Carillion boss Philip Green has previously been found guilty of a breach of trust over pensions

whatsapp Carillion boss Philip Green has previously been found guilty of a breach of trust over pensions Coloroll chairman John Ashcroft was found to have abused his control of a company pension fund to inflate his pension benefits at the expense of fellow directors, according to reports at the time.Michael Platt, the Pensions Ombudsman, found that Ashcroft and his fellow trustees – Philip Green and Eric Kilby, respectively Coloroll’s managing and financial directors – were guilty of a breach of trust and of maladministration of the pensions scheme.The news has surfaced as the government revealed it has ordered a fast-tracked investigation into directors past and present.Yesterday City A.M. reported that Green, who is no relation to the Arcadia boss, had been an adviser to the David Cameron government on corporate governance, although he was let go shortly after Theresa May took on the reins in 2016.Green is also chairman of Williams & Glyn, the bank that RBS has failed to sell off as part of its bailout conditions. Tuesday 16 January 2018 10:13 am Carillion’s former chairman Philip Green has been previously found in breach of trust by the Pensions Ombudsman.Green was one of three to be censured by the body back in 1994 over their handling of wallpaper and home furnishings group Coloroll. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Catherine Neilan whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFactAheadMan Gives Girlfriend A Necklace, 2 Years Later She Screams When She Realizes What’s InsideFactAheadillusion.funIf You See Square Waves In The Ocean Get Out Of The Water Immediatelyillusion.funArticles SkillFemale Cop Lives Two Lives, Seven Years Later The Truth Comes OutArticles SkillNemorb4 Reasons To Never Chase After A Guy — No ExceptionsNemorbnuryl.comThe Benefits of Singing To Your Childnuryl.comTrending BoomIs This The End of Costly Ongoing Laser Treatments?Trending BoomWeniixTop 5 best super sports cars 2021 – WENIIXWeniixDiabetes | Search AdsSymptoms of Diabetes Many May Not Want To Ignore     Diabetes | Search AdsLawyer Attorney NewsAt 43, Jaleel White Now Sadly Lives In This Modest House.Lawyer Attorney News Share read more

Russian threat is ‘real and active’, head of GCHQ warns

The threat from Russia is “real and active” but will be countered by Britain and its allies, the head of GCHQ has said.Jeremy Fleming, director of the government’s cyber intelligence agency, said an international partnership of allies was ready to reject the Kremlin’s “brazen” determination to undermine international law. “And it will be countered by a strong international partnership of allies. Able to deploy the full range of tools from across our national security apparatus.”Earlier this week May told MPs the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March was carried out by Russian military officers and “almost certainly approved at a senior level of the Russian state”.She said the two suspects charged by police, Russian nationals Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, were officers from the Russian military intelligence unit known as the GRU.Read more: ‘No place’ for illegal Russian activity in City, minister vowsThe UK has obtained a European Arrest Warrant in case the men are found in the EU. Share Callum Keown His comments came after France, Germany, Canada and the US supported Prime Minister Theresa May’s assertion that Russia was behind the Salisbury Novichok attack.Read more: US, France, Germany and Canada back UK on Novichok assessmentSpeaking at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington, Fleming said: “It’s worth remembering that this was the first we had seen a nerve agent used in Europe since World War Two.“That’s sobering, and demonstrates how reckless the Russian state is prepared to be.”He added: “The threat from Russia is real. It’s active. Friday 7 September 2018 10:25 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal Past Russian threat is ‘real and active’, head of GCHQ warns whatsapp whatsapp At a meeting of the UN Security Council earlier this week, Russia dismissed the UK’s claims as “lies”, while the Kremlin called the accusations “unacceptable”. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com read more

