Rank’s digital growth softens full-year profit slump

first_img Email Address Casino & games Rank Group has confirmed flat sales and a 22% year-on-year fall in operating profit in its annual figures, despite digital growth driving an improved performance in the six months until 30 June.Rank’s operating profit slumped to £39.0m (€42.4m/$47.0m) from £50.1m in the year through to the end of June, with like-for-like revenue slipping from £731.3m to £729.5m and statutory turnover edging up from £691.0m to £695.1m.However, as the company presses on with its strategy to build a more extensive digital offering to offset a slowdown in traffic at its bingo and casino venues, digital like-for-like net gaming revenue increased year-on-year by 11% from £95.3m to £105.5m.Total digital net gaming revenue including YoBingo, which was acquired in May 2018, improved by 23% year-on-year.Next year’s digital net gaming figures are set to receive a further boost with the pending acquisition of online casino and bingo operator Stride Gaming. After Stride shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposed £115.3m takeover last month, Rank confirmed today (August 22) that it expects the deal to close in the final three months of 2019.Rank also pointed to an operating profit of £42.2m in the second half of the year, with the company’s transformation programme, which was launched in December 2018, “driving improved group performance and new ways of working”.Rank made £10.7m of savings over the 12-month period after adopting a new operating model for its Grosvenor Casinos brand. Further savings of £11.3m from the new model are anticipated in the 2019-20 financial year, not taking into account wage increases.The annual figures also included £28.6m of exceptional costs, includes an £8.0m provision for technical non-compliance with UK national minimum wage regulations.“We are pleased with the group’s second half performance and the full-year results, especially given the challenges we faced in the first half of the year,” chief executive John O’Reilly (pictured) said.“The transformation programme is pivotal to our growth strategy both in the UK and internationally.“We are excited by the important initiatives that are being implemented across each of our businesses. We have made a good start to the transformation of Rank and there remains a lot of improvement to be delivered.“The acquisition of Stride, which we expect to complete in 2019-20, will help step change our digital business, deliver strong synergies, bring proprietary technology in house and create one of the UK’s leading online gaming businesses.”Rank also confirmed non-executive director Alex Thursby as the company’s new chair. Thursby will succeed Ian Burke who announced in May that he would not be standing for a new term in the role at Rank’s annual general meeting on October 17.Thursby joined the Rank board in August 2017 and has chaired the audit committee since October 2017. The search for a new audit committee chair has commenced.Senior independent director Chris Bell said: “We carried out a formal and rigorous appointment process and it was clear that Alex was the best candidate to become Rank’s chair. Alex has a wealth of experience in compliance and risk governance in regulated sectors and, having been on the board since August 2017, has a solid understanding of Rank.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Rank Group has confirmed flat sales and a 22% year-on-year fall in operating profit in its annual figures, despite digital growth driving an improved performance in the six months until 30 June. 22nd August 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Regions: UK & Ireland Rank’s digital growth softens full-year profit slump AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

England vs West Indies Live: Whisper handed contract to produce highlight…

first_img BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Whisper, the UK-based production firm, has won two new contracts to produce highlights packages for public-service broadcaster the BBC and the England and Wales Cricket Board. England vs West Indies Live Highlights ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Football Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoUnder the deal with the BBC, which was mooted back in December, Whisper will deliver the broadcaster’s peak-time cricket highlights show of England’s upcoming test cricket series with West Indies, which starts this Wednesday.The ‘multi-year’ contract also includes television highlights for all domestic test matches, one-day international matches and T20 international matches.England vs West Indies Live : Whisper also signs with England & Wales Cricket BoardIn a separate contract with the ECB, Whisper will produce a range of online highlights and clips for the ECB throughout 2020. It includes all tests, ODIs and T20s across both men’s and women’s international teams.For the BBC output, Whisper has been tasked with “maximising the reach and impact of cricket”, while for the ECB, it has been tasked with growing audiences using social media.Whisper, co-founded by chief executive Sunil Patel, BT Sport broadcaster Jake Humphry and former Formula 1 driver and commentator David Coulthard, has a highlights portfolio which also includes rugby union’s Women’s Six Nations, English soccer’s Women’s Super League, sailing’s SailGP, motor racing’s Formula 1 and W Series and American football’s NFL.Whisper’s production team will be led by Rob Williams, who has produced multiple International Cricket Council tournaments including last year’s World Cup final at Lord’s (pictured). The team also includes Mark Cole and Patel, who were involved in the BBC’s cricket coverage from 1999 to 2009. They will sit alongside production executive Sarah Warnock, who has previously worked on major ICC events.  Cricket Previous articleCricket: Pravin Tambe picked up by Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL draftNext articleMCC vs VAR Dream11 Team Prediction: ECS T10 Stockholm Botkyrka 2020 live, match prediction, squads – Watch live Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSEngland & Wales Cricket BoardEngland vs West Indies highlightsEngland vs West Indies LiveEngland vs West Indies live scoreEngland vs West Indies Whisper SHARE England vs West Indies Live: Whisper handed contract to produce highlight packages Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Latham departs; NZ 72/1 (37 ovs)- Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News CricketLatest Sports NewsSportWest Indies tour of England Cricket Facebook Twitter WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Cricket Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop By Kunal Dhyani – July 7, 2020 PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’last_img read more

