Climate change protesters target Bank of England MPC meeting

first_imgThursday 2 May 2019 11:10 am More From Our Partners Man on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Share Climate change protesters target Bank of England MPC meeting Climate activists protested outside the Bank of England this morning calling for the institution to go green, ahead of the release of its inflation report this afternoon.Demonstrators from Positive Money and Fossil Free London urged the central bank to make its quantitative easing programme environmentally friendly by stopping asset purchases in high-carbon sectors and favouring bonds that fund green projects. Jessica Clark center_img Read more: Extinction Rebellion hates capitalism, but they wouldn’t exist without itThe groups also demanded that the bank guides firms to stop investing in fossil fuels, arguing that it is “complicit in the climate crisis”.The protest comes after weeks of disruption in London caused by eco-activist group Extinction Rebellion, which called on financial institutions to “tell the truth” about its role in the “climate and ecological emergency”.More than 300 Extinction Rebellion protesters blockaded the London Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs and Bank Interchange and other areas in the City last week, in a day of action that brought two weeks of protests to an end.Positive Money executive director Fran Boait said: “As regulator of financial system, the central bank has the power to stamp out risky fossil fuel lending, using the same macroprudential tools it has used to clamp down on irresponsible mortgage lending since the financial crisis. whatsapp “In choosing not to use these powers at its disposal, it is complicit in the climate crisis.”Last month Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that businesses must tackle climate change or “fail to exist”.Read more: Extinction Rebellion founder wants to upend the UK’s financial sectorWriting in the Guardian, Carney said firms must integrate the monitoring of climate-related financial risks into day-to-day supervisory work, and sustainability should be central to portfolio management.“The stakes are undoubtedly high, but the commitment of all actors in the financial system to act on these recommendations will help avoid a climate-driven “Minsky moment” – the term we use to refer to a sudden collapse in asset prices,” he said. whatsapp Tags: Bank of England Climate change Mark Carney People Quantitative easinglast_img read more

Service sector sentiment and profitability drops as Brexit uncertainty drags on

first_img Share Read more: German manufacturing output falls but services push economy to growthOptimism in the consumer sector fell seven per cent and business services optimism dropped eight per cent in the quarter to May, but at a slower pace than the 34 per cent seen in the previous quarter, according to the CBI.Business volumes in professional services fell at the sharpest pace since August 2012, and consumer business volumes were down for the third consecutive quarter.CBI deputy chief economist Anna Leach said; “Brexit paralysis continues to take a toll on the UK’s service firms. Profits, optimism and investment spending are falling sharply amidst a torrid operating environment.“Politicians have wasted six critical weeks, allowing uncertainty to tighten its stranglehold on the British economy. Tags: Trading Archive Jessica Clark More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Firms across the UK’s service sector have struggled with falling profits, business volumes and sentiment in the last three months as Brexit uncertainty continues to take its toll.Business and professional service companies saw profits drop 24 per cent, at the fastest pace since November 2011, while consumer service firms said profitability fell 25 per cent. “Business and the country need Westminster to rule out No Deal, and deliver an urgent resolution to the Brexit mess.”Analysts said that technology, health and some professional services firms were continuing to do well but added that “these bright spots are being outweighed by the fall in sentiment among other businesses and consumer services firms”.Read more: Financial services should be higher on Brexit agenda, says ex-EU chiefChris Snood-Nicholls, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking managing director, said: “The big question is to what extent the continued fall in sentiment is due to long-term factors, such as slow growth across the globe, or the result of a stall in investment due to a lack of clarity closer to home.“We will only know for certain when, as we anticipate, the horizon clears and businesses begin spending again.” center_img Wednesday 29 May 2019 9:16 am whatsapp whatsapp Service sector sentiment and profitability drops as Brexit uncertainty drags on last_img read more