People / GEFCO appoints Emmanuel Delachambre to executive committee

first_img GEFCO Group, the PSA Peugeot Citron and Russian Railways-owned automotive logistics specialist and freight forwarder has made a series of changes to its executive committee with the appointment of Emmanuel Delachambre (pictured above) and new roles for members Emmanuel Cheremetinski and Pierre-Jean Lorrain.Luc Nadal, GEFCO chairman said: “With this new organisation, the GEFCO group will benefit from stronger synergies between its various specialities. This will generate greater efficiency and enable us to accelerate our growth in key markets and to guarantee the performance of our organisations.”Mr Delachambre has been appointed executive vice president of GEFCO France and member of the group executive committee.He joined GEFCO in 2013 as deputy director responsible for performance and continued improvement and was then appointed deputy managing director for GEFCO France in 2015.Mr Cheremetinski, executive vice president of overland, will see his responsibilities expanded to include finished vehicles logistics, and warehousing and reusable packaging. He joined GEFCO two years ago, following a five-year stint on the executive committee of French container leasing firm Touax, developing the river transport sector in Africa and South America.Emmanuel CheremetinskiThat was preceded by five years at France’s state-owned rail giant, SNCF.Meanwhile, Mr Lorrain, currently executive vice president of GEFCO’s Central Europe, Balkans & Middle East zone, will take over as head of the EUROMED region.“In this capacity, he will drive the integrated performance of the two regions and will contribute to the creation of synergies and the pooling of resources,” GEFCO said.Pierre-Jean LorrainHe started his career as IT project manager in UNILOG and joined GEFCO in 1989 in a similar role. He then led various positions in finished vehicle logistics and was appointed GEFCO UK manager in 2001.From 2006 to 2010, he managed car distribution at GEFCO’s corporate headquarters before being appointed managing director of its Italian subsidiary. In 2013, he became CEBAME director and joined the group’s executive committee. By Gavin van Marle 05/07/2017last_img read more

