Lucara Diamonds Corporation ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

DEC appoints TV executive as new chair

first_imgThe Disasters Emergency Committee has appointed former ITV executive Clive Jones CBE to chair its board of trustees, following a competitive public recruitment process. He replaces former Ogilvy UK Group chairman Mike Walsh, who has chaired the DEC board since 2005.Mr Jones is also chair of the Runnymede Trust and is a former chair of GMTV. He was awarded a CBE in 2007 for services to broadcasting.Broadcasters are an essential element to the success of DEC appeals. The BBC, ITN, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 all help to promote the appeal in its early stages.The DEC board is made up of the chief executive of its 13 member agencies plus six independent members.Mr Jones said: “I am joining the DEC following the extraordinary success of its two most recent appeals for Haiti and Pakistan. I want to ensure that DEC continues to fundraise very effectively by building our presence online as well as strengthening our ties with traditional media” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Volunteering  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 March 2011 | News DEC appoints TV executive as new chair 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Six October fundraising events

first_img3) Oxjam Music FestivalCelebrating its 10th birthday this year, Oxfam’s Oxjam has been taking place every October since 2006 and has so far raised more than £2.6m for the charity. This year’s event was launched by Fatboy Slim Hundreds of gigs are taking place this month in local communities across the country to raise funds, from jamming and open mic sessions to busking, DJ marathons, and one day music festivals. Six October fundraising events Tagged with: fundraising events Melanie May | 10 October 2016 | News Here are six of the fundraising events taking place during the month of October, from a feast in the dark for Fight for Sight, to Oxfam’s music festival, and the newly launched #BeBraveWithMe from Royal British Legion Industries.1) Feast your EyesWith World Sight Day taking place on 13th October, this Fight for Sight event asks people to host a feast in the dark during October with the money raised funding eye research to help fight sight loss and treat eye disease. Suggestions include a blindfolded breakfast, lights-out lunch, pitch-black picnic, challenging cheese and wine, or dinner in the dark. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]4) Wear it PinkWith October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Wear it Pink takes place on 21st October, and asks people to wear pink to school, work and at home, and donate or hold an event to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now. Each year, the event raises around £2m for the charity, and the money goes towards funding breast cancer researchers across the UK and Ireland. £28.9m has been raised to date. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]5) #BeBraveWithMeThe Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) #BeBraveWithMe campaign asks people to support ex-services men and women by stepping outside of their comfort zone and taking on a brave challenge, then posting a photo or video of their brave act with the hashtag, and nominating three friends to take on the challenge before donating £3 by text. Events so far have included eating bugs, climbing the O2 in London, sky dives, runs, and holding tarantulas. This is the RBLI’s first fundraising campaign through its newly established fundraising division, Support for Britain’s Bravest. 6) Red, White & Blue DayTaking place on 14th October, Red, White & Blue Day is a joint venture from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. It asks schools in the UK, as well as military schools based overseas to encourage pupils to dress up in red, white and blue for a £1 donation, or to hold fundraising events such as bake sales. Funds raised are split between the three charities. Last year’s event raised over £60,000, and 213 schools have so far registered to take part this year.  385 total views,  5 views today  386 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]2) #MyMileMattersRunning Heroes has launched a charity initiative called #MyMileMatters. It invites people to register their tracking device online, and then run for a charity of their choice. Once they have run a mile on six separate days, they can enter a draw to win £3,000 for their chosen charity, and a one-week trail running holiday for themselves. The challenge must be completed by 20th October. Participating charities include Macmillan, St John Ambulance, and Spinal Research.last_img read more

UK Aid Direct launches first Twitter & LinkedIn pages

first_imgUK Aid Direct launches first Twitter & LinkedIn pages DFID challenge fund UK Aid Direct launches on Twitter and LinkedIn for the first time today (22 January).The channels will support potential and existing grant holders, and provide information for anyone interested in the delivery of the UK’s development priorities through the fund.UK Aid Direct will share information and news from the fund, updates from DFID and progress towards achieving the Global Goals, as well as grantee and beneficiary stories and learning materials through the pages.The UK Aid Direct Twitter handle is @UKAidDirect and the LinkedIn company page can be found at: Aid Direct is DFID’s five-year, £150 million challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. It is DFID’s main funding channel for small and medium sized civil society organisations (CSOs), with grants available for UK and international CSOs working to reduce poverty overseas.The three grant types currently available are:Impact grants for between £250,001 and £4mCommunity Partnership for up to £250,000Small Charities Challenge Fund for up to £50,000  135 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9center_img Tagged with: grants social media Twitter  136 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 22 January 2018 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. protests show solidarity with Venezuela

