The Trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan could serve as a model for cooperation in the region, says Mohamad El-Fayez, the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Cyprus.In an interview with Cyprus News Agency ahead of the first Trilateral Summit this Tuesday in Nicosia, the ambassador points to the good understanding between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras on many issues. Amman, he said, maintains good relations with both countries for over half a century.He also says that King Abdullah will arrive in the Cypriot capital accompanied by high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki and several ministers of his Cabinet.In the margins of the Summit, Cyprus and Jordan will sign four agreements on education, health, agriculture and energy. Moreover, all three countries are expected to sign three trilateral Memorandums of Understanding on maritime affairs and antiquities.According to El-Fayez, these agreements are in the final stages, with the respective delegations working out the technical details. If all goes well, they will be signed on Tuesday by the authorised Jordanian Ministers and their counterparts, he said.This is just the beginning as more agreements are in the pipeline, he said. Amman seeks “a comprehensive bilateral and trilateral relationship” with Cyprus and Greece.On the bilateral agreement on energy, the ambassador said that this is a fairly new sector and both countries are exploring the potential for cooperation.Political relations between all three countries are excellent, he said, while economic cooperation may lead to more stability in the region.“Economy is the most important issue. Political relations are already there and they are excellent” El-Fayez said.Jordan’s position over Cyprus “solid”Ambassador El-Fayez said that his country maintains a steady foreign policy for the last 70 years. In relation to the Cyprus issue, he says that Amman’s position is “very solid and clear”. “We are always committed to Security Council resolutions concerning many issues in the world”, Cyprus being one of them, he said.“We support strongly the position of Cyprus to implement the Security Council resolutions and are in favor of the reunification of Cyprus” that will allow people to live peacefully, as they did in the past, he adds.On Amman’s relations with Brussels, EL-Fayez expressed appreciation over the role of Nicosia in conveying Jordan’s point of view to fellow EU members states. He referred to president Anastasiades’ statements on several occasions that Jordan should consider Cyprus its ambassador to the EU.“We always need the support of our friends in the EU, and Cyprus and Greece are among them” he said.The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus established bilateral relations in 1962 and Amman opened its Embassy in Cyprus in late 2016. El-Fayez notes that as of late, relations have enhanced dramatically between Cyprus and Jordan.Following the official visit of Anastasiades to Amman, two years ago, Jordan decided to establish an embassy in Cyprus, in order “to show that we are very serious about enhancing our relations”, the ambassador said. He also refereed to the assistance provided by Anastasiades and his ministers ever since: “everyone is very helpful, this is why we managed to do a lot of work within a year”.Most of the work so far concentrated in preparing the ground for political relations and to help the business community cooperate more closely, the ambassador said. He concedes however that more needs to be done in enhancing people-to-people contacts “which are no less important”.Concerning business ties, the ambassador said that one of the first tasks after assuming his post was to work for the establishment of a Jordan-Cyprus Business Association. “We managed to do this early last year”, he said.Even though bilateral trade has not yet delivered up to expectations, there is potential, he said.Currently, he said, both sides are working for the organisation of a cultural week in each country, a “Cypriot week” in Jordan and a “Jordanian week” in Cyprus, to promote tourism and let the public know what each country has to offer.A second direct flight connection between Larnaca and Amman has been approved but did not materialise yet, but the ambassador expressing hope that once established, competition will help lower the fares and increase tourism.The two countries, as well as Greece, can work together in attracting tourist groups from places such as South America or Asia, offering joint trips to Jordan, Cyprus and Greece, he said. 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Calley points to car insurance, road repairs as top prioritiesState Rep. Julie Calley recently announced priorities for the 2019-20 legislative term, including efforts to reduce car insurance rates, continue infrastructure improvements, improve opportunities for students and increase government transparency.Calley, of Portland, joined House Republican colleagues to unveil an action plan called “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan.” The document includes several priorities that will receive special emphasis in the next two years.