Dispatch from Tahiti: Scientists on remote island unravel Zika’s mysteries

first_img Link between Zika, birth defect getting stronger Van Mai Cao-Lormeau, a senior scientist in virology at the Institut Louis Malardé in Papeete, Tahiti, is leading much of the small research center’s work to understand a recent Zika outbreak in French Polynesia. Karim Mahdjouba for STAT Related: French Polynesia also saw an increase in fetuses with neurological problems, including microcephaly, a birth defect that has been linked to the outbreak in Brazil, leading the United States government and World Health Organization to discourage pregnant women from traveling to Zika-affected areas.While a connection to Guillain-Barré was immediately obvious in Polynesia, because the uptick in patients coincided with the start of the outbreak, the rise in babies with the telltale small heads of microcephaly was noticed only in recent weeks, when researchers at a Papeete hospital went back to look at the medical records of women who were pregnant during the outbreak.They found that 12 women had been told their fetuses had such neurological defects, said Cao-Lormeau, who is leading much of the research. Nine of the 12 women had abortions, and the other three gave birth to babies with significant problems, she said.In previous years, at most only two Polynesian babies a year had such birth defects, which cause intellectual disability and lifelong health problems and have no treatment or cure. Tags infectious diseasepublic healthvirologyZika Virus “We are trying to document as much as possible what happened in these people,” Van Mai Cao-Lormeau, a senior scientist in virology at the institute, told STAT Monday. “This will be very useful in the kind of investigation now being conducted in Latin America.” Dengue could be the surprise culprit making Zika worse, researchers say HealthDispatch from Tahiti: Scientists on remote island unravel Zika’s mysteries Zika isn’t the only mosquito-borne virus that should worry us Scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, France’s Institut Pasteur, and University of Oxford in the UK have communicated with the Polynesian team in recent weeks to learn all they can about Zika. The mosquito-borne virus likely spread from here to Brazil in 2014 and is now circulating in two dozen countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.advertisement PAPEETE, Tahiti — As scientists around the world race to understand the threat posed by the Zika virus, they are turning to this remote and relaxed Pacific island, which recently experienced an outbreak.Zika roared through here between October 2013 and May 2014, sending more than 30,000 residents — 10 percent of the population — to doctors and hospitals for treatment. The Polynesian archipelago was the first place of any size where the virus had emerged, and a team of top scientists at a small research institute watched the outbreak unfold in real time.The Institut Louis Malardé — whose open-air central courtyard was draped this week by a bright red bougainvillea in full flower — tracked Zika’s spread, aided by machinery that rapidly sequences the DNA of viruses and patient records from the main hospital and clinics. Now its five PhD scientists and physicians are hurriedly drafting journal articles to report their latest findings.advertisement About the Author Reprints ‘I can’t move’: In Colombia, families cope with creeping paralysis tied to Zika Karen Weintraub Isolated island chains such as French Polynesia are a perfect laboratory for studying infectious diseases, in part because it is clear when outbreaks begin, said Adam Kucharski, a lecturer in infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.In Brazil and other parts of the Americas where Zika is now raging, there are other mosquito-borne viruses, making it difficult to determine which disease is causing which effects.Tahiti experienced an outbreak of chikungunya, another mosquito-borne virus, last year, and a small number of dengue cases crop up every few months. But it’s easier, Kucharski said, to pin the blame on one disease when scientists have a clear idea when the disease arrived and how it spread.Cao-Lormeau said it was very clear that the outbreak in French Polynesia began around October 2013, when a small group of people on Tahiti came down with the telltale itchy rash, blood-red eyes, and fever. No one in that first group could have brought the virus, because they hadn’t traveled off the island in preceding weeks.But Cao-Lormeau, who came down with Zika herself, and her colleagues have been tracking the viruses infecting Polynesian residents since 2012, so they are certain that there was no Zika before late 2013. Are you at risk of contracting Zika virus?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2016/02/17/zika-outbreak-tahiti/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:3301:33  Are you at risk for contracting Zika virus? Your level of risk depends in part on your living conditions. Alex Hogan/STAT Rumors around Tahiti suggest that the virus arrived with an African beach soccer team that came to play in an international tournament around the same time. Cao-Lormeau’s genetic analysis shows that cannot be the case, however; the Zika in Polynesia came from Asia, and is very similar to a strain that sickened about 7,000 people in the Yap Islands of Micronesia in 2007. That was the first known outbreak of the virus, which had been discovered and named in Uganda in 1947. Only 14 individual cases had been reported previously. Related: By Karen Weintraub Feb. 17, 2016 Reprints Related: In a paper slated for publication soon, the Polynesian researchers will examine the intriguing possibility that the dozens of Zika patients here who came down with Guillain-Barré syndrome, an automimmune condition that can cause temporary paralysis, had previously been infected with dengue, a virus in the same family as Zika.An immune system that recently fought off dengue, which is endemic in the tropics, might overreact to Zika, triggering Guillain-Barré, the researchers speculate.Cao-Lormeau (right) and Dr. Tu-Xuan Nhan, assistant director of the Diagnosis Laboratory, at the Institut Louis Malardé, where they are studying a recent Zika virus outbreak. Karim Mahdjouba for STATThey declined to detail their evidence ahead of publication, but at least some of the GBS patients treated at a rehabilitation clinic in the hills outside Papeete were infected with dengue shortly before they came down with Zika, Stéphane Milon, director of care at the Te Tiare clinic, said Monday.The possible link between Zika and Guillain-Barré was first established here, with 42 people diagnosed during the outbreak, after just a handful the entire year before.While infectious diseases like dengue and chikungunya are known to cause GBS too, the number of cases linked to those viruses is typically much lower than was seen in French Polynesia.Since Zika arrived in Latin America, countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and El Salvador have similarly reported upticks in Guillain-Barré cases. Researchers there are likewise studying whether Zika alone can increase the risk of GBS, or if other factors, such as a previous dengue infection, are needed. What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2016/02/17/zika-outbreak-tahiti/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:4001:40  The disease, known for triggering temporary paralysis, has been linked to Zika virus infections. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Related: Karen Weintraub is an independenthealth/sciencejournalist, journalism teacher, and bookauthor. @kweintraub Scientists don’t know whether the virus became more dangerous as it crossed the South Pacific, or whether its possible connection to Guillain-Barré and microcephaly went unnoticed in the Yap outbreak because it was relatively small and in an area that lacked close scientific surveillance.About 20 percent of those infected with Zika show any symptoms, scientists estimate, so they assume that well over half the population of French Polynesia caught the mosquito-borne virus before it died out.“We are trying to document as much as possible what happened” during the recent Zika outbreak, says Cao-Lormeau. Karim Mahdjouba for STATGenetically tracking the virus is trickier than it was, say, with West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, Cao-Lormeau said. There, epidemiologists and genetic researchers were able to track the evolution of the Ebola virus as it migrated from a 2-year-old child in Guinea to two midwives in nearby Sierra Leone and then across the border into Liberia.Because Zika is transmitted by mosquitoes, the virus is evolving in the bugs, not people. Also, people clear the Zika virus very quickly from their bloodstream, Cao-Lormeau said, making it difficult to obtain samples.The breed of mosquito that commonly transmits Zika, Aedes aegypti, is present in French Polynesia, Cao-Lormeau said, alongside an indigenous mosquito that was also able to spread the virus once it arrived.Zika arrived in French Polynesia via Tahiti, its most populous island, and then spread to the other 66 inhabited islands of the archipelago, she said, although there are different types of habitats — from the lush forested hillsides rising above urban Papeete to rural islands composed of coral and volcanic rock.As with most island outbreaks, Zika left French Polynesia as quickly as it came, once everyone who was susceptible became infected and the virus ran out of new victims. By early May 2014, there were no more reports of Zika in Tahiti, though the virus continued its march eastward.last_img read more