The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) Q12018 Presentation

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu)  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 reasons why I think the Lloyds share price is a top UK investment for my ISA

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares jonathansmith1 owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” We’re all looking for top UK shares to add into our portfolios. Although you can buy stocks listed in the US or further afield, the majority of stocks you own are probably UK-based companies. And I’d imagine most of the firms are members of the FTSE 100. What does this prove? That most of the time, the top UK shares to buy are well-known household names. Which brings me to the Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) share price.I’ve owned Lloyds shares for years, and have bought and sold at different times. I last bought at 37p, with the share price currently trading around 29p. A share price that has stayed sub-30p for multiple days isn’t something that has been seen since 2012. But with this, I’m considering buying more.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…Top UK shares within an ISABefore I get into why I like Lloyds at the moment, it’s important to note why I use a Stocks and Shares ISA. The Lloyds share price is at historic lows, and so if my call is right and I see positive returns, they could be large. Large returns means large cash profits, which normally would see me having to pay capital gains tax on the money. If the stock is held within my ISA, however, then I get to keep all the profits without tax. So really, for any shares you buy that you believe could have large growth potential, buy them in your ISA!Why do I like the Lloyds share price?Well, it’s cheap. But that should never be the only reason for buying a share. The Bank of England meeting last Thursday was broadly positive and resulted in upgraded economic forecasts. It also didn’t give much reason to think interest rates would be lowered into negative territory. This is a positive for the Lloyds share price. A key way Lloyds makes money is via the difference between the rate it lends out at versus the rate it pays. As we have seen in Europe, negative interest rates can kill bank profitability in this regard. The lack of desire by the central bank to take rates negative should be seen as a positive for Lloyds.Then there’s Brexit that’s just around the corner. You could say this is a recycled phrase from years ago, but this time it really is true. Although the headlines are fairly quiet on this front at the moment, the current stance from the UK government is that it wants a deal struck by the autumn. As a bellwether for ‘UK plc’, the Lloyds share price should see strong gains from any confirmation of an agreement between the two sides. The sensitivity towards these headlines can be seen from the roaring single day gains late last year when a breakthrough looked likely.Finally, I think the bad news is all but priced in at current levels. In a recent trading update for the first half of the year, provision for bad loans stood at £3.8bn! The pre-tax loss came in at £602m. I struggle to see how the business performance could get much worse. So I look to lockdown easing, higher mortgage applications and increased consumer spending to turn the tide for the next half.Therefore, I’d pick up more shares in Lloyds right now for my ISA.center_img 3 reasons why I think the Lloyds share price is a top UK investment for my ISA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Friday Funnies – National Anthem goes up in smoke

first_imgFriday Nov 20, 2009 Friday Funnies – National Anthem goes up in smoke It’s been a week since the horror that took place prior to kick-off in South Africa’s 20-13 loss to France in Toulouse. While the dust has settled somewhat, this joke of a performance is worthy of a place in our archives.Disgracing ones country is no laughing matter, but you can’t help but find Reggae singer Ras Dumisani’s rendition of the South African national anthem pretty humourous.There’s plenty to choose from. Was it the out of place bongo drums, the high pitch as he got into ‘Die Stem’, or simply the look of utter dismay on the players faces afterwards?On a serious note though, the wailing from Reggae Ras angered the Springboks, who then had to witness a rousing performance of the French anthem, La Marseillaise. “Every time you go out on the field and sing the national anthem, it’s very important for us and that’s something that really fires you up because you know you’re playing for your country,” said a visibly upset Victor Matfield. “It was a joke out there. The guys couldn’t sing along to it and even the crowd were starting to laugh. It was very disappointing.”Many have speculated as to who appointed the singer. The South African embassy in France was originally blamed, but they’ve since distanced themselves from it saying that they had only provided the French Rugby Federation with Dumisani’s agent’s name, as it was the only name it had of a South African singer living in France.SA Rugby Union President Oregan Hoskins has since revealed that he received an official apology from his counterpart in France. He said that he’s accepted that French rugby officials did not deliberately try to “sabotage the anthem and, as much as the performance still rankles, we regard the matter as now closed”.Dumisani has been interviewed since, and even performed the anthem again on various radio stations. He was just as bad.“No one told me they were upset with the singing,” he said. “In fact, someone just came up to me and told me how beautifully I had sung. Everyone at the stadium told me I sang well, even after the match.“The Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika has been my tune since I was a baby. How can I not know the words? I am the biggest reggae man in South Africa and the Springboks are my team.”Lets hope that’s the last time we see Dumisani, or any other poor singer, making a mockery of an anthem before a big match. One would have thought there’s an official screening process by now. I think it’s safe to say that after this fiasco, there will be. Time: 02:03ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Haitians seek reparations from U.N.