“Michigan has made great progress in recent years, but our work is never done,” Calley said. “Through this action plan, we reinforce our commitment to addressing Michigan’s greatest challenges through impactful reforms.”Calley’s priorities include:Lower car insurance rates. Calley supports reforms to drive down costs for Michigan drivers, who now pay the highest average premiums in the nation.Road and water system improvements. Calley supports Michigan’s record-high investment in road repairs with a heightened focus on creating an efficient system to deliver the best results possible for taxpayers.Increased government transparency. Calley supports efforts to remove loopholes that exempt the governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature from public disclosure rules.Investments to improve schools and job preparation programs. Calley continues to support record-high investments in K-12 education, with a special emphasis on helping students and workers gain skills needed to succeed in an always-evolving economy.“We must work together to find solutions and build on our recent success, so we can create an even better Michigan for our children and grandchildren,” Calley said.The House action plan is available at gophouse.org/leading-the-way.### 20Feb Rep. Calley, House leadership unveil priorities for 2019-20 Categories: Calley News
Share9TweetShare3Email12 SharesFebruary 24, 2016; Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)NPQ has been following the discussion in New Jersey about property tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals. As readers may remember, a judge ruled that the Morristown Medical Center was largely not exempt from property taxes because it housed many activities that were profit-making and paid top executives too well. He termed the modern nonprofit hospital a “legal fiction” and wrote that “the hospital in Morristown created ‘labyrinthine corporate structures, intertwined with both non-profit and for-profit subsidiaries and unaffiliated corporate entities.’” A subsequent settlement between the town and the hospital totaled $15.5 million.With that, the hospital association gathered its supporters and tried to get a bill passed quickly that would inure them from such suits in return for a more contained payment program, but municipalities were not in favor. That bill got a pocket veto from Governor Chris Christie. Another attempt to rush a bill through apparently went nowhere.Now, a dozen New Jersey municipalities have filed actions against the nonprofit hospitals in their localities. Martin Allen, who represented Morristown in its suit, says that he has filed tax appeals for Belleville, Freehold, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Rahway, Raritan Township, and Summit. Reportedly there are five more suits, though they are not named in this report.“We know of 12 hospitals that received notice that the municipality planned to pursue ‘omitted assessments’ from prior years,” said hospital association spokeswoman Kerry McKean Kelly. “But we’re in a period from now through April 1st where municipalities can file tax appeals. We don’t have a count on those because it’s so fluid. It seems like every day we’re hearing of a new one.”The disputes recently filed include: New Brunswick challenging Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Freehold challenging Centrastate Medical Center; Summit challenging Overlook; Belleville challenging Clara Maass Medical Center; Raritan Township challenging Hunterdon Medical Center; Long Branch challenging Monmouth Medical Center; and Rahway challenging Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.—Ruth McCambridgeShare9TweetShare3Email12 Shares
Share67Tweet17ShareEmail84 SharesU.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from USA [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMarch 5, 2019; National Public Radio, “All Things Considered”Last summer, NPQ covered a study by Junia Howell of the University of Pittsburgh and James (Jim) Elliott of Rice University in Houston that, based on their analysis of data from 1999 through 2013, found that “Whites gained an average $126,000 in wealth per household following recovery efforts. Yet wealth among Blacks, Latinxs, and Asians decreased by $10,000–$29,000.” Now, a National Public Radio (NPR) analysis of 40,000 buyouts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) between 1989 and 2017 shows one mechanism that enables these results to occur.As Rebecca Hersher at NPR explains:An NPR investigation has found that across the country, white Americans and those with more wealth often receive more federal dollars after a disaster than do [people of color] and those with less wealth. Federal aid isn’t necessarily allocated to those who need it most; it’s allocated according to cost-benefit calculations meant to minimize taxpayer risk. Put another way, after a disaster, rich people get richer and poor people get poorer. And federal disaster spending appears to exacerbate that wealth inequality.Hersher illustrates the dynamics through a comparison of the Papadopoulos and Evans families. Both families had to evacuate when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. But there the similarities ended. As Hersher explains,From the beginning, a lot of things went right for the Papadopoulos family. John’s employer, Microsoft, gave him as much time off as he needed and more than $10,000 to help with rent and other bills that piled up after the flood.