ratified laws to regulate online gambling and the market launched on January 1, 2019. ATG secured a licence ahead of the launch allowing it to offer sports betting and casino games.“With the acquisition of Ecosys, our customers get the opportunity for larger profit pools and an even more attractive gaming experience,” ATG CEO Hasse Lord Skarplöth said.“We see good opportunities for growth in the Danish market [through the acquisition,” he explained. “Ecosys has well-established brands and we are happy and expectant for the collaboration.” Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Swedenlast_img read more

Covid-19 closures push revenue down at BCLC in FY19-20

first_img Covid-19 closures push revenue down at BCLC in FY19-20 Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said measures implemented during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a decline in revenue for its 2019-20 fiscal year. 1st September 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Lottery Email Address Regions: Canada British Columbia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said measures implemented during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a decline in revenue for its 2019-20 fiscal year.Revenue amounted to CAN$2.53bn (£1.45bn/€1.62bn/US$1.95bn), which was 2.3% down from 2018-19, and below BCLC’s $2.64bn projection for the 12 months to 31 March, 2020.Casino and community gaming remained the primary source of income for the operator, with revenue standing at $1.83bn, down 3.7% year-on-year.All segments here, with the exception of poker, declined in 2019-20. Slot machine revenue fell 2.3% to $1.37bn, while table game revenue was down 8.2% to $417.2m and bingo revenue 9.6% to $20.8m, though poker revenue edged up 1.7% to $24.0m.The BCLC said that casino and community gaming revenue fell $152.2m below projections due to a number of factors, but primarily the impact of Covid-19. The operator was forced to temporarily close all gaming facilities in March, in line with provincial orders in British Columbia, and properties have not yet reopened.However, despite this decline, the BCLC did see 1.8% increase in revenue from its lottery and online gaming operations. Revenue here totalled $698.2m, which was $45.6m ahead of its $652.6m budget for the fiscal year.This was driven by growth within the online gaming segment, with revenue up 19.5% to $179.0m, which the BCLC put down to improvements within its PlayNow branded igaming offering.In contrast, lottery revenue was down 2.2% to $519.2m, as sales were hit by the closure of retail outlets in the latter part of the fiscal year due to Covid-19.Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2009 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2009 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Barratt share price jumps and Taylor Wimpey follows. Here’s why I’d buy

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Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Barratt share price jumps and Taylor Wimpey follows. Here’s why I’d buy Image source: Getty Images. On Monday, the Social Market Foundation claimed the financial and construction sectors will end up the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s not good news for Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) or Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV), you might think. But as I write, the Taylor Wimpey share price is up 4.5% on the day, and the Barratt share price has gained 7.4%.It’s all down to a trading update from Barratt Developments, ahead of full-year results. And it seems to be defying the current property market gloom. Much of the country is enjoying a return to work, and Barratt is up there. The company said: “All operational sites were reopened by 30 June 2020 and all employees, other than those shielding, have now recommenced working in the business“.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Barratt share price recoverySince the bottom of the stock market crash, the Barratt share price has been recovering impressively. We’re now looking at a gain of 50% since Barratt’s low in March. And that, again, shows that it can be a great time to buy when everyone is panicking. In Warren Buffett’s words, be greedy when others are fearful.The three-month lockdown has obviously had an impact on the number of completions. Barratt reported a total of 12,604 homes built during the year (including joint ventures). That’s a big drop down from 17,856 in 2019, but I wouldn’t call it a disaster. A fair bit of that shortfall will simply represent delays, which I’d expect to start catching up. And hopefully the Barratt share price will follow.In fact, the company reported “high customer interest levels since sales centres reopened,” and a forward order book at 30 June 2020 of 14,326 homes. A year ago, Barratt’s order book stood at 11,419 homes, so we’re seeing some pent up demand here. Barratt’s financial situation seems sound too, as the firm said it “will now repay all furlough funds received“.Taylor Wimpey gaining tooThe uptick in Taylor Wimpey shares seems to be on the back of Monday’s Barratt share price gain. So I’m optimistic there too. Taylor Wimpey’s latest update in June was perhaps a little early, but things were already returning to normality by then. All employees had returned from furlough, and most show homes and sales centres were reopened. Similar to Barratt, Taylor Wimpey reported “a very high level of demand for appointments”.Close on the Barratt share price, the Taylor Wimpey share price has gained 41% since its low point. That’s not quite as impressive a rebound, but anyone buying during the panic would surely be happy to take it.Half-year results are due on 29 July, and I really think we’ll see a positive affect on the Taylor Wimpey share price. It’s hard to put a rational valuation on the shares right now, as forecasts are up in the air. We can’t put a figure on the likely long-term dividend yield either. But I expect both the share price and the dividend to resume their long-term trends before too much longer.The same applies to the Barratt share price and dividend too. I see a solid long-term future as long as the UK’s housing shortage continues. The way it’s going, that’s looking like it could be forever.center_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: BDEV TW last_img read more