first_imgPhiladelphiaWW photo: Joseph PietteApril 11 was a national day of action in the United States to support the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and to demand no U.S. intervention in the April 14 presidential election.Teresa Gutierrez in New York City told WW a letter was delivered that day to the diplomatic mission of the U.S. at the United Nations, with International Action Center founder Ramsey Clark leading a delegation to the U.N.Addressed to Ambassador Susan Rice, the letter stated in part: “Today is the 11th anniversary of the coup d’état of 2002 that briefly removed the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, with the support of the United States government. Millions of Venezuelans poured into the streets to reinstate their rightful president. The same forces that deposed [Chávez] 11 years ago are at this moment destabilizing the Venezuelan political atmosphere, discrediting the electoral process and threatening to not recognize the electoral results.Buffalo, N.Y.WW photo: Ellie Dorritie,“At this moment, the [U.S.] government will continue to funnel millions to these anti-democratic forces, while making vitriolic statements that undermine the democratic process in Venezuela. Furthermore, the private media in Venezuela and abroad is doing its best to sow dissent among the Venezuelan people.”In Buffalo, N.Y., Ellie Dorritie reports that activists from the IAC brought solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution to the downtown federal court building in the middle of rush hour on April 11. Their demand for no U.S. intervention got many enthusiastic honks of support from drivers.According to WW reporter Joe Piette, activists in Philadelphia handed out fliers and displayed placards demanding no U.S. interference in the Venezuelan elections. A discussion of the life and legacy of President Chávez, who died from cancer on March 5, was held at the ­Bolivarian Hall in Washington, D.C., and featured Dr. Adina Bastidas, the former vice- ­president of Venezuela.In Detroit, Workers World Party hosted a March 23 tribute to Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution, which can be viewed at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NCBA Says Ag Secretary Using Cattle Producers as Pawns in Political…

first_img NCBA Says Ag Secretary Using Cattle Producers as Pawns in Political Game SHARE Previous article‘Super app’ Helps Growers Track Insect Populations in Multiple RegionsNext articleQuartet of Bills Introduced to Improve EPA Transparency Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Feb 13, 2013 Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News servicecenter_img Home Indiana Agriculture News NCBA Says Ag Secretary Using Cattle Producers as Pawns in Political Game SHARE Facebook Twitter Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are very concerned with the possibility of a fifteen day furlough of all Food Safety Inspection Service employees. NCBA President Scott George – a Wyoming cattle producer – says USDA and the administration have a legal duty to carry out federal inspections of meat, poultry and egg products. He notes this duty has been recognized as essential in the past. While NCBA understands the hardships placed on USDA agencies through the possibility of sequestration – George says NCBA is severely disappointed Secretary Vilsack has chosen to threaten to halt FSIS inspections. According to George – Vilsack is using America’s cattlemen and women as pawns in the agency’s political wrangling with Congress. He says announcing the consequences of sequestration in terms of a furlough of FSIS inspectors has cost cattle producers significant amounts of money with a downward slide in the futures market caused by rampant speculation.Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act and the Egg Products Inspection Act – the production, processing or interstate distribution of meat, poultry and egg products is prohibited absent federal inspection. Therefore – halting FSIS inspections would close down all production, processing and interstate distribution of meat. NCBA says such a move would impact approximately 6,290 establishments nationwide and USDA has estimated the move would cost over 10-billion dollars in production losses. Industry workers they estimate would experience over 400-million in lost wages, consumers would experience limited meat and poultry supplies and potentially higher prices and food safety could be compromised. George says NCBA will not stand by while the administration threatens this kind of action against the industry. The group is calling on producers to contact their members of Congress to send a clear signal to USDA that this is not an acceptable exercise of executive authority.last_img read more