… The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) gave them $30,000; because the family owned a home that had been destroyed in the flood, the Internal Revenue Service sent checks for more than $100,000 in refunded taxes—a perk of having a relatively high income. The Small Business Administration gave the family a low-interest loan. About a year after the storm, Papadopoulos said, his family was financially stable.The story of Janice Perry-Evans was very different. FEMA gave her $2,500, which allowed her to buy a car to meet her transportation needs. Perry-Evans and her family rented and thus were ineligible for the $30,000 grant that the Papadopoulos family got. And her employer, the US Post Office, didn’t provide the same $10,000 grant that Microsoft gave the Papadopoulos family. Efforts to get housing assistance or a low-interest business loans were both denied. “It was like every time I tried something, it was an obstacle in the way,” she tells Hersher.Kathy Payton, who directs the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp., a nonprofit that works miles from where Perry-Evans lives, says what Perry-Evans experienced is not unusual. She also points out that wealthier families also can comply with rigid application requirements more easily. “You’ve got to make adjustments based on the vulnerabilities and the needs of the families. And that’s not what we do.”Hersher adds, “A new and growing body of research backs up Payton’s observations. Studies by sociologists, as well as climate scientists, urban planners and economists, suggest that disasters, and the federal aid that follows, disproportionately benefit wealthier Americans. The same is also true along racial lines, with white communities benefiting disproportionately.”To see how this works, notes Hersher, NPR examined 40,000 property buyouts funded by FEMA, state, and local governments, and found most were in neighborhoods that were more than 85 percent white. In contrast, the nation overall is 62-percent white. Buyouts have a similar dynamic. “The buyouts,” Hersher notes, “are voluntary, and the homeowner can use the money to move to a safer place.”As climate change drives more extreme rain, David Maurstad of FEMA says he expects the buyout program to grow more in the coming years. Fixing the disparities is imperative because, as Hersher writes, “Disasters are now more common. At mid-century, fewer than 20 percent of counties experienced a disaster a year. Today, it’s closer to 50 percent.”Hersher concludes, “The bigger picture around the country is that some Americans will be more vulnerable and some will be more resilient in the face of climate change. And who wins and who loses appears to mirror existing inequalities.”—Steve DubbShare67Tweet17ShareEmail84 Shares
Consumption of digital video in the UK increased by 20% year-on-year in the first nine months of the year according to the British Video Association.Figures show that digital video made up 15% of the total video market, and was worth a total of £206.3 million (€240.2 million) by the end of September. That compares to revenue of £1.14 billion from physical sales. Revenues from the total UK video market were down 6% year-on-year, according to the BVA.
Danish public broadcaster DR is launching two new channels and has reorganised a number of its existing channels. The broadcaster, which is funded by a licence fee, is launching a new kids channel and a youth-skewing network. It is launching Lille Ramasjang, a preschool channel targeting children aged three to six. The broadcaster’s original kids channel Ramasjang will now target kids aged seven to 12.DR is also launching DR3, which will target viewers aged 15-39 and will air a mix of drama series, comedies and reality shows and will aim to “surprise, provoke and challenge”.The launch of the pair of digital channels comes as DR announced the closure of two of its existing channels. It will close DR HD and news and current affairs network DR Update. News and current affairs programming will now have a more prominent role on DR2, while high definition content will also be available across its bouquet of channels.“The changes are part of an extensive reorganisation of DR’s television channels,” the company noted in a statement.
Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has bought TV4 and TV6 broadcaster Polskie Media and sold its RSTV broadcast transmission business to Emitel.The Polskie Media deal was agreed for PLN99 million (€23.7 million) and is due to be finalised in July, while the RSTV deal is worth PLN45.5 million.Cyfrowy Polsat said the acquisition of digital terrestrial networks TV4 and TV6 were part of its strategy to strengthen its market position by increasing Polsat viewing.Emitel is acquiring RSTV’s assets used in digital TV and radio broadcasting and telecommunications services. The firm said the deal was an important stepping stone for “delivering its strategy to develop an independent telecoms tower operator.”
Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Virgin Media two notches, citing the firm’s “weakened credit profile” following the completion of its takeover by Liberty Global.Moody’s downgraded Virgin from Ba1 to Ba3 – both are long-term ratings that are generally considered to be speculative and risky to investors.The firm said that Virgin’s weakened credit profile as well as the alignment of Virgin Media’s financial policy with the “more debt-tolerant stance” of Liberty Global, were the reasons for the downgrade.Moody’s added that Liberty Global remained under review from a ratings standpoint.