Stormers vs Brumbies Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6

first_imgMonday Mar 25, 2013 Stormers vs Brumbies Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6 Highlights of the Stormers vs the Brumbies in their Round 6 Super Rugby game in Cape TownTime: 6:01Credit: nzlrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Skigard Hytte Cabin / Mork-Ulnes Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share Norway 2019 Skigard Hytte Cabin / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSkigard Hytte Cabin / Mork-Ulnes Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938440/skigard-hytte-cabin-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Norway “COPY” Photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Juan Benavides Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Skigard Hytte Cabin / Mork-Ulnes Architects Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938440/skigard-hytte-cabin-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard Year:  Houses Project gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily, One of the 1,000 Most Visited Websites on the InternetArchitecture NewsSix International Firms Including Coop Himmelb(l)au, Barkow Leibinger, Reiser + Umem…Architecture News Share Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Duravit, Gaggenau, HAY, KWC, Nyhuset Bruk, Blomqvist, Strønes Snekkerverksted, Tapwell, finoDesign Team:Lexie Mork-Ulnes, Casper Mork-Ulnes, Phi Van Phan, Auste Cijunelyte, Kristina Line, Monica LepinskaClients:Lexie and Casper Mork-UlnesEngineering:Bygg Konsulentene Øst.Cabinetry And Furniture:Strønes SnekkerverkstedGeneral Contractor:Hafjell ByggCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – KaleidosEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Located on the west side of Kvitfjell, 45 minutes north of Lillehammer, the cabin designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects is situated 943 meters above sea level, nearly at the top of the mountain (1.039 meters). Its high altitude means the cabin is exposed to severe winter weather, at times being socked in and at times floating peacefully above the clouds in the valley below. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteFrom November until April, one can put on downhill skis and reach the local market to go grocery shopping, returning home using the lifts. On cross country skis one can connect to hundreds of kilometers of trails, reaching country lodges to rest and warm-up. In the summertime, it’s possible to hike from the cabin to the top of Kvitfjell (which means White Mountain in Norwegian) in about 20 minutes or reach one of the many streams and lakes for swimming and fishing.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe project is a site-specific response to the context and the cultural landscape. It stands as an example of how architecture can convey past knowledge into the present, creating an effective link with the built landscape.  The exterior cladding of the cabin is made of skigard, a 3-meter long quarter cut log that is traditionally laid out diagonally by Norwegian farmers as fencing. While referencing rural architecture, the rough facade makes the cabin fit in within the rugged landscape and forested vegetation. In the winter when the gaps in the skigard siding fill with snow, the house is given new and softer expression.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe grass top of the cabin also recalls the traditional sod roofs, common on rural log houses in Scandinavia until the late 19th century. Listed by the local planning regulations as one of the few materials allowed for roofs (in addition to slate or wood), the fuzzy top, moving with the wind, helps soften the otherwise rigid rectilinear geometry of the cabin.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe cabin has a regular plan – an enfilade sequence of rooms in a row, following a central corridor – called Trønderlån in the Trøndelag region of Norway where Casper’s mother was born.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Building planSave this picture!© Juan BenavidesThe architects have designed several other buildings on piers or raised foundations, like Moose Road (constructed on steel stilts to avoid severing tree roots) and Trollhus (lifted on concrete legs to protect it from snow), where they learned that it was an effective way of dealing with high snowdrifts and not needing to shovel the house out when the snow accumulates around doors and windows. Here, they decided to raise the cabin not just to have some protection from the elements while maximizing natural light and views, but also because they didn’t want to ruin the terrain with the earthwork required for a conventional foundation. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteA notable feature of the house is that every surface is clad in wood. The unconventional roughness of the exterior log Skigard siding is matched by an almost wholly homogenous interior space where light and smooth solid pine paneling creates an intimate and cozy feel, offering few distractions to take the eyes away from nature outside. All of the cabinetry and custom furniture is made of three-layer cross-laminated pine sheets. The all-wood materiality also creates a unique wooden olfactory quality to the house.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe program was to have a three-bedroom cabin plus sauna and an annex that gave guests private space to retreat. Deferring to the natural landscape all around, Skigard Cabin engages the outdoors in a spectacular fashion. Two facing 6 meter-long floor-to-ceiling walls of glass provide the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area with a grand vista, creating the experience of being outside, exposed to the ever-changing scenery. The large south- oriented glass wall allows low winter sun to illuminate the house during the day. In addition to the glass walls, a skylight at the apex of the frustum ceiling channels natural light into the living areas. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe first approach to the house is walking up the stairs to the veranda, where one first experiences the spectacular view through a portal clad in heart pine. There are two doors on either side of the portal which open to the main house (left) or guest annex (right). Upon entry to the main house, one finds a hallway with direct access to a mudroom where one can remove outer layers of clothing and shoes and enter the house. Under the first frustum skylight, the entry hallway also accesses the children’s’ two compact bedrooms and baths. After walking through the compression of the hallway space, one walks back into nature finding a room composed of two long walls of glass – with views of the valley and ski slopes on one side and woods and meadow on the other. The great room houses the main communal space containing kitchen, lounge and dining area. At the end of the great room, one finds the master suite – with a bathroom and sauna. On the other side of the veranda, the guest annex contains a bedroom, bathroom, spacious lounge area, and sleeping loft. ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMork-Ulnes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookNorwayPublished on April 28, 2020Cite: “Skigard Hytte Cabin / Mork-Ulnes Architects ” 28 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Activists stop racist memorial, honor Ida B. Wells