Johnson to crack down on crime and demand immigrants speak English

first_imgHe added that he was contemplating “amnesty” for the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have been here for more than 15 years. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health They have already been reintroduced on a trial basis in seven areas of high knife crime. Johnson has also promised an extra £25m a year in subsidies for farmers in Scotland in order to address how “poorly treated” they have been, giving the same per-hectare farming payment as the UK average post-Brexit. Michael Searles Johnson is expected to further outline his crime policies today. Meanwhile, the current foreign secretary Hunt has called on Tory members to choose a “serious leadership”, saying he wants to win over the public – and young voters in particular – with “competence, delivery and serious leadership” rather than “populism”. The former foreign secretary also said immigrants must learn English because “there are too many parts of the country where it is not the first language”, when speaking at a hustings in Darlington on Friday.. He also said that immigrants coming to the UK must learn English as he made a series of campaign pledges ahead of a busy Saturday for rival Jeremy Hunt and himself. Saturday 6 July 2019 11:38 am Boris Johnson to crack down on crime and demand immigrants speak English in latest campaign pledges Read more: Tory members issued two ballots by mistake ahead of leadership vote The pair will both appear at the Young Conservatives conference in Nottingham and at two more hustings. “But lasting popularity for our party doesn’t come from populism but from respect. Respect earned through competence, delivery and serious leadership. Speaking about his views on the justice system, Johnson told the Daily Mail: “I’m afraid there are too many people, because of the way the sentencing law works, who have committed serious violence or sexual offences who are being let out, as the law prescribes, after they’ve served only half the sentence that is pronounced in open court. Conservative MP and leadership contender Boris Johnson takes part in a Conservative Party Hustings event in Perth, Scotland, on July 5, 2019. – Britain’s leadership contest is taking the two contenders on a month-long nationwide tour where they will each attempt to reach out to grassroots Conservatives in their bid to become prime minister. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images) Share More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: Boris Johnson whatsapp He also criticised current Prime Minister Theresa May for introducing curbs on police’s stop-and-search powers during her time as home secretary in 2014, saying he wanted to “change that balance back”. “Without that respect we will put our country in the hands of a hard-left populist who has opposed British values his entire life. Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson has suggested that he will introduce tougher sentencing for violent or sexual offenders should he become Prime Minister. “We are in a time of real and present danger to our country.” whatsapp Read more: Johnson denies being shut out of secret meetings as foreign secretary He is today expected to say: “The country always calls on Conservatives when we face difficult challenges. “This is happening. And I’m talking about serious sexual or violent offenders. And I think the public is noticing this, quite properly. They don’t think it’s right, and I don’t think it’s right.”last_img read more

Have government efforts so far to reform the audit market failed?

first_img whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Wednesday 30 October 2019 4:15 am DEBATE: As the Big Four firms continue to dominate audit, have government efforts so far to reform the market failed? Reform is underway, but is by its very nature complex, and therefore will take time to get right. It now seems likely that there’s going to be a General Election soon: our plea to any government is to finish audit reform, by implementing the reviews and restoring public trust in the sector. It’s little surprise to see that all FTSE 100 companies are audited by one of the Big Four. We agree that the audit market needs to change, and that’s why we’ve been engaging in the reviews of the sector which have taken place since the collapse of Carillion. As the Big Four firms continue to dominate audit, have government efforts so far to reform the market failed? 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City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Michael Izza, chief executive of ICAEW, says NO.center_img A diverse market is vital for audit quality and for the overall functioning of the economy – as our research shows that fewer than one in five members of the public trust the UK’s audit system. It’s clear that relying upon voluntary concessions from the largest firms to increase participation, choice and resilience in the market will not produce results. The good news is that, following a thorough and independent review, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has tabled a highly credible range of measures designed to address these very problems. It now remains only for the government to legislate the recommended regulation. David Herbinet, global head of audit at Mazars, says YES. Opinion The Financial Reporting Council’s latest figures show that, despite all efforts, the audit market is actually narrowing. Main image credit: Getty Taking action to restore public concerns around audit is a vital part of maintaining confidence in business. Progress is being made, but there are no easy solutions to the problems which have been identified, as demonstrated by the need to further consult on the Competition and Markets Authority’s proposals. The CMA’s package, including mandatory joint audits in the FTSE 350, will create a genuinely competitive audit market that addresses the needs of society. This represents the clearest opportunity in decades for real change, and it’s now time to maintain momentum. David HerbinetDavid Herbinet is global head of audit at Mazars. and Michael Izza LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offices stand in More London Riverside on October 2, 2018 in London, England. The government has called for a review of the British auditing industry after a series of scandals including the collapses of Carillion and BHS revealed serious failures in the auditing process. The ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, which are Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG audit the large majority of the UK’s largest listed companies. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) last_img read more