Al Jazeera America, the Qatar-owned news broadcaster’s forthcoming US channel, has hired former ABC News executive Kate O’Brian to be its president.O’Brian, the senior vice-president at ABC News, has overseen the broadcaster’s newsgathering operations since 2007. She will have full responsibility for Al Jazeera America’s strategy and editorial operations, reporting to Al Jazeera executive director for international operations Ehab Al Shihabi. Al Shihabi, who has been overseeing the creation of the American channel, was named interim CEO of the operation earlier this week.Other appointments at the channel this week include hat of David Doss as senior vice-president of news programming, Marcy McGinnis as senior vice-president, newsgathering and Shannon High-Bassalik as senior vice-president, documentaries and programmes.Doss was previously senior executive producer of Anderson Cooper 360 at CNN. McGinnis was most recently associate dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and previously worked for CBS News. High-Bassalik previously worked for CNN.Acting Al Jazeera director general Mostefa Souag said, “We are delighted that Kate O’Brian will be joining Al Jazeera America as president. Kate’s arrival speaks volumes about what we intend to do and how we intend to do it. She is a highly experienced and award-winning journalist who fully understands what Americans want to see and hear when they watch the news. Kate has the vision, tenacity and integrity to ensure that Al Jazeera America will quickly become the success we expect it to be.”“Al Jazeera America will demonstrate that quality journalism is alive and well in the United States,” said O’Brian. “Working alongside the talented journalists at ABC News has prepared me to take this step and I am deeply grateful for thirty years at that outstanding organization. As I bring everything I learned to this new role I’m looking forward to showing the Al Jazeera viewers that there is a strong demand for the type of in depth reporting for which Al Jazeera is so well known.”Al Jazeera America is scheduled to launch on August 20. The Qatari broadcaster’s expansion into the US market with a dedicated channel follows its acquisition of Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s Current TV in January, expanding Al Jazeera America’s potential distribution through Current TV’s carriage deals with US cable networks.
Set-top and gateway provider ADB has shipped its 50 millionth device.According to the company, 55 million viewers now consume 80 billion hours of TV annually using ADB technology, while 62 million internet users spend 45 billion hours online using its broadband technology.According to the company, its 50 millionth device was an ADB wideband gateway delivered to Canal Digital Kabel-tv in Norway.“We have reached an important milestone in the transition of the company from a traditional hardware focus to one where software and services are key,” said Peter Balchin, CEO at ADB.“This is the cornerstone of our connected homes, connected lives vision where multimedia content and services come from multiple sources and need to seamlessly move between multiple screens and devices, wherever the user happens to be.”
US-based over-the-top subscription TV service WhereverTV has signed up with German white label smart TV portal provider NetRange to make its service available in Europe and other international markets. The agreement calls for the distribution of WhereverTV’s linear TV channels and subscription packages across all NetRange consumer electronics partners’ devices, giving WhereverTV access to NetRange customers throughout western Europe, South America, and Asia.WhereverTV’s app is expected to become available on NetRange’s platform by the end of the second quarter.The initial WhereverTV app will support new ArabicTV, GreekTV, and GlobalTV subscription packages.NetRange consumer electronics and platform service partners include IKEA, Sharp, Loewe, Vestel and SES’s HD+.“The idea of WhereverTV was born while I was an American expat living in Shanghai” said WhereverTV’s CEO, Mark Cavicchia.“WhereverTV’s patented Global Interactive Program Guide allows consumers to easily take their subscriptions with them via portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets and quickly connect to televisions through relationships like the one we just established with NetRange.”
SeaChange has promoted the general manager of its In-Home business, Shiva Patibanda, to senior vice president and chief technology officer.Patibanda joined SeaChange in 2010 when the firm acquired VividLogic – a TV set-top box software business that Patibanda founded in 1999.In his newly created position, Patibanda will direct SeaChange’s technology strategy and contribute to its overall strategic growth initiatives. He will also continue to lead the In-Home division.The news came as SeaChange reported fourth quarter fiscal 2014 revenue of US$35.6 million (€26 million) and non-GAAP operating income of $0.9 million from continuing operations. Both were down year-on-year with Q4 2013 revenue coming in at US$44.6 million and non-GAAP operating income US$9.5 million.
Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media has launched a dedicated Eurosport app on its TiVo platform.Virgin Media TiVo subscribers will be able to access sporting news, video clips and interviews via the app.The app will be available to all Virgin Media TiVo customers via the red button or through the apps and games menu. Virgin Media currently makes the British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 avaialble as part of its M+ TV package and higher tier packages.Scott Kewley, director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media said, “We are excited to be the home of all this summer’s live sporting action. With even more great sport from Eurosport, we are delivering an unrivalled viewing experience for avid sports fans and the whole family to enjoy.”
Estonian regulator the Technical Surveillance Authority has announced a public competition for two new licences to provide free-to-air TV services.The winning bidders will receive licences valid for 10 years, double the period offered under previous licences. The deadline for submissions is February 10.Bidders must commit to deliver talk programmes in Estonian and a daily schedule of at least 15 hours, including cultural, social, sports, youth and children’s programmes. A minimum of two hours of programming funded by the state or made by students of audiovisual studies at Estonian universities in the past five years must be shown every month.
Ooyala has partnered with video ad software company TubeMogul to create a programmatic video advertising marketplace for global brands and broadcasters.The deal will pair TubeMogul with Ooyala-owned Videoplaza, a provider of video advertising and monetisation technology.Brands, agencies and trading desks using TubeMogul video advertising software will be able to access Videoplaza’s international inventory of video publishers, broadcasters and operators.“Together, TubeMogul and Videoplaza are building a secure, trusted and transparent programmatic marketplace for TubeMogul’s globally recognised customers to buy high-quality online TV inventory directly, or via private networks, from Videoplaza’s customers,” said the pair.Maria Flores, vice president, programmatic for Videoplaza said that the firms are “leading the way for programmatic to become a reality in the new IP delivered TV world.”“TubeMogul has done a phenomenal job creating innovation in this space — their product suite and customer base are a testament to that – and we’re thrilled to integrate our services to accelerate efforts to bring mighty TV budgets to all digital screens.”
Rory O’ConnorPiracy is emerging as a serious competitor to legitimate pay TV, with increasingly effective marketing of pirate services across social media and the web, according to research from conditional access provider Irdeto.Irdeto’s survey found that there are more than 2.7 million advertisements on e-commerce websites, including Amazon, eBay and Alibaba for illicit streaming devices.Advertisements can also be found on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and other prominent social media platforms.Data from digital market intelligence specialist SimilarWeb, cited by Irdeto, indicates that there are more than 16,460,000 visits per month to the top 100 pirate IPTV supplier websites. The US and UK led all countries with more than 3.7 million and one million site visits per month, respectively.According to Irdeto data, a typical pirate supplier offers an average of 174 channels, with some pirate suppliers offering more than 1,000 channels.This content comes in at an average subscription cost of US$194.40 (€181) per year or US$16.20 per month, compared with the average US cable subscription price of US$103.10 per month.Baseball is the most popular category of sports for pirate sites, reflecting the importance of the US market, followed by football.Irdeto says that pirates are increasingly creating professional websites, technology and services, which can convince some consumers that they are purchasing a legal service. In addition, the top 100 or so pirate IPTV suppliers also provide legitimate-looking devices powered by Android, Linux, Kodi and Roku, according to the company.Some 27% of these suppliers support Android, with 26% supporting Infomir Mag 250/254 boxes and 21% supporting Kodi devices.“To keep these growing pirate businesses at bay, content owners and operators need to understand the factors that go into consumer choice, including a full picture of piracy and strategies pirates use to grow into legitimate businesses,” said Rory O’Connor, Vice President of Services, Irdeto.“Content owners and operators need to make sure they are implementing a comprehensive, 360-degree anti-piracy strategy. This includes detection, monitoring, source identification/watermarking, intelligence-gathering, investigations and enforcement. With the right information and a trusted security partner, content owners and operators can prevent piracy while also adapting offerings to more closely match consumer demand.”Mark Mulready, senior director of cyber services and investigations, Irdeto, said: “Like any growing business, pirates are now diversifying their portfolio by adding new technology and more content options to their illegal offerings. Our data found that of the top ten channels offered, half were sports-related. This clearly indicates that pirates are listening to their customers and addressing consumer demand by offering more live sports content, including baseball, football/soccer, mixed sporting events, tennis and motorsports. As pirates continue to add to their portfolio, it is becoming increasingly important for content owners and operators to adopt a 360-degree anti-piracy strategy designed to continually adapt and grow with the changing market.”
