Holland Casino prepares for launch – Part 2

first_img In the second part of our interview with Holland Casino’s director of security and responsible gaming Janny Wierda, she discusses the four pillars of its RG strategy soon to be transferred online with Playtech, why all staff need to be trained in consumer-facing interventions and the data-related challenges around industry collaboration. Read part 1 hereCurrently the land-based responsible gaming strategy has four pillars, Wierda says: “Identification, registration, warning interviews, then monitoring and intervention. All those things we will have to do online as well.”This can all be transferred online, she says, where the operator will work with Playtech, after striking a deal in 2014.“Registration and identification will be the same, and also links to our anti-money laundering (AML) requirements,” Weirda explains.She has no fear about the move online, arguing that it will in many ways make her job simpler: “It’s actually easier to implement responsible gaming controls online, as we can use pop ups with warnings, letting them know how long they’ve been playing for, and how much they’ve spent.“So it’s easier to monitor players online, as offline, on a Saturday evening for example, we have more than 1,000 visitors in Amsterdam. We keep an eye on everyone, but online we [will] know exactly what everyone is doing. Even when it’s more busy.”Even elements such as customer registration across all channels are not a big stretch – it’s already in place.“We have to [do that already] because we need it for AML processes, but we also need it for responsible gaming,” Wierda says. “If you want to have a good responsible gaming policy you need to know who’s playing.“One of the metrics we track is how many times a customer visits a casino, so you need to have them register, as otherwise you won’t know.”This allows Holland Casino to implement particularly stringent player protection measures.For example, if a young adult visits its casinos four times in a month, they will be sent a responsible gaming leaflet. Six times, and they will be contacted by Wierda’s team to ensure they know what they’re playing, and their parents are aware how they’re spending their leisure time and money.“[Without] registration you just can’t do this,” she says.This is all carried out by a team under Wierda’s leadership, which works in shifts to ensure at least two members of staff are on duty when the operator’s 14 casinos are open. While she says this team is small, there are more than 150 employees in total responsible for implementing the operator’s responsible gaming strategy.General management staff are trained, meaning that if Wierda’s team members aren’t available, there are employees qualified to carry out interventions. This way there is always someone available to carry out responsible gaming duties.“Every employee has do complete an eLearning course, including the people from the head office,” she says. “Even though they don’t have contact with the clients they have to do the training.“Responsible gaming is our most important value, so the management have to do a full day’s training, then spend two days learning how to do the customer interviews, and identify signs of problem gambling.”While responsible gaming has and always will be a key part of the business, Wierda is doubtful that affordability checks, an emerging concept, are likely to be widely introduced. In the UK, these are being talked up as a way enhance to Know Your Customer processes, to ensure customers can afford to gamble.“As a government and as a company you can’t tell people how to spend their money,” Wierda says, however. “If you want to eat at a very expensive restaurant every evening you can do it, if you want to gamble, of course you must do so responsibly – we don’t want anyone to be addicted – but it’s the individuals’ choice.“For some people if it’s only their pension they have to play with, for example, we will of course warn them.”But as she points out, player protection failings have not affected Holland Casino to date: “Our internal policies are more restrictive than the law currently is.”Where she sees room for improvement is around industry collaboration. But, she adds, the external pressures such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation could derail these efforts. To better collaborate on social responsibility matters, she explains, the industry needs to be able to share customer data. Because of GDPR, it can’t do so.“Banks are now exchanging information of people on a blacklist, but there’s an issue over what we do with data gathered through AML checks,” she says. “We exclude 100 people a year because of AML controls, but with GDPR what can we do with this information? We need to find a way to exchange information.”Having said that, Wierda is confident that despite these challenges, Holland Casino will be able to avoid the issues experienced in other recently regulated markets.“I know people are going to gamble, but I think through responsible gaming and AML controls, you can protect them to a high extent,” she says. “There are always going to be some that slip under the radar but I think in general, we do it in the safest possible way – that’s ultimately why I wanted to work for Holland Casino.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Holland Casino prepares for launch – Part 2 Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance 6th August 2019 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands In the second part of our interview with Holland Casino’s director of security and responsible gaming Janny Wierda, she discusses the four pillars of its RG strategy soon to be transferred online with Playtech, why all staff need to be trained in consumer-facing interventions and the data-related challenges around industry collaborationlast_img read more

Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) Q32018 Prudential Financials

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

BUA Cement Plc (BUAC.ng) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgBUA Cement Plc (BUAC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about BUA Cement Plc (BUAC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BUA Cement Plc (BUAC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BUA Cement Plc (BUAC.ng)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBUA Cement Plc, listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, is a Nigerian cement producer. BUA Cement Plc listed in January 2020 following the conclusion of the merger of two of BUA’s cement entities, the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria and Obu Cement company.last_img read more

RFU wins court battle against Viagogo

first_imgRFU Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt said: “It is very good news that the Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Tugendhat. Placing tickets for sale on secondary ticketing sites is in direct contravention of the RFU’s Ticketing Terms and Conditions and, if the seller can be identified, they face tough sanctions including possible court action. Individuals who believe they have anonymity by trading their tickets through such secondary sales sites are no longer invisible and we will do our utmost to ensure that tickets go to genuine fans.”Polly Handford, the RFU Deputy Head of Legal said: “I am extremely pleased that the judgement has been upheld. It is an incredibly important case as not only will it provide us with information on past breaches, it will also enable us to enforce our rights more efficiently and effectively going forward.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The RFU has succeeded in defeating Viagogo’s appeal in the Court of Appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Tugendhat in March this year.In a landmark ruling – the first action of its kind by a national governing body – the order of Mr Justice Tugendhat required Viagogo to reveal the names and addresses of those who placed tickets for sale on its website for the 2010 Investec Internationals and the 2011 RBS 6 Nations.  The appeal having been dismissed by the Court of Appeal means the RFU, once it receives the information, will be able to identify and sanction those who have breached its ticketing terms and conditions by selling to secondary ticketing sites. The RFU now intends to take the same position with other similar sites.last_img read more

Casa DC / Salworks

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/637694/casa-dc-salworks Clipboard 2013 Casa DC / Salworks Casa DC / SalworksSave this projectSaveCasa DC / Salworks Save this picture!© Ricardo Amaral+ 18 Share Houses “COPY” Photographscenter_img Architects: Salworks Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeSalworksOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPonta DelgadaPortugalPublished on June 11, 2015Cite: “Casa DC / Salworks” [Casa DC / Salworks] 11 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/637694/casa-dc-salworks Clipboard Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  Ricardo AmaralSave this picture!© Ricardo AmaralRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Located on the sea front of Ponta Delgada city, the DC house occupies an entire plot of 114m2,that is almost residual in the existing city built fabric.This part of the city is characterised by the jagged edges properties, narrow fronts, disorganised public spaces and large variations in height and the houses are always turning their backs to the south side and the sea seeking protection from the harsh elements during stormy days.Save this picture!© Ricardo AmaralThe DC house occupies this front row, and is inspired by the nearby traditional typologies, embracing the reflected sea light and bringing it to the interior spaces. The investment with the maximum volume of construction possible was requested by the client from day one. Three main volumes organize the program by floors and usage. The construction methods with available local systems also define the DC House main architectural language keeping it always very low tech and simple.Save this picture!© Ricardo AmaralThe crystalline white walls, the placement and geometry of the openings that organize the views of the city and the sea are always present. Clear glass reduce view barriers and also helps the house integrating this special environment transforming it into a contemporary home.Save this picture!© Ricardo AmaralThe ground floor is accessed by a pedestrian alley and the windows were raised above the observer height level so that this floor remains private yet opening itself into a private courtyard. In this space the house clearly opens up seeking the light that fills up the living room, open plan kitchen and the access stairs to the upper floor. The ground floor hosts the main living areas of the DC house which was designed for a young family who likes to share time together in open plan spaces. A plunge pool adds an extra feeling of comfort,fun and light reflection to the spaces.Save this picture!First Floor PlanOn the 1st floor, illuminated by the light from an overhead window, the bedrooms and floor main bathroom areas can be found. The main suite soaks up the view with a the larger window while the other bedrooms have their windows reduced to a narrow vertical geometry due to the close relationship with neighbours on the east side.Save this picture!© Ricardo AmaralThe office and a terrace is located on the 2nd floor with a 180 degree view over the south coast of the island of Sao Miguel, Azores.Save this picture!© Ricardo AmaralProject gallerySee allShow lessGallery: Assemble’s Brutalist Playground Opens at RIBAArchitecture NewsFoster, Nouvel and Koolhaas Compete to Design Perth’s WA MuseumArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Ponta Delgada, Portugallast_img read more

The Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan Architecture

first_img HTC Consulting Engineers Apartments Vujic Property Group Manufacturers: Colorbond, G-LUX, Miele, PGH Bricks, Reece, Volker Haug, AWS, Aesop Smoke, Astor, Benchtop City, Domko, Green Lux, Hycraft, JH Flor Projects The Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan Architecture ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922917/the-elms-boutique-apartments-chan-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChan ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrightonAustraliaPublished on August 13, 2019Cite: “The Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan Architecture” 13 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 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 stream Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2019 Australia Planning Consultant: Services Engineer: center_img Architects: Chan Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922917/the-elms-boutique-apartments-chan-architecture Clipboard Song Bowden Structural Engineer: Interior Design: CopyApartments•Brighton, Australia Building Surveyor:Floreancig Smith Building SurveyorsFire Engineer:Dobbs DohertyLandscaping Designer:John Patrick Landscape ArchitectsMarketing:CassetteProject Team:Anthony Chan, Huan Trinh, Meyvin PuspitaCity:BrightonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The Elms is a boutique development of 5 apartments located on a quiet, tree-lined street in the bayside suburb of Brighton, Melbourne. The architecture of the Elms was inspired by the beautiful Elm trees which line both sides of the street providing an ever changing streetscape with colour and texture. The large leaves of the Elm trees are oval in shape with distinctive veins, both of which have been referred to in the façade patterning of the two large architectural elements on either side of the front entrance.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittA variety of materials were chosen for the façade to complement and reference the streetscape colours and textures, including cypress pine fencing, textured white brickwork, spotted gum linings on the eaves and hand-crafted metal cladding on the walls. The organic, curved concrete patterning on the external façade of the building continues into the lobby area with timber battens on the walls backed by a bronze-coloured glass.  This is complemented by a wall of sheer curtains, timber stairs and natural stone floor tiles which add balance and softness into the space.  Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittEach apartment has been designed to be spacious and stylish, each with access to natural light and direct views to the street trees from their main living spaces.  Each space has been carefully designed with functionality in mind, complemented by a combination of natural timber, marble, natural stone and glass.  Brass highlight elements including custom curved finger recesses, solid brass shelves and custom, locally designed light fittings add individuality and personality to each apartment.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessPaper-cut Art Workshop & Lakeshore Libraries / SSDesignSelected ProjectsAmaltas House / SquareWorksSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brighton VIC 3186, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Doherty Design Studio Bestec Consulting Engineers Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Builder: The Elms Boutique Apartments / Chan Architecture Photographslast_img read more