Archived Chat: Why is it so hard to solve the flu?

first_img GET STARTED Archived Chat: Why is it so hard to solve the flu? STAT staff Read STAT senior writer Helen Branswell’s live chat transcript exploring the challenges of influenza. She discussed this year’s flu season and why it’s been so difficult. Health What’s included? By STAT staff Feb. 7, 2018 Reprints What is it? Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED 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. [email protected] Tags infectious diseaseresearchSTAT+Vaccines 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. Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Budweiser Select makes comeback as light beer sales surge

first_imgAdvertisementDC 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 Customers buy bar’s entire beer stock to keep it in business December 4, 2020 Advertisement Busch will pay your pup $20k to be its dog beer taster April 15, 2021 Florida man arrested in multiple Broward County beer thefts January 26, 2021 AdvertisementTags: BeerBudweiser Selectlight beer RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement 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 Budweiser Select is sold in both 12-ounce bottles and cans in various pack sizes. It is also priced the same as Budweiser. AdvertisementThe major difference between Bud Light and Budweiser Select is the flavor. Bud Light is crisper while Budweiser Select has a heavy taste that emulates a Budweiser.A 12-ounce Budweiser Select has 3.1 grams of carbs and 4.3 percent alcohol-by-volume, which is fewer carbs than both regular Budweiser and Bud Light with a similar level of alcohol.Budweiser Select has fewer calories than a Budweiser and has slightly fewer than a Bud Light (110 calories). Busch creates first-ever brewski safe for dogs November 24, 2020 Americans are drinking more light beer than ever, and now Anheuser-Busch has another option with the nationwide release of Budweiser Select.Previously only available in St. Louis, the 99-calorie beer is now rolling out nationwide, in “response to growing consumer demand for a lower calorie beer option,” the company announced.“We started to see traction with Budweiser in 2020 and wanted to answer the growing need for a Budweiser with fewer calories,” Monica Rustgi, Budweiser’s VP of marketing, told CNN Business. “It was pleasant to see the offering already there.”Budweiser Select is aiming to attract what Rustgi calls “Bud loyalists,” who are fans of Budweiser and more attuned to their health, reported CNN.last_img read more

Portlaoise Hospital is “being undermined by Government inaction”

first_img By Siun Lennon – 3rd May 2019 Portlaoise Hospital is “being undermined by Government inaction” Twitter Facebook Twitter GAA WhatsApp Home News Portlaoise Hospital is “being undermined by Government inaction” NewsPolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Previous articleIncredible Laois design wins regional final at prestigious Junk Kouture competitionNext articleTwo Laois businesses gearing up for Indie Beer Week Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp TAGSDeputy Sean FlemingPortlaoise HospitalSean Fleming TD Pinterest GAA GAA A Laois TD has called on the Government to, ‘reject the plan on the Minister’s desk,’ which proposes the closure of the maternity unit and other units in the hospital in Portlaoise.TD Sean Fleming has said: “The fact that this report is still sitting on the Minister’s desk for so long is undermining and damaging the reputation of the hospital.”In 2018, 1,416 babies were born in the Maternity Unit at Portlaoise.“Throughout the country, outside of the major cities, there are twelve maternity units in each of which under 2,000 babies were born last year.“Each of these twelve mmaternity units have a vital role to play in terms of delivering health care and maternity services throughout the country,” said deputy Fleming.The Fianna Fáil TD added: “The maternity hospitals in all the major cities are under severe pressure and it is essential that there be a network of maternity units outside out of the cities.“It makes no sense whatever to have a proposal on the Minister’s desk to close one of these maternity units.”Fleming called for a ‘proper plan’ to support these 12 maternity units.“We need a proper plan to support the twelve Maternity Units that are operating effectively in the regions so that all expectant mothers outside the cities have access to services, without having to travel to the major cities.“A first step would be to confirm that the Maternity Unit in Portlaoise will remain open and the threat to its continued existence is now over,” the Laois TD concluded.SEE ALSO – last_img read more

