Limerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ Benjy

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLimerick pensioners remanded on terrorism chargesNext articleInsider information Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan Jacques | [email protected] rights activist John Carmody is calling on Limerick people to help save the life of a ‘gay bull’ that is destined for slaughter because he has shown no interest in cows and has a sexual preference for other bulls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), founded by Mr Carmody, last week responded to plans to destroy Benjy, a pedigree Charolais bull, purchased for purposes of breeding by a farmer in County Mayo.ARAN has teamed up with one of the UK’s biggest online gay magazines THEGAYUK, and the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, to save Benjy.The group has secured a deal with the owner of the bull so the animal can live out his life in peace. THEGAYUK have also launched an online campaign to raise funds to purchase the bull and transport him from Ireland to Britain and help with the lifelong cost of keeping Benjy at the animal sanctuary.John Carmody said that Benjy’s plight is not only hitting the hearts of Irish people, but people worldwide and he has spoken to media sources from far and wide including RTE Radio One and Russia Today about the campaign.“I can’t believe how international this has gone,” said Mr Carmody.ARAN program co-ordinator Jackie Fitzgerald said that Benjy’s plight had touched hearts across the globe.“Like every other animal, Benjy should be to be free of death, pain and suffering.  We hope the people of Limerick get behind the fundraising drive to raise money to save Benjy,” she said.At the time of going to press terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon had donated €6,250 to the cause. NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsLimerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ BenjyBy Alan Jacques – November 18, 2014 671 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjyfeaturedgay bullJohn CarmodylimerickSam SimonThe Simpsons Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

Liverpool’s momentum grows in win over Swansea as stars return from injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased his side’s momentum was not blown off course as his side ground out a 1-0 win over Swansea. “Good news for the big Liverpool family,” added Klopp, whose side moved up to sixth, just six points behind leaders Manchester City whom they beat last weekend. “Two very important players for us are back in the race and they did well for their situation, where they have come from after a long break.” Under-pressure Swansea boss Garry Monk was defiant in defeat, insisting his side did not perform like a team which has won just once since the end of August. “From minute one we were excellent today, from start to finish we limited a good Liverpool side to virtually nothing, we were never in danger,” he said. “We could have done a bit more in the final third but I can’t complain at all, I feel gutted for the players who were excellent today and deserved a lot more than they got. “At the end of the day it is my responsibility for results and results haven’t been good enough in this period but that did not look like a team in trouble did it?” Monk was unhappy about the award of the penalty, which came when Neil Taylor was adjudged to have handled Jordon Ibe’s cross. “The penalty was extremely soft,” he said. “It hits his elbow, Neil is facing the other way. I thought handball had to be intentional and it clearly wasn’t but the linesman put his flag up quickly. “To lose the game on a decision which was out of our hands is extremely disappointing. “It has kind of been part of the problem in this period in that the decisions you need to go for you go against you but it isn’t an excuse. “I’m not looking for excuses. I accept full responsibility for this run of results.” Press Association The German felt the football was affected by winds gusting up to 50mph but his side recorded their first Premier League home victory since he took over – and their first at Anfield since September 26 – thanks to James Milner’s 62nd-minute penalty. “The wind was crazy because it changed all the time. For both teams it was really difficult,” said Klopp. “In this time you cannot take this game and say ‘This is how football should be’. Wind is the biggest enemy of football but we did okay. “Players can usually play better passes but it is not easy. “This wasn’t our best performance but it was our best performance in a strong wind. “It was good in many parts of the game. We played against an opponent who were very well organised. “I think it was our best game in defensive organisation. “We made the goal and defended really well. Simon Mignolet had not that much work. It was a big plus for the whole team. “We were deserved winners. In this moment we have to fight in really difficult circumstances and that is what the boys did and everyone can be proud.” Liverpool received a further confidence boost from the returns of captain Jordan Henderson, out since mid-August, and Daniel Sturridge, making his first appearance since Brendan Rodgers’ last game in charge on October 4. last_img read more

Ladbrokes estate receives Playtech single account functionality

first_img Ladbrokes players throughout the UK are now able to use one account and one wallet across all online, mobile and retail products, following an integration of the Playtech single account omni-channel functionality across its entire retail estate.In line with the Playtech One strategy the newly unified sportsbook platform, encompassing Self Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs), is fully integrated with the software, systems and services suppliers IMS player management system.Detailing SSBT integration as the final element of of the Ladbrokes Omni-Channel platform plan, it was stated that “this core platform integration work will enable significant future growth across the division and the wider business.”Richard Lang, Retail Commercial Director, Ladbrokes Coral Group, commented: “The collaboration between Ladbrokes Coral and Playtech BGT Sports to integrate SSBT’s to the Ladbrokes Omni-channel platform is the final piece of the jigsaw. The integration will further support the objective of delivering a true Omni-channel experience to our customers across all retail touch points.“This is a really exciting development for the product and will help us deliver growth. This development has been 18 months in the making and one that I am sure will be welcomed by our customers.”Amongst the features of the new platform are the ability to cross-promote to retail and online customers, use of the same bonus engine and training system, and the ability to place bets in retail and cash out online or on mobile outside of the retail environment.Armin Sageder, CEO, Playtech BGT Sports, said: “Today is a landmark in the evolution of our sports betting products at Playtech and we’re delighted to have completed the work with Ladbrokes.“The work the sports team has done for the last year to 18 months to unify both the retail and digital platforms and integrate it with IMS will generate further significant growth with operators from regulated and newly regulated markets seeking to implement our leading single wallet sportsbook offering.”Two further customers, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (SAS), Portugal’s largest online gaming and betting operator, and Hpybet, are also preparing to go live with the new, fully integrated sportsbook. Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more