St James’s Place inflows shrink but funds under management increase

first_img whatsapp Read more: St James’s Place boosts inflows in 2018 despite market challengesThe company broke the £100m barrier in January this year, when it reported £102bn in assets under management in its full-year results.At the time, analysts said the firm’s ability to weather Brexit uncertainty to maintain strong fund flows was one of its “unique selling points”. whatsapp Wealth manager St James’s Place saw inflows shrink but funds under management increase in the first three months of 2019.Net inflows in the first quarter were £2.18bn, down from £2.6bn in the same period last year, the firm announced this morning. St James’s Place inflows shrink but funds under management increase by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Jessica Clark Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Share Tags: Trading Archive Read more: St James’s Place funds under management hit £102bnHowever, funds under management increased from £89.91bn in March 2018 to £103.52bn in the first quarter.St James’s Place chief executive Andrew Croft said the performance demonstrated the “resilience” of the business.“Whilst uncertainty will inevitably impact investor sentiment from time to time, it does not change the long-term needs of individuals,” he said.“There remains both a growing market for trusted face-to-face advice in the UK and an advice gap that represents a major opportunity for us.” Tuesday 30 April 2019 10:43 amlast_img read more

Germany to shake up accounting industry following Wirecard collapse

first_imgSunday 28 June 2020 3:15 pm The UK’s independent accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, last year found that more than a quarter of UK audits fell short of quality thresholds. whatsapp “The solution requires the model to change, and become more technology-based,” he added. “Part of the problem is that the audit firms are still relying on people to do the audits. Until we see that we’ll still see fraud and accounting failures causing all sorts of challenges.” Germany to shake up accounting industry following Wirecard collapse Germany is set to overhaul its accounting industry as part of measures to soften the fallout from the collapse of payments fintech Wirecard last week. German regulators have faced criticism that they did not sufficiently supervise the German fintech, after auditor EY failed to request account information from a Singapore bank relating to the missing €1.9bn for more than three years. Wirecard, which premiered on Germany’s main Dax index with a €24bn (£21.8bn) valuation just two years ago, filed for insolvency last week after auditors found a €1.9bn black hole in its accounts.  The German government today said it will terminate its contract with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel – the country’s accounting watchdog — as early as tomorrow, the Financial Times reported, as the country seeks to cushion the damage of the Wirecard debacle. (Getty Images) Also Read: Germany to shake up accounting industry following Wirecard collapse More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com (Getty Images) Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Wirecard case was “alarming”, while finance minister Olaf Scholz described it as “a scandal which is most unprecedented in the world of finance”. Senior figures have long called for reform within the accounting industry, after a series of high-profile accounting blunders involving companies such as Enron, Tesco and Carillion. Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Show Comments ▼ Big Four accounting firm KPMG was hired to conduct a special audit into Wirecard’s finances last year, resulting in an inconclusive report. In April, KPMG failed to verify that large chunks of Wirecard’s business, in addition to €1bn in company cash, actually existed.  The collapse of Wirecard last week marked a significant fall from grace for a company once regarded as a European fintech darling. Shares hit an all-time high of €191 in the summer of 2018, but fell to as little as €1.28 on Friday. (Getty Images) Also Read: Germany to shake up accounting industry following Wirecard collapse Share Poppy Wood Jorg Kukies, Germany’s deputy finance minister, told the FT that the Wirecard affair showed “self-regulation by the auditors doesn’t work properly”. Simon Bittlestone, chief executive of financial analytics technology firm Metapraxis, told City A.M: “Wirecard’s plunge poses a really broad question around how in 2020 we can still have accounting failures that orientate around cash at the bank not being present. It is just madness.” whatsapplast_img read more