REVEALED: Old Fort festival music stage will not take place on Main Street this year

first_img REVEALED: Old Fort festival music stage will not take place on Main Street this year The Old Fort Festival live music stage will not be on Main Street Portlaoise this year.Instead, there will be a live music stage situated in Laois Music Centre, inside the walls of the Old Fort from Friday June 28 to Sunday June 30.There will be a cover charge for those wishing to attend the festival. Early bird tickets are €10 nightly or €15 nightly after that.This is a big change from last year where patrons could move freely between the different events around the main street and a crowd estimated to be over 20,000 were attracted.Each night this year there will be wristbands allocated, allowing people to come and go as they please.The Old Fort will run on Main Street during the day and with a Heritage Pub Trail in the evening. Attendees can also take in the Heritage Pub Trail over the weekend.With tickets going on sale this Friday, May 10, the lineup for this year has also been announced.Friday, June 28:10pm – 12am Abbesque8pm – 9.30pm Qween7pm – 7.45pm The AJ’sSaturday, June 29:10.45pm – 12am King Kong Company8pm – 10.15pm Pogueologly6.15pm – 7.30pm – The Valves5pm – 5.45pm – To be announcedSunday, June 30:9.45pm – 12am Smash Hits7pm – 9.15pm Transmitter6pm – 6.45pm Strength In Numbers5pm – 5.45pm To be announcedTickets go on sale at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Friday, May 10 at 10am or online here.This headline has been changed to state that only the main stage of the Old Fort festival is not on Main Street. The Old Fort Festival is still on the street but the music at night is at the backSEE ALSO – In Pictures: Two Laois men receive medals from Pope Francis for services to the Church Facebook Twitter Home News Community REVEALED: Old Fort festival music stage will not take place on Main… NewsCommunity Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Pinterest GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By Siun Lennon – 8th May 2019 Twitter Previous articleStained glass window in Laois could be a priceless and world renowned pieceNext articleChange of venue for the Laois minor hurlers clash against Antrim Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSOld Fort Festival 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Pinterest GAA WhatsApplast_img read more

In Pictures: La Stamba Showcase rocks Music Generation Laois

first_img WhatsApp GAA Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 8th May 2019 GAA In Pictures: La Stamba Showcase rocks Music Generation Laois Home News Community In Pictures: La Stamba Showcase rocks Music Generation Laois NewsCommunity Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory center_img It delivers engaging music programmes in schools and centres across numerous programme strands – Singing, Orchestral, Harp, Trad, Stampede (world) Drumming, The Music Box, – a music programme for children with special needs, and a School of Rock and Pop. Since it was established in 2012, Music Generation Laois has invested in a large-scale instrument bank, and Young people have access to subsidised tuition and instruments, augmented by ensemble membership, master classes, workshops and concert attendance and performances. Photographer Denis Byrne was there on the day and he captured some great pictures:Clonaghadoo and Abbeyleix N.S students onstage Photo Denis ByrneKnock N.S pupils performing on Wednesday Photo Denis ByrneAbbeyleix N.S pupils onstageArles N.S onstage at the Dunamaise Theatre Photo Denis ByrneArles N.S group two onstage at the Dunamaise Theatre Photo Denis ByrneKnock N.S group two pupils performing on Wednesday Photo Denis ByrneSt. Pious X Ballacolla pupils onstage at the Dunamaise Theatre Photo Denis ByrneMusic Generation Laois La Stamba Concert at the Dunamaise Theatre Photo: Denis ByrnePhoto Denis ByrneHaving fun at Music Generation Laois La Stamba Concert Photo Denis ByrnePhoto Denis ByrneRosa Flannery Music Generation Laois speaking at the La Stamba Concert held in the Dunamaise Arts Theatre Photo: Denis ByrneSt. Pious X Ballacolla pupils onstage at the Dunamaise Theatre Photo Denis ByrneSEE ALSO – Laois man makes New York Times headlines for being first Irish marathon runner home with dog Cactus Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois minor footballers face Westmeath in Round 2Next articleDeep sadness in Castletown at death of young mother Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Music Generation Laois (MGL) hosted a performance by their students throughout Laois participating in schools-based Stampede Drumming Programmes recently. Since February, MGL students from Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix, Scoil Pius X Ballacolla, Arles NS, Clonaghadoo NS and Knock NS have been participating in La Stamba. This project was led by Ollie Tunmer, a percussion specialist from the UK along with Music Generation Laois drumming Tutor Eddie O’Neill. The project was a fusion of Samba drumming and Stomp Style body percussion. Having developed techniques throughout the workshops, MGL students performed to a sold out audience, marking the culmination of the project.Speaking after the performance, Co-ordinator of Music Generation Laois, Rosa Flannery, said: “We had a fantastic day of drumming and body percussion in Dunamaise Arts Centre.“Under the leadership of Ollie and our tutor Eddie O’Neill, this project was designed to teach the students a fusion of drumming techniques, and the audience were captivated by the children and their performances.”La Stamba was funded by the Music Generation / Arts Council Partnership, through the Creativity and Collaboration Fund. Music Generation Laois is a performance music education programme for children and young people and is based in the Arts Office of Laois County Council. TAGSMusic Generation Laois last_img read more