Panamax cruise ship dock almost ready for the season

first_imgCommunity | Juneau | Southeast | TourismPanamax cruise ship dock almost ready for the seasonApril 29, 2016 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:An artist rendering of the art installation. (Image courtesy Juneau Docks and Harbors)The first cruise ship of the season arrives in Juneau on Saturday. And next week, large ships will be able to use a new, floating dock. They’re called Panamax ships because they’re the biggest thing that can fit through the Panama Canal.The nearly $54 million project is paid for by marine passenger fees. In the past, some Panamax ships have had to anchor offshore and tender passengers over in small boats. Carl Uchytil , the port director for Juneau Docks and Harbors, said this deters tourists from leaving the ship.“And so we really want that ability for the vessels to tie up at our float, walk ashore, go on excursions, go to shops and frequent the restaurants,” Uchytil said.Now more passengers will be able to walk down a ramp to the wharf. Uchytil said he’s seen an uptick in Panamax ships with the popularity of Alaska’s cruise industry.Phase 2 of the project is slated to be completed next May.“Then in Southeast Alaska you’ll have the three major cruise ship ports: Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, all capable of accommodating four Panamax-sized cruise ships,” Uchytil said.The status quo has been three in Juneau. A $500,000 light-up art installation is also in the plans. It features several abstract columns along the waterfront. It was designed by a Los Angeles artist, inspired by whale flukes and the span of eagle wings.Uchytil expects the art to go in sometime in the late summer of 2017.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Shortage of haulage the number-one hurdle as UK importers struggle

first_img UK importers are facing “numerous challenges” these days. They include port delays, vessels diversions, a shortage of haulage availability and limited slots at ports to collect containers.Forwarders have reported significant issues with the UK’s inland container transport, which were exacerbated by last week’s bank holiday.The lack of haulage capacity is one of the biggest problems: a number of EU drivers are not working, either because of holidays or quarantine requirements, and the overall pool of drivers has been reduced by many others who were furloughed in lockdown and then got other jobs in retail and e-commerce distribution that pay better.Some haulage companies lowered tariffs for key customers during lockdown, but did not expect the current spike in volumes; some returned trailers only to find them difficult to procure now; and social distancing means a two-hour unload now takes double the time, creating knock-on delays.“To offer an idea of the challenge, one shipping line advised us today that a haulage booking could only be accommodated for delivery nearly two weeks later,” explained Tony Cole, head of supply chain for Davies Turner.“Considering the issues being faced, Davies Turner is using every resource possible to minimise the impact to its customers , including using independent hauliers to offer timely deliveries, but there appears to be a transport shortage across the industry.“We understand many haulage companies have reduced the number of their drivers since the outbreak of Covid-19 and are reluctant to increase capacity in light of the number of blanked sailings and the uncertainty of future volume levels.”And one forwarder cited vessel diversions and congested ports, reporting: “There are high volumes on each vessel now and vessels have been diverted,” said one forwarder, and adding that Felixstowe had experienced high volumes amid fewer rail services, and Southampton had faced “heavy delays”, although that was improving.Another forwarder said there were “no signs of the situation easing”, and that hauliers had no visibility of what is on the water, so could not plan for volume surges.Mr Cole said: “There is no doubt many importers are dissatisfied with the various challenges being encountered, and this can be particularly concerning for time-sensitive goods being planned for shipment by ocean. This is why we continue to offer clients our Express China rail solution, which can often transit time savings versus ocean.” By Alex Lennane 10/09/2020 © Kosal Hor last_img read more

News / China looks ready to step in again and put a cap on ocean freight rates

first_img By Alex Lennane 20/01/2021 © Fintastique China’s Ministry for Commerce is again looking to step in to stabilise the container shipping market.“Our ministry is in talks with the ministry of transport and other related departments to adopt measures to increase shipping capacity and stabilise freight rates,” said Li Xingqian, head of foreign trade, according to Lloyd’s List.Media speculation indicates that shipping lines could be called to a series of meetings to discuss the container shortage and high rates.One forwarder told The Loadstar: “Lines will be unhappy if the Chinese authorities start enforcing antitrust measures. Rates will fall – well, FAK and the spot market, which explains why they are auctioning off capacity.”Some lines have lowered rates “a bit”, according to one Asian forwarder this week, “but it is not much”, adding: “I see it more as a gesture to reflect the recent noise from the market complaining about a captive/monopoly market by carriers.”Another forwarder pointed out that “the current FAK market could halve and still be ridiculously high”.He added that some customers had decided to abandon Asian exports, owing to shipping costs that can now easily outweigh the value of the items.Chinese authorities last acted in September with a proposal to refuse to allow carriers to increase the spot rate from China to the US, and to ensure that any suspended sailings would be reinstated.Sea Intelligence’s Lars Jensen said at the time: “This would have an unprecedented impact on the market and, more worryingly, potentially derail the carriers’ ability to manage capacity in the face of extreme demand volatility.”The US, via its FMC, has also pledged to watch the market more closely.last_img read more