Boris Johnson hints at delay to lifting England lockdown on 21 June

first_imgHis comments are a stark reversal of his comments just a week ago that there is “nothing in the data” to suggest extending lockdown. The stadium will have 22,500 fans for the group games, with this figure planned to rise to 45,000 for the semi-finals and final. Stefan Boscia Speaking to ITV today, the Prime Minsiter said: “We’re setting out the position on Monday, but what I can certainly tell you is that to deliver an irreversible roadmap you’ve got to be cautious.” Boris Johnson’s comments are a stark reversal of comments just a week ago that there is “nothing in the data” to suggest extending lockdown. (Getty Images) “They can predict how many in different age groups will get vaccinated and the modelling shows that after four weeks it has a major impact on positive cases,” said one official. It comes after The Sun revealed yesterday that Whitehall were preparing plans to delay the lifting of lockdown for up to four weeks, with multiple sources saying there was almost zero chance of 21 June going ahead as planned. The delay to shedding Covid restrictions will mean that plans to increase crowd sizes at Wembley for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 may be at risk. The new data also showed that 90 per cent of Covid cases are of the Delta variant, which PHE data suggests is 64 per cent more transmissible than the Kent variant. whatsapp “We’re still looking at the data, we’re seeing unquestionably not just cases but also hospitalisations going up. There will be arguments about the extent to which they’re going up, the extent to which that is feeding into fatalities. But in order to deliver an irreversible roadmap, you’ve got to be cautious.” Also Read: Boris Johnson set to delay 21 June end of lockdown for up to one month whatsapp Saturday 12 June 2021 3:54 pm Boris Johnson hints at delay to lifting England lockdown on 21 June Johnson said today that “we’re seeing unquestionably not just cases but also hospitalisations going up” and that “you’ve got to be cautious”, after reports yesterday that the unlocking date could be delayed to 19 July. Also Read: Exclusive: Government says return to the office is up to ‘personal discretion’ when restrictions ease The Financial Times reports government advisers are pushing for a four-week lockdown as this would substantially increase the number of people who have had two vaccines. Boris Johnson has given his strongest hint yet that there will be a delay to the planned lifting of England restrictions on 21 June. The seven-day rate of total cases has risen by 60 per cent in the past week, while hospitalisations have risen by 14 per cent. The rule of six for indoor hospitality will also remain in place beyond 21 June, meaning plans to bring back large-scale indoor events will be scrapped. Share Public Health England data revealed yesterday that there had been 42,000 UK cases of the more transmissible Delta Indian variant so far – a 240 per cent increase since a week ago. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

All Hail Olivia Colman

first_imgCelebrityFilmTVAll Hail Olivia ColmanThe Golden Globe winner continues her hot streakBy Merle Ginsberg – January 6, 20201744ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThere might be only one actress in the world who’s had a better year than Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and that’s her Fleabag co-star and TV stepmother, Olivia Colman.Last January, the British actress–little known in the U.S. before then–won her first Golden Globe, for playing Queen Anne in the film The Favourite. A month later, she took home the best actress Oscar for the film–beating the predicted winner, Glenn Close. Soon after, Coleman won the role of Queen Elizabeth the II for seasons three and four of Netflix’s The Crown.Now, just a year later, Olivia Colman’s gotten won her second Golden Globe, this time for best actress in a television drama. Her acceptance speech gave away her own complete shock at her hot streak: “I said I had money on someone else winning,” Colman said in her red, puffy-sleeved gown. “I don’t just feel like I’m living someone else’s life, now I feel like I won someone else’s award.”Next up is her new film The Father, alongside Anthony Hopkins, and another season of The Crown. Once that wraps, she’ll begin a new HBO mini series called Landscapers from director Alexander Payne. We hope she finds spare time to write some awards acceptance speeches–it sounds like she might need them. RELATED: Golden Globes Winners: The Complete ListStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today.  TAGSGolden GlobesHollywoodOlivia ColmanPrevious articleL.A.’s Controversial DA Jackie Lacey Takes on Her Critics: ‘I Think Prosecutor Is an Honorable Job’Next articleThe Poster for Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Goop Lab’ Is All About the YoniBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWhy the Golden Globes Blew UpThe 2022 Golden Globes Have Been Booted by NBCThis Year’s Golden Globes Were a Ratings Disasterlast_img read more

Mother finds stranger touching himself several nights in a row outside her Florida home

first_imgTwo men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Casavant’s home address is only two blocks from where Drayton lives. The other victim lived only five blocks away. RELATEDTOPICS Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez found guilty on multiple sexual abuse charges May 21, 2021 AdvertisementTags: crimehollywood florida HOLLYWOOD, Fla. [NBC6] – A mother said she saw a a stranger lurking around her home for an entire weekend on her security camera. Janel Drayton said at one point, he grabbed a paver from the side of the house and stood on it to get a better view — and he was touching himself.“I just couldn’t believe that somebody was doing this, looking in my window,” said Drayton, a mother of three. “He had his pants down halfway, you could see his butt. It was very clear what he was doing.”Sunday night was the closest call. Drayton and her 7-year-old daughter came home after dark, only for the suspect to be at their doorstep a few minutes later. He even reached for the front door, but then turned away. Advertisement“Of course I’m worried, I’m scared for myself and my daughter’s safety because he’s been around for several days,” Drayton said.Police identified the suspect as Francisco Casavant, 24. He is being held without bond because he has been accused of sex crimes before. Casavant broke into a woman’s home in January of 2020 and choked her while trying to rape her, court records allege. The woman was able to escape physically unharmed. She said she happened to check her security camera by chance when her 18-year-old son noticed one of the pavers missing on Friday. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments South Florida man charged with murder of toddler’s missing mother May 14, 2021 Port Charlotte man arrested for sexual activity with a minor June 4, 2021last_img read more