first_imgAround 100 people, mainly Haitian, gathered in New York’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, opposite the U.N. headquarters, for an eight-hour demonstration on Sept. 26. They called for that body to pay reparations for the cholera that soldiers from Minustah — the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti — brought to Haiti in October 2010.The resulting epidemic is the world’s worst outbreak of the disease, having killed more than 8,300 and sickened more than 680,000. Despite legal actions against it, the U.N. has refused to admit responsibility for unleashing the epidemic or to pay reparations.The demonstration was called by a broad Haitian community alliance that includes the Coalition to Support the Haitian People’s Struggle (KAKOLA), the International Support Haiti Network (ISHN), Haïti Liberté, and leading members of the Lavalas Family Party in New York.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chinese journalist who covered Covid-19 sentenced to four years in jail

first_img News December 29, 2020 Chinese journalist who covered Covid-19 sentenced to four years in jail Follow the news on China PHOTO: ALLEN J. SCHABEN / LOS ANGELES TIMES RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19ImprisonedWomenCitizen-journalists News March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19ImprisonedWomenCitizen-journalists center_img Organisation Receive email alerts After a mere three-hour trial, lawyer-turned-journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced on 28th December to four years in prison by a Shanghai court on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for reporting live from the city of Wuhan during the Covid-19 outbreak in February. Zhang Zhan was arrested in May and has since been protesting by going on a hunger strike for which she has been force-fed through a nasal tube.“Zhang Zhan was only serving the public interest by reporting on the Covid-19 outbreak and should never have been detained, not to mention receive a four-year prison sentence”, says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau head, who calls on the international community “to increase pressure on the Beijing regime so that they immediately release Zhang and all other detained journalists.”Since the Covid-19 outbreak in February, the Chinese regime has increased efforts to  censor the press and social media. At least nine Chinese journalists or press freedom defenders have been arrested for their coverage of Covid-19 related issues, seven of which are still detained. China ranks 177th out of 180 in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index and is the biggest prison in the world for journalists, with at least 120 detained or missing according to the most recent count made by RSF. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese regime to immediately release Zhang Zhan, a lawyer-turned-journalist who was recently sentenced to a four-year prison term for reporting on the Covid-19 outbreak. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Bronson (A459074) is a very affectionate, lovable dog. He is a good side kick, and likes to be only a few paws away at all times. He has been on a few Wiggle Waggle Wagon field trips and volunteers report he is energetic and friendly to people of all ages. He loves going for walks, runs, and is looking for a new best friend. Come visit Bronson at the Pasadena Humane Society today.The adoption fee for dogs is $130. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img 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. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Ace (A455113) is a 2-month-old domestic shorthair looking for a forever home. He was transferred to the Pasadena Humane Society from the ASPCA with a few of his kitten buddies in early May. He likes to play, eat, nap, and cuddle, and is looking for a new home and family to call his own.The adoption fee for cats is $75. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 11:03 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick GP warns that under-6 scheme will lead to “yellow pack”…

first_img Previous articleQuinlivan warns of ‘dishonest’ EU/ US dealNext article#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick GP Dr Emmet KerinLIMERICK doctor and vice president of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) Dr Emmet Kerin has warned that the Government’s scheme to provide free GP care for children under six will lead to “a yellow pack” service.And according to Dr Kerin, the majority of doctors in the region are opposed to the scheme and do not intend to sign up for it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the Limerick Post: “The general feeling is no. I have to acknowledge that there are practices that financially are really struggling, and this offer is nearly tempting to them in the short term. But from talking to other colleagues here, they are generally saying no.“The offer as it stands isn’t good for GPs, it’s not good for the future of the GP service and it’s not a good deal for patients.”Dr Kerin has criticised the Government for launching the scheme “to gain votes”He commented: “With all the gloss and the spin on it, it sounds like a great deal, but the substance isn’t there.  As a parent, you would think that it is a good scheme but actually it isn’t providing anything. It’s very hard to take on the Government, it’s an emotive issue for parents, of course they want their children to be looked after, but it’s not a free service.“I would have to reduce my consultation time from 15 minutes to seven minutes. We will end up with a yellow pack service. Patients will have shorter consultation times and they won’t get to see the same GP each time they come in. If a GP doesn’t know you, you’re more likely to be referred to A&E.”Dr Kerin explained that the scheme does not include additional tests or x-rays that may be necessary, and does not cover the cost of medication for chronic conditions.He added that the Government should prioritise providing care for patients with chronic conditions.“There are more than 9,000 children receiving a domiciliary allowance, they have chronic conditions like cancer or Down Syndrome, and they’re not entitled to a medical card,” he pointed out.He also warned that it would generate “an additional four million consultations” per year for GPs nationally, and that many practices do not have the manpower to deal with an increase in demand.The NAGP is urging doctors not to join the scheme, however individual GPs are free to decide whether or not to sign up.It has since emerged that the scheme will cost double the amount initially envisaged with Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch telling the Dáil last Thursday that the extra €30 million now required would not come from other health areas.Stating that the cost of the project was now expected to be €67 million, not €37 million, she said: “we may need a supplementary budget towards the end of the year”, but any extra funds would not impact on other services. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin TAGSDr Emmet KerinhealthlimerickNational Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)Under-6 GP scheme Email Printcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook NewsLimerick GP warns that under-6 scheme will lead to “yellow pack” medical serviceBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 762 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more