first_imgIda B. WellsBy Savannah Webb and Joan AufChicagoAnti-racist groups in Chicago came together April 22 to stand against the racists who gather annually at a large Confederate monument on Chicago’s South Side. About 50 people congregated at the gates that open up to the private Oak Woods Cemetery, which houses the National Park Service-owned “Confederate Mound.”This cemetery housing the Mound — a 46-foot tall monument that the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood’s mostly Black residents can see as they walk along Emmett Till Road — is also the final resting place of investigative journalist and anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells, Olympic hero Jesse Owens and former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, among many others.Smash White Supremacy Chicago (SWSC), a group of anti-racist individuals and organizations, presented two visual timelines at the cemetery gates. One traced the history of the Mound and statue, and the other outlined the life and work of Ida B. Wells.Speakers from various groups talked about Wells’ legacy in Chicago and the role that white supremacy has played, and continues to play, in the shaping of our city. The closing of schools and mental health facilities, and home foreclosures in Black and Brown communities, were all identified as concrete manifestations of white supremacy.After the timelines were presented, the group transitioned into a somber choir as they entered the cemetery to hold a memorial service for Wells. Her gravesite is marked by a humble stone piece, and is within eyesight of the tall Confederate monument.Two community members spoke about the importance of organizing against white supremacy while honoring the organizers who came before us. One speaker read a poem by Langston Hughes and recounted the violence they experienced growing up in Memphis, Tenn., during the Jim Crow era. Another speaker presented a poem that ended with the lyric, “Our revolution is justified.” Many in the crowd shed tears as they placed flowers and candles at Wells’ grave.Keeping Wells’ words in mind — “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them” — organizers felt the need to dispel the myths surrounding the Confederate monument. We understand that statues glorifying white supremacy have nothing to do with history, and everything to do with ongoing, state-sponsored racist terror. In 2009, the statue benefited from a federal stimulus of $250,000, at the same time that social services were being cut in the city’s most oppressed neighborhoods.The Confederate Mound commemorates the deaths of more than 4,000 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Camp Douglas in Chicago. The “Sons of the Confederate Veterans” won’t tell you that these POWs only died because their government refused to include Black Union soldiers in prisoner exchanges, choosing instead to sell those captured into slavery.The Sons claim that their memorial service is about heritage, not hate, but their tired lies weren’t able to fool the residents of Greater Grand Crossing, who remember fighting for the right to be buried in Oak Woods Cemetery.While SWSC was present, the racists were too afraid to show their faces. They drove in and out of the cemetery without attempting interaction. Of course, they were protected by a sizable police presence for the entirety of their so-called memorial.According to Greater Grand Crossing residents, the gatherings of previous years were often accompanied by a “military salute” — blanks fired off in unison — but we heard no celebratory gunfire today.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Huge Savings at Domenico’s This Week!

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Partner of Buncrana shooting victim believes gunmen shot to kill

first_img Pinterest Partner of Buncrana shooting victim believes gunmen shot to kill Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest The partner of murdered Derry man Andrew Allen has said she believes the gunmen meant to kill him.The father of two from the Top of the Hill area of Derry died after a number of shots were fired through the window of his Buncrana home a week ago.Dissident republicans have been blamed for his death.Speaking to the BBC, Arlene Farrelly said she believes the gunshots were never meant as a warning, and the gunmen could have killed everyone in the house.Ms Farrelly said that the gunmen only shot through the bedroom window because they couldn’t get in.She added that Andy’s  6-year-old son sometimes stays down and he could have been in the room when the shots were fired. Google+ By News Highland – February 16, 2012 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Previous articleNo-one injured in Sion Mills shootingNext articleEPA says work should be done in Moville and Killybegs by end of 2014 News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more