Midlands Centre holding coffee morning for World Down Syndrome Day

first_img Twitter Rugby Pinterest Midlands Centre holding coffee morning for World Down Syndrome Day Home News Midlands Centre holding coffee morning for World Down Syndrome Day News Twitter Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining TAGSMidlands Down Syndrome Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, March 19, 2018Next articleBarley to be delivered to Stradbally once again as Boortmalt re-open grain intake facility Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council Midlands Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Centre Midlands are holding a coffee and cake morning to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday March 21.Their annual celebration takes place on this day because people with Down Syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome – hence the date 3/21.So after 10am mass on Wednesday, the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands will host their event to raise funds.Patricia Mulhall, who is a director of the centre, is hoping a big crowd get behind their initiative.She said: “This is our second coffee and cake morning since we were established.“Anything raised here will go towards the running of our centre which is growing and thriving all the time.”The Down Syndrome Centre Midlands is located in Bellingham on the Mountrath road in Portlaoise.Patricia says the centre is open to all people who have Down Syndrome and their families. She also gave some insight into some of the events that take place there.She said: “We run therapy sessions, social groups, talks, seminars and swimming lessons.“We are also running an activity called Lego communication.“These involves putting the people into groups and using Lego to improve their communicative skills.“They think they are playing games while in actual fact they are learning skills like communication, sharing, group work and how to follow shapes, sizes and colours.”SEE ALSO – In Pictures: More great photos taken in Kavanagh’s pub at the weekend By Alan Hartnett – 19th March 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Previous articleAll the most recent golf results from around the clubsNext articleWhere Things Stand: A look at the Ladies club championship in Laois Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Facebook Community Rugby Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDeaths By Sarah Cullen – 11th July 2018 WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Twitter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Liam White                                                                                    Ballymullen and Castlefleming, Errill, LaoisWhite, Ballymullen and Castlefleming, Errill, Co. Laois. July 7th 2018 unexpectedly. Liam, predeceased by his parents, Tony and Statia and his brother Tommy. Deeply regretted by his brothers Sean, Donal, Michael, Jimmy and Paddy and his sisters Kitty, Statia and Maggie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, his uncle Jackie and Anne, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Rest In PeaceReposing at the family home in Castlefleming on Wednesday evening from 4pm with funeral prayers at 7pm followed by removal at 7:30 to The Church Of Our Lady, Queen Of The Universe, Errill. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 2pm followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.Anne Molloy (née Terrett)                                                               Eneghan, Walsh Island, Offaly / Portarlington, LaoisFormerly Tierhogar, Portarlington. Unexpectedly at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Loving wife of the late Patrick. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Martin, P.J. and John, brothers, Michael, Seamus, Joe and Pat, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Tuesday from 4pm with Removal at 6:15pm arriving Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Jim McCann                                                                                    Clonabeg, Clonaslee, LaoisJim McCann, Clonabeg, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, died on the 7th of July 2018 suddenly at his residence. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, he will be sadly missed by his sorrowing sons Noel and Sean, daughters-in-law Dolores and Bernie, grandchildren Jennifer, Ronan, Jim, Joan, Catriona, and Áine, great-grandchildren, Cadhla, Saoirse, Grace and Freya, nieces, nephews relatives, neighbours and friends.May He Rest in Peace.His remains will repose at the residence of his son Noel and Dolores (Cush, Clonaslee) on Monday from 4pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing from 2pm on Tuesday with removal at 7:30pm arriving to St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.James (Jim) DohertyDoherty`s Cross, Knockeil, Rathdowney, LaoisDoherty, Doherty’s Cross, Knockeil, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 6th 2018. Peacefully at his home in the presence of his family. James (Jim), sadly mourned by his loving wife Nancy and his family Karen, Mary-Lou, Nicola, James, Liam and Annemarie, daughters in law, sons in law, his 14 grandchildren, his sister Breda (Smith), his brother Pat, brother in law Peter, sister in law Margaret, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. Reposing at his home (Knockeil) on Monday evening from 7pm with rosary at 9pm and also on Tuesday evening with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, followed by burial in Rathdowney local cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations in lieu of flowers and Mass cards can be made to The Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise, celebrating Jim’s life in sun and in colour.Martin LawlorPond Lane, Mountmellick, LaoisMartin Lawlor, Pond Lane, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, (formerly Laois Poultry) died 6th July 2018 at The Beacon Clinic, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Predeceased by his sister Dolores. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughters Sandra and Aoife, sons-in-law Denis and Rory, granddaughter Aoibhinn, sisters Margaret and Breda, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and many friends. Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Sunday evening from 5.30pm. Recital of the rosary at 7.30pm. Family time on Monday morning. Funeral arriving to St. Jospeh’s Church, Mountmellick for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Family flowers only please.Fr Frank MacMorrow CM                                            Phibsborough, Dublin / Mountrath, LaoisFr. Frank MacMorrow CM (Vincentian) (Dublin and Mountrath) (St. Peter’s Phibsborough, Dublin 7) July 6, 2018 in the gentle care of the staff of St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown ; sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sister Bernie Dorr, relatives, friends and his Vincentian Confreres.Funeral Mass at 10.30o’c on Tuesday morning (July 10th) in St. Peter’s Phibsborough with burial afterwards in Community Cemetery, St. Vincent’s College Castleknock Dublin 15.Marie (Bella) Fennell (née Braddish)22 Avondale Drive, Hanover, Carlow Town, Carlow / Durrow, LaoisMarie (Bella) Fennell, nee Braddish of 22 Avondale Drive, Hanover, Carlow and formerly of Durrow, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on July 6th, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Mick Fennell and much loved mother of Martin, Pat and the late baby Kathleen. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons, grandson Shane, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Graiguecullen, from 3pm on Sunday with prayers at 8pm. Removal on Monday at 9.45am to St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, CarlowSEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Deaths Pinterest Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 11, 2018last_img