Alliance of American Football League gives Diarse a second chance

first_imgFacebook Garrett Podell Facebook + posts Garrett Podell Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. printSan Antonio Commanders wide receiver, a TCU football alumnus, John Diarse hauls in a pass during practice. Photo courtesy of John DiarseAccording to data compiled by the NCAA, only 1.6 percent of college football players make it in the NFL. This statistic is something that TCU head coach Gary Patterson makes sure his players are aware of each year. “I don’t try to create that dream, so we lose guys because we don’t create that dream,” Patterson said Wednesday at his national signing day press conference. “How can they survive if they are not going to be an NFL player? That’s the important thing.”With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hand, TCU football alumnus John Diarse is equipped about as well as anyone who has graduated from Patterson’s program to live without football, but the wide receiver isn’t ready for a new line of work just yet. Diarse will get another shot on the gridiron with the Alliance of American Football League, when he begins the season for the San Antonio Commanders this weekend.He came close to fulfilling the NFL dream when he signed with the Denver Broncos after going undrafted last year and had the opportunity to compete for a spot on their 53-man roster while learning from Pro Bowl receivers.“It was a great experience being able to work with guys like Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and [quarterback] Case Keenum, great guys like that,” Diarse said. “Being around John Elway, a Hall of Famer, just great men who have given this game a lot of great moments and memories. I loved the city of Denver and everything that came with it. They decided to go another direction. It was a very eye-opening experience for me.”Minnesota Vikings defensive back Holton Hill, right, defends on a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver John Diarse, which was incomplete, during the second half in an NFL football preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)The Monroe, Louisiana, native totaled four catches for 68 yards while being targeted six times in the preseason. He received a grim text message after the preseason finale: “Meet me in the cafeteria.”“I met with John Elway, and he told me that they just didn’t have the opportunity there for me right now, but from watching me the last few weeks, he said I would have a long-lasting career and that there’s always a place in the league for a guy like me, so that was encouraging despite the irony of him saying that as I was cut,” Diarse said. Denver Broncos wide receiver John Diarse takes part in drills at NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Englewood, Colorado (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)For the first time in his football career, Diarse was cut from a team. “I wanted to go back home because I was all over the place with that new experience,” he said. In high school, he was named the 4A Offensive MVP by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. At both LSU and TCU, Diarse played every game and led the Horned Frogs with 575 receiving yards during his senior season in 2017. After getting cut, he spent the next month back home in Louisiana. The first week, he reflected on that newfound experience of rejection. The next two, he began training and hoping for another shot as he applied the wisdom he learned from his brief time spent around Thomas and Sanders.“I would definitely say from Demaryius, I learned more about the things off the field that increases or enhances your performance on the field,” he said. “You have to find a not a really strict diet, but you have to have a more customized diet that makes your body feel good and that gets the best out of you. Other than that, just how important recovery is, and getting with specialized physical therapists, doctors and chiropractors that can help maximize and enhance your recovery speed. How fast you can go from being sore for three or four days to being sore for a couple of hours.”Sanders’ work ethic showed Diarse how to best approach the game of football. “Just remembering not to take a day for granted whether you’re a first-round pick or free-agent, your life can change in a play, positively and spark your career, or it can be season or career-ending, you can never take a day or a rep for granted because that same rep that you may have missed in practice could’ve been the game-winner in a real, live game,” he said. “You never want to take those things for granted. Being on the other side of it, not being employed in the football world, you get a better perspective on how to really seize moments and maximize opportunities.”His callfinally came, but it was the Canadian Football League. The Hamilton Tiger-Catssigned him to their practice roster where he became their go-to scout teamwideout during the last four weeks of the season.“I didn’t have to do a tryout or anything like that that because the general manager was very confident in my style of play, and he relayed that to the head coach,” Diarse said.  “Over three or four days, I became the top target for the practice squad guys. I gave the defense really good looks and probably a different style of play. It was fun making plays in practice that reassured that confidence factor in me that I could still play the game whether it’s on US soil or Canadian soil.”The Alliance of American Football league will give Diarse his chance to play again with its inaugural season set to begin this weekend. The eight-team outfit is designed to be a brother league to the NFL, almost a minor league, where players have the opportunity to showcase their talents to NFL scouts and general managers over the course of 12-week season kicking-off Feb. 9 on CBS and culminating with the championship game Saturday, April 27.A league like this is a necessity for players looking to keep their careers going after college since the NFL is the only major professional sport in North America without a developmental or minor league. “It’s awesome as long as it’s not an opportunity not to go to school,” Patterson said. “It shouldn’t turn into a minor league that’s an alternative to college, it’s an opportunity after college. As long as we do that, I like it a lot. It can give a guy a second chance.”Diarse is set to take the field for the San Antonio Commanders, whose home field, the Alamodome, was the site of both TCU’s Alamo Bowl comebacks, giving the receiver a familiar place to begin his quest to make it at the highest level of professional football.TCU wide receiver John Diarse breaks a tackle in the Horned Frogs’ 39-37 victory over Stanford in the 2017 Alamo Bowl. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“One of the things the Commanders stress is that they want to put all of us back in the league next year,” Diarse said. “A lot of us may have had injuries, a bad situation or the not gotten the opportunity that they deserved. Part of the foundation of this league is to get guys back to the NFL where they belong and show the type of player that I am now compared to what I used to be.”San Antonio Commanders wide receiver John Diarse secures a catch in practice on the Alamodome turf, the Commanders’ home field and site of TCU’s two Alamo Bowl comeback wins. Photo courtesy of John DiarseIt’s an added bonus that he gets to kickoff the new league with three other Horned Frogs turned Commanders: running back Aaron Green, tight end Cole Hunt and defensive back Nick Orr. “It makesthe transition so much smoother when you have guys that you’re familiar with,guys you’ve shared moments and experience with before, especially when all ofus are new to this league, team and organization,” he said. “Having someonenext to you that knows you and you guys can hang, live together and enjoy thesituation makes that transition so much smoother. It’s like going to work at anew job and your next-door neighbor works there too. It’s one of those thingsthat make the work environment so much easier to deal with and more excitingand fun.”The former Horned Frogs kick off their season Saturday in prime time on CBS at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.“It’s going to be action-packed, a prime time game on CBS., 7 p.m. game,” Diarse said. “You’re going to see some needles in a haystack, that’s what’s fun about this league. You come across so many guys who just didn’t get that opportunity and how good they were. I’m excited about our team personally because I feel like we have the best all-around team, talent and chemistry in this league, and I’m excited to see how we can do as a team on the ninth.” San Antonio Commanders wide receiver John Diarse hauls in a pass during practice. Photo courtesy of John Diarse. 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Afghanistan expels New York Times correspondent