New car sales in Quebec mirror Canada’s — except in the brands bought

first_img advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos 10 vehicles on track for a terrible 2019 in Canada Trending Videos 1. Toyota-Lexus 2. General Motors 3. Ford 4. Honda-Acura 5. Hyundai-Genesis 6. Nissan-Infiniti 7. Fiat-Chrysler 8. Kia 9. Mazda 10. Volkswagen In the rest of the Canada, the top five as outlined above are followed by Hyundai-Genesis; Nissan-Infiniti; then Kia, then Volkswagen, then Mazda. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img La Belle Province, the second largest car market in Canada, used to be seen as a region in love with small cars. However, in reality, that’s becoming less and less the case. Last year, Quebec bought 14.5 per cent fewer voitures (of any size) than the year before. That’s again very much in tune with the 16.1-per-cent reduction new cars saw versus trucks and SUVs country-wide.As you’d expect, it can be chalked up to Quebeckers buying more and more trucks. In 2019, two in three (67 per cent) of new vehicle buyers there chose an SUV or pickup, as the province inches closer to the 74.7-per-cent ratio of Canadians who last year also chose a truck over a car.Same segments, different brandsWhere Quebec is (still) distinct from the rest of Canada is in which brands of vehicles it buys.In 2019, as just unveiled by French trade publication AutoMédia, Quebeckers bought 55,905 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of 2.4 per cent over 2018, making the Japanese manufacturer number one in La Belle Province.In comparison, Canada saw Ford – for the fourth consecutive year – in first place, with 288,055 sales for 2019.In Quebec, the Dearborn-based manufacturer couldn’t net better than third place, being outpaced, too, by General Motors.RELATED In 2019, some 441,695 new vehicles were sold in Quebec. That’s about in proportion when you measure the province’s population against the rest of Canada, where a total 1,914,357 new vehicles were sold last year.And like Canada, which saw new vehicles sales decline 3.6 per cent versus 2018, sales in Quebec also shrank, although a bit less, at just 2.1 per cent.That said, 2019 was still the fourth-best sales year on record for Canada — and fifth-best for Quebec. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSFordGeneral MotorsToyotaFlexNew VehiclesFlexFord F-150 best selling vehicle Canadanew vehicles sales QuebecQuebecToyotavehicles sales in 2019 The 10 best-selling cars in Canada in 2019Yes, GM sold the second-highest number of new vehicles in Quebec last year, at 52,403 units, versus the 47,778 units sold by Ford (a decrease of 4.5 per cent for Ford over 2018).In fact, if GM sales hadn’t dropped 7.4 per cent over the year before, it would have stayed in front of Toyota and kept its 2018 number-one position, one it took a decade to build up to.The draw of the import carSo in Quebec, the top three ran Toyota-Lexus, GM, then Ford. Canada-wide, that order was reversed: Ford (288,055 units), GM (256,795 units) and then Toyota-Lexus (237,091 units).In the rest of the country, Fiat-Chrysler followed in fourth (223,101 units), then Honda-Acura (188,828 units). What might set Quebec apart most from the rest of the country is how, Fiat-Chrysler couldn’t make better than seventh place, there.While Canadians generally don’t mind new Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Fiat cars, La Belle Province much prefers cars from Honda-Acura (44,227 units last year), Hyundai and Genesis (41,687 units) and Nissan-Infiniti (37,978 units). In fact, as is usually the case, Quebec bought the highest percentage of import brands in Canada in 2019, a full 70.3 per cent, versus the national average of 60.4 per cent.The top ten best-selling brands in QuebecWhile the top five didn’t change their ranking in Canada versus the previous year, Hyundai-Genesis overtook Nissan-Infiniti both nationally and in Quebec. The top automaker list for the province looks like this: ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more