Medicare struggles to even set the agenda as it weighs how to pay for CAR-T therapies

first_imgPolitics Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Test tubes in a lab at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Medicare struggles to even set the agenda as it weighs how to pay for CAR-T therapies Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What’s included? What is it? By Ike Swetlitz Aug. 23, 2018 Reprints WASHINGTON — Medicare can’t seem to figure out how to pay for pricey CAR-T cancer therapies.The latest glaring example of the struggle? A daylong advisory meeting Wednesday in Baltimore, ostensibly convened to discuss how patient-reported data should fit into the way Medicare pays for the therapies, devolved into a confusing debate about what the meeting was supposed to be about in the first place. Tags cancerpolicySTAT+White House GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Tension in the Verily-Dexcom tango; not so fast on the Pfizer-GSK spinoff

first_img What is it? General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. Alex Hogan/STAT Tags drug pricingpharmalittleSTAT+ GET STARTED About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img What’s included? By Elizabeth Cooney Jan. 16, 2020 Reprints Elizabeth Cooney Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalittle: Tension in the Verily-Dexcom tango; not so fast on the Pfizer-GSK spinoff @cooney_liz [email protected] Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here, about to relinquish the guest-host chair when Ed Silverman wraps up his tour of JPM in San Francisco. Lots of news there, lots of news everywhere. Here we go:Verily, one of the most-talked-about debutants at this year’s J.P. Morgan ball, stumbled into apparent tension in its partnership with Dexcom (DXCM), STAT scoops. San Diego-based Dexcom launched in 2015 with the goal of creating a low-cost, disposable continuous glucose monitor for people with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease that is tied to obesity and low activity levels. Verily, the Alphabet (GOOG) life sciences spinout, has embarked on a partnership with the diabetes device company to make a first-of-its-kind glucose monitor. But Verily CEO Andy Conrad said and showed more in a standing-room-only presentation than Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer would have liked.last_img read more

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Home We Are Laois The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven… We Are Laois 1 – Sadness following the passing of a former Laois school teacherThere was deep sadness following the passing of a former Laois school teacher, Josie Fennelly (née Delaney), from Willsgrove House, Athy, Kildare, originally from Graigue in Mountmellick.2 – Man arrested after Garda chase from Stradbally to EmoA man was arrested after a Garda chase on Sunday night at Morette near Emo, having failed to stop at a checkpoint in Stradbally.3 – REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers for 2020After a one year hiatus – our selection of the best Instagram accounts in Laois is back.4 – WATCH: Laois community line the streets to welcome popular member home after winning 7-week Coronavirus battleStradbally native Anne Kavanagh spent almost two months in hospital battling the virus but she prevailed.5 – Man dies following accident at Kildare Chilling factoryThe incident occurred, Thursday, May 14, in Kildare Chilling Factory in what is being described as an “industrial accident”.6 – REVEALED: Electric Picnic confirm dates of 2021 festivalThe 2021 Electric Picnic will take place between September 3 and 5.7 – WATCH: Young Laois boy takes on the ‘Patience Challenge’ and smashes it2-year-old Jake Cleere from Errill was challenged by his mother Donna Cuddihy – and he passed with flying colours.8 – In Pictures: Laois man in lockdown in America enjoying a pint in his own basement pubThe Stradbally native, who moved to the States 14 years ago, is not missing the feeling of being able to pull out a bar stool and sink a creamy pint  because Jim Phelan has his very own pub in the basement of his house.9 – WATCH: Laois man opens up about 22-year battle with depression in bid to help othersA Laois man has bravely opened up about his 22-year battle with depression following the tragic death of his friend.10 – Laois man scoops big job with British and Irish Lions ahead of 2021 TourShane Whelan has been named as Director of Digital, Marketing & Communications, a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix and Heywood, Shane studied Broadcasting in Dun Laoighaire and had jobs in East Coast Radio, Setanta Sports and with the Press Association.SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Heineken Cup Final Party Day in Togher in 2009 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook By Megan Shiel – 23rd May 2020 Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLaois actor confirms hit Netflix show to return for second seriesNext articleFlu vaccine to be made free for all ‘at risk’ and children under 12 Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final News WhatsApp The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days TAGSThe Week that Was Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role last_img read more