Telekom Austria is to use its domestic market A1 brand across all its operations in a phased operation that will ultimately see its over 24 million customers consume services via a single brand.The operator said that the rebranding decision was based on “extensive analysis of the market environment and the branding landscape” that identified the potential and strengths of A1 as an international brand covering all convergence and ICT products – mobile, fixed, TV, data and cloud solutions as well as OTT services.“A1 is perceived by our customers as particularly responsible, reliable and forward-looking. A1 aspires to deliver a total customer experience by connecting people, places and things with solutions that enrich the experience of work, life and play in the digital age. The brand system of A1 is flexible enough for being universally applicable while at the same time enabling international consistency as well as satisfying individual and local needs,” said Alejandro Plater, CEO and COO of the Telekom Austria Group.“In the fragmented European telecommunications markets, the Telekom Austria Group aims at fostering its perception as a powerful international company by means of a unified brand. At present, even the Group’s own companies alone count more than ten different brands. This underlines the need for investing all bundled efforts in one strong unified market presence.”Telekom Austria operates in multiple markets in central and eastern Europe, offering multiplay services under brands including Vipnet in Croatia, Blizoo in Bulgaria, Amis in Slovenia, Vip Operator in Macedonia and Altant Telekom in Belarus.
Kim HagbergTele2 , the new owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, has named Kim Hagberg as EVP and chief of operations.Hagberg, who has played a key role in planning and managing the integration of Tele2 and Com Hem’s businesses, was previously director of product management at Tele2. In her new role she will report to president and CEO Anders Nilsson.“I am very excited to welcome Kim to our team. Her ability to enhance and secure seamless processes where needed, between both units and countries, will be key in Tele2’s continued development, including the realisation of post-merger synergies”, said Nilsson.Tele2 completed the acquisition of Com Hem earlier this month, with former Com Hem CEO Nilsson taking the role of president and CEO of the combined group, replacing Alison Kirkby, who stepped down.
claudycoleraineDI TOM MCCLUREMAN ARRESTED IN CO DERRY OVER ‘HIGH PURITY COCAINE’ SEIZUREPortstewart MAN ARRESTED IN CO DERRY OVER ‘HIGH PURITY COCAINE’ SEIZURE was last modified: July 28th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: “It was seized from a vehicle stopped by police on the Dundrod Road at Nutts Corner on Friday 20th November 2015.“The man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply a class A drug and is currently in custody assisting officers with our enquiries.”A 53 year old male from the Coleraine area was charged in November 2015 over the seizure.A 31 year old male from the Portstewart area was charged in June 2016 in relation to this incident. DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have arrested a man over a cocaine dealing racket.The 36-year-old was detained in the Claudy area on Wednesday night following the search of a house in the area.Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “The man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the seizure of a quantity of high purity cocaine. ShareTweet
The 32-year-old said the show reflected her childhood.“Everything is so similar,” said Nadine.“It shows a Catholic grammar school with nuns as teachers, and how the army would walk on the school bus to make sure there’s nothing on there.“It’s funny how I’m so used to it, and now watching it I realise how out there it was.” “I was seeing the adverts and thinking ‘how are they going to do this?’“I’ve always had so much abuse about my accent.”Series two of the hit show is expected to begin filming later this year.Nadine Coyle in talks with Channel 4 to star in Derry Girls was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: The comedy, written by Lisa McGee, is set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.“Since the first series we’ve got in contact.“We even went to the same school. So we have to do something.”Derry Girls is Channel 4’s most successful new comedy in 14 years, with an average of 2.5million people watching each episode across the UK. Nadine said she was amazed when she heard a TV show had been made about Derry. ShareTweet #CHANNEL 4GIRLS ALOUDLISA MCGEENadine Coyle in talks with Channel 4 to star in Derry GirlsTHORNHILL COLLEGE NADINE Coyle says she’s likely to be in series two of Derry Girls.The former Girls Aloud singer says she’s in talks with the writer of the Channel 4 show, which is set in her home city.“We’re trying to work it out that I’ll be in the next series,” said the Irish singer who was educated at Thornhill College on Derry’s Culmore Road.