Anti-South Broadcaster Was Kidnap Victim

first_img SHARE AvatarChris Green News South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has finally agreed to reclassify another soldier whom they originally believed to have deserted and defected to North Korea during the Vietnam War as a prisoner of war, after finally concluding that he was kidnapped as part of a North Korean program to spirit South Korean fighters away to the North during the conflict.According to Yonhap, the soldier, Sergeant Park Seong Ryeol, was kidnapped in 1965. He could later be heard making anti-South Korean speeches on North Korean radio. An anonymous government official apparently told Yonhap, “Looking into the circumstances at the time of the possible abduction, we could not find any motive under which he could have defected. Should Park return, he will be treated accordingly. If his remains return, they will be buried at a national cemetery.”In July, The Daily NK reported that another member of the South Korean armed forces fighting in Vietnam, Sergeant Ahn Hak Soo, had remained classified as a deserter and defector for 33 years, even though the South Korean authorities learned that he had been executed after trying to escape the North as far back as 1976. By Chris Green – 2009.09.30 6:25pm Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News center_img Anti-South Broadcaster Was Kidnap Victim There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newslast_img read more

Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007 to be Announced in Jamaica

first_imgRelatedCommonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007 to be Announced in Jamaica RelatedCommonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007 to be Announced in Jamaica Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The winner of the 21st Commonwealth Writers’ Prize will be announced in Jamaica on May 27, 2007 at the Calabash International Literary Festival.The festival will be held in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27.An annual award of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has become an increasingly valued and sought-after award for fiction. It rewards the best Commonwealth fiction written in English, by both established and new writers, and takes their works to a global audience.The overall winners are selected from more than 300 entries, and the author of the overall Best Book is awarded a prize of center_img RelatedCommonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007 to be Announced in Jamaica Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007 to be Announced in Jamaica UncategorizedJanuary 30, 2007last_img read more

Mayor calls on REX to rethink flights to Lismore

first_imgMayor calls on REX to rethink flights to Lismore Lismore City Council has asked Regional Express to re-consider its decision to cease flights between Lismore and Sydney and request our Federal and State Members of Parliament assist us in lobbying REX to re-instate the flights.The regional airline announced this morning that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is continued at the end of March.Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins said Lismore and REX have had a strong and mutually beneficial relationship over the last 20 years that the airline has serviced our community.“As a measure of goodwill, Lismore City Council waived airport fees during COVID to support the airline through this challenging time for the entire aviation industry,” she said.“The reinstatement of flights is particularly important now as REX’s new routes linking capital cities provides an opportunity for the Lismore community to link their flight to Sydney with connecting flights to other cities.“This will benefit both REX and our community.“Although passenger numbers traveling to and from Lismore have decreased over time due to the expansion of Ballina Airport, numbers in recent years have stabilised and the new route through Grafton has good patronage.“Most Lismore passengers come from the Lismore region and areas to the west of Lismore, and prefer to fly out of Lismore rather than Ballina.“Direct flights to and from Sydney are very important to the Lismore economy. Lismore hosts Southern Cross University, Lismore Base Hospital, regional law courts, regional sports facilities, large events, the tourist hotspot of Nimbin and a significant number of businesses that rely on the airport to stay connected.“The REX passenger flight services also provide jobs for local people such as check-in and baggage handling, cleaning, airport inspectors and refueler as well related service jobs.“The REX flights are also important to get goods in and out or Lismore with a significant volume of freight being transported in the body of the aircraft.“We hope that this situation can be resolved soon.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aviation, Ballina, community, Federal, Government, Grafton, hospital, Lismore, Lismore City Council, local council, Nimbin, parliament, southern, Southern Cross, Southern Cross University, Sydney, universitylast_img read more