0 Post a comment Friday, 24 May 2019 - Politics The Sefton Group has paid back a £1.3 million loan from the government - one year after it was originally due. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan confirmed the repayment at Tuesday’s sitting of Tynwald.Jason Moorhouse (Arbory, Castletown and Malew) asked him what the balance of the government loan was and the minister said that on May 3 ’the full amount of the loan in principle and accrued interest was repaid by the Sefton Group to Treasury’.That came to £1,366.95.89.Kate Beecroft (LibVannin, Douglas South) wanted to know when the loan was originally due to be paid and how an extension was granted.Mr Cannan said: ’The loan, as far as I know, was due in April 2018. At that point a 12-month extension was granted to the Sefton Group, which was granted by me, as the Treasury minister.’Last year Auldyn Properties, the group’s biggest shareholder, bought the Middlemarch site in Douglas back from … [Read more...] about Sefton Group pays back government loan
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On May 8, 2018, Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister of Armenia, capping off his meteoric rise from backbencher MP to protest leader to the highest office in the country. Armenia had had a difficult 27 years since gaining independence from the Soviet Union and the “Velvet Revolution,” as Pashinyan calls it, gave Armenians a rare occasion for optimism. One year on, we surveyed Armenians to hear how their lives had changed since then, their assessments of Pashinyan and the new government, and their hopes and fears for the “new Armenia.” The euphoria of one year ago is gone, and doubts about the pace of change are widespread. But even those who have seen little change in their own lives or in Armenia as a whole still see reason for hope. “He was an activist, now he’s a guy in a suit and a tie.” When protests erupted in Yerevan last year, Rudolf Kalousdian, a French-born diaspora Armenian, didn’t take part. “I’m not into … [Read more...] about One year on, how do Armenians see their “revolution”?
Frank Murphy’s tenure may have ended in Cork but Bobby Hazelwood is still standing, 31 years after he took the reins as secretary of Castletownroche GAA club. 1988 was a simpler time. It was a year when the county’s senior footballers went all the way to the All-Ireland final, but it took them just four games to get there. Club activity barely felt a ripple, as was the case when the hurlers bowed out in the Munster final on July 17 after two outings. Hazelwood is not a dinosaur — he knows there is great value in the inter-county game and he reveals the club gave a lot of consideration to the revolutionary Option C championship structure before backing A. However, the corrosion of the club summer worries him. “I don’t think we know the full extent of the new structure and it’s going to take a while longer for the damage to be seen. The inactivity for the clubs in the summer is a serious problem. Everyone is delighted with this massive Munster (senior … [Read more...] about ‘People have got so busy’: How modern life is putting clubs at risk
The Big Interview: Harry McDaid learned a lot from his family in Derry and his sister 'learnt a lot after delivering me as an 11-year-old' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk July 14, 1953 was an eventful day in the McDaid family's Primrose Street home in Londonderry's Waterside. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/big-interview/the-big-interview-harry-mcdaid-learned-a-lot-from-his-family-in-derry-and-his-sister-learnt-a-lot-after-delivering-me-as-an-11yearold-38017189.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/article38019194.ece/f9509/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-08-28_bus_34041358_I1.JPG Email July 14, 1953 was an eventful day in the McDaid family's Primrose Street home in Londonderry's Waterside. With no doctor or nurse on hand, it was 11-year-old Sadie who was given the task of bringing the family's eighth and final child Harry into the world. "She always said that my birthday was the day she grew up," he says almost 66 years on. In the intervening seven-odd decades Harry McDaid … [Read more...] about The Big Interview: Harry McDaid learned a lot from his family in Derry and his sister ‘learnt a lot after delivering me as an 11-year-old’
The loan market has been well used by plenty of Championship clubs this season - and some have had more success with it than others. Chelsea, Everton, Spurs and Manchester United among those who have sent youngsters out to help out in the second tier and many of those will have to weigh up what happens next in their careers. Have they done enough to go back and challenge for a first team spot at their parent club? Are they destined for another move on loan? Or is it time to cut the cord and go for a permanent switch somewhere new - and at what level? There won't be any names here that aren't well known to Nathan Jones and the Stoke City but who, if any, would you like to see at the bet365 Stadium next year? Let us know via our Stoke City Facebook and Twitter accounts, or have your say by joining our new Stoke news and gossip group. BETWEEN THE STICKS Jamal Blackman The 25-year-old Chelsea stopper was starring for Leeds until suffering a fractured tibia in … [Read more...] about The 37 Championship loan players expected to spark transfer chases this summer