first_img RSF_en News May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s expulsion of the New York Times’ Kabul correspondent, Matthew Rosenberg, by the Afghan attorney general’s office after it initially banned him from leaving the country.A communiqué issued by the attorney general’s office and published in the Afghan media on 20 August said the decision to expel Rosenberg was taken in response to an article he wrote for the newspaper’s 19 August issue about the political impasse in Afghanistan since the first round of the presidential election on 6 April.The article quoted anonymous sources as saying discussions were under way among high-ranking officials about forming an interim government before a meeting of NATO countries in September.“Regardless of the criticism levelled against the New York Times article, pressuring the reporter to reveal his sources and then expelling him was both unwarranted and illegal,” said Réza Moïni, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“The attorney-general should not have begun any proceedings until requested by the commission for the verification of press offences and only then after obtaining a court’s permission. This dangerous decision violates the rule of law and must be rescinded.”Afghanistan is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. His expulsion violates freedom of information and contravenes Afghanistan’s legal procedure News News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” August 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Afghanistan expels New York Times correspondent RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan News to go furtherlast_img read more

Pasadena Media Programming Now Available On Multiple Streaming Platforms

first_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government Pasadena Media Programming Now Available On Multiple Streaming Platforms STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 4:24 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In an effort to offer valuable local video content about Pasadena to a broader audience, Pasadena Media has bolstered availability of their programming to viewers without a cable subscription. Viewers can now stream all four community television channels and access videos on-demand in high definition via the free Pasadena Media app on three of the most popular Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.The move means that from anywhere in the world, viewers can now watch government programming like Pasadena City Council meetings, community-centric programs like Arroyo Live, educational programs from Pasadena City College and PUSD, as well as the popular and renowned daily news program, Democracy Now.“In the unprecedented times we’re experiencing at this very moment, it is absolutely crucial for citizens to be aware of what’s happening in their own back yard. By providing additional options to receive communication directly from the City, its residents and its schools, we hope that we serve as a conduit to create a more engaged and informed community,” said George Falardeau, Executive Director CEO of Pasadena Media.Pasadena Media is an operating company and the community access television station for the city of Pasadena that offers a wide spectrum of diverse and dynamic local programming for the people and by the people. In addition to facilitating the four PEG channels within Pasadena, Pasadena Media also provides hands-on video production experience and job skills training. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Local businesses warned of October crime spike

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Sage Cafe closesNext articleA third Perkin premier for Irish Chamber Orchestra Staff Reporter THE September crime holiday will soon be over as Limerick businesses are urged to lock up in the run in to Halloween when security experts say crime incidents spike.Research from Netwatch indicates that following a noticeable drop in burglary-related crimes during September, attempted break-ins increase during October with intruders targeting local businesses for bonfire material.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Netwatch spokesman Mick Galwey said that September break-ins dropped by 26.3 per cent, but are set to soar again in the weeks before Halloween as bonfire material is sought.Netwatch found that Limerick’s auto dealerships and warehousing were targets with a 20 per cent increase in unwanted activity last year with the most high risk times being between 9pm and midnight.“Last September security breaches dropped slightly on our client sites, but that did not mean there was less need for security. In Limerick, there was an increase in incidents across car dealerships, retail, building sites and warehouses,” Mr Galwey said.Building sites and retail outlets experienced high levels of suspicious activity throughout this Summer, with most attempted breaches happening between 8pm and 9pm.Building sites in Limerick have been a consistent target for criminals throughout the summer.Netwatch sites in Limerick during this August were in line with national trends, which saw an 8 per cent decrease particularly on the weekend particular between 12pm and 6pm.Business owners have been advised to ensure their security cameras are in working order and to make sure their properties have appropriate lighting to deter intruders.See more Limerick news here Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Email BusinessNewsLocal businesses warned of October crime spikeBy Staff Reporter – September 25, 2017 979 TAGSNetwatch last_img read more