EDM Media launches list from Oxford International Cancer Centre

first_imgEDM Media has launched a donor list from Oxford International Cancer Centre, the first time the charity has released its data for rental. The list holds 8,500 active donors who support the cancer charity, which aims to find cures for cancer by researching plant species for their chemo-therapeutic potential.All the individuals have been recruited by direct mail and the file is “regularly refreshed”. As an active file, new names are added on a daily basis as they are recruited throughout the year. EDM Media say that “many donors give three or more times annually”.List specialists EMD Media add that “the profile of donors means these individuals are hot prospects for a wide range of charity appeals, particularly cancer and health and medical orientated causes as the individuals are proven to be generous to these areas and responsive to direct mail”.Donors constitute a mature audience, 60% female and predominantly aged 60+, retired with disposable income. They are also interested in health and vitamins, gardening, nature and animals.The list is MPS screened. Selections can be made on activities, recency, gender and geography. There is a minimum order of 5,000 names, and the list is also available as SWAP fileThe base rental costs £100 per 1000 names, with additional £10 per thousand for activity selections, and £5 per thousand on gender and geographical selection.www.edmmedia.co.uk Howard Lake | 15 August 2008 | News 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. Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EDM Media launches list from Oxford International Cancer Centrelast_img read more

INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications Names Allen Dooley CEO

first_img Subscribe The Board of Directors of INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications is pleased to announce that Dr. Allen Dooley has been named Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Dooley will lead the organization’s efforts to develop innovative online curriculum and technology-based teaching and learning resources for California’s community colleges.Board Chair and President of West Los Angeles College Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh said, “We are delighted that Dr. Dooley will join us as CEO. His vision and commitment to California community colleges make him an excellent choice to lead INTELECOM into a new leadership role in educational media and applications.”Dooley comes to INTELECOM after serving as the Division Dean for Business at Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, where he was also responsible for the college’s Distance Education Department, serving all college divisions, and the Educational Multimedia Services Department.“I am excited to have joined INTELECOM’s innovative team of dedicated professionals,” Dooley added. “At the heart of INTELECOM is a drive to develop compelling digital educational content that helps students succeed in their careers. I am honored now to be a part of this critical mission.”Prior to his experience at Santa Ana College, Dooley was Acting Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Support for two divisional areas at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California. There, he earlier served as a Professor of Business and Computer Technology and as liaison, through the Division of Career and Technical Education, to the Computer High School Academy with John Marshall Fundamental School, both in Pasadena.Dr. Dooley is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Ed.D., MPW.), Los Angeles, and California State University, Los Angeles (MBA, BS). He is also a twice published college textbook author with Pearson Prentice Hall on computer networking and data communications: Digital Business Networks and Business Data Communications.About INTELECOM Intelligent TelecommunicationsSince its founding in 1970, INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications, a non-profit corporation owned and operated by a joint powers authority of 31 California community colleges, has been a leader in the design, production and distribution of distance learning courseware and instructional media. Today, INTELECOM is uniquely positioned as a premier provider of online learning resources and curriculum-based digital curricula. www.intelecom.org Business Districts News INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications Names Allen Dooley CEO From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 12:31 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuffcenter_img Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Held gun to taxi driver’s head in drive around city

first_imgAdvertisement Email WhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsHeld gun to taxi driver’s head in drive around cityBy admin – February 23, 2011 803 Linkedincenter_img THE hijacking of a taxi in Limerick City last week. led to 24-year-old Mark Ryan, Lenihan Avenue, being charged contrary to section 10 of the Criminal Law Jurisdiction Act.It was alleged in court that he unlawfully, by force or threat, or by any other form of intimidation, seized or exercised control of or otherwise interfered with the control of, or compelled or induced some other person to use for an unlawful purpose, any vehicle, namely a taxi in this case. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryan is also charged with allegedly using force or intimidation by holding a gun to the head of the driver and threatening to shoot him if he did not drive to certain locations within Limerick city. The incident is said to have lasted several hours on the night in question.The allegations are in connection with an incident on February 12 last, where Ryan is accused of entering a taxi on Talbot Avenue and stealing €70 in notes, €90 in euro coins and three mobile phones and an Irish driving licence, while forcing the driver to drive around Limerick.The charges, upon conviction after trial on indictment, carry a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 years.Sarah Ryan was assigned as free legal aid to Mr Ryan, who reserved her right to apply for bail. Mark Ryan was remanded in custody to appear in court again next Thursday. Twitter Print Previous articleName change at Co-Ordination officeNext articleO’Gara returns to Irish side adminlast_img read more