Oban Celtic have confirmed Dougie MacIntyre has been appointed their new first team manager. Dougie takes over ahead of Oban Celtic’s third season in the Marine Harvest National Division and will be assisted by Les Kinvig who was involved with the Oban Celtic reserves last season. The duo replace Kenny Wotherspoon who stepped down after three years in charge during which he led the side to the Marine Harvest South Division 1 title followed by a sixth and then a fifth-place finish in the Marine Harvest National Division.Although Dougie MacIntyre has not previously managed at a senior level, he can call on his playing days at the highest level with town rivals Oban Camanachd. Oban Celtic’s Davie Hamilton said: ‘Dougie brings with him a wealth of experience from his playing days. He knows how to play the game and can put that across to the boys. I’m sure they will take to him and they’ve been very positive about the appointment. ‘Dougie has been there … [Read more...] about Dougie MacIntyre named new Oban Celtic manager
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A leading solicitor has told employers ‘don’t panic’ as concerns continue to mount over the post-Brexit status of foreign workers. Agriculture and the NHS are just two of the many businesses across Lincolnshire that rely on people from overseas - particularly on lower paid jobs.But there are fears that tougher rules and regulations after Brexit could make it more difficult for some workers to remain in jobs. There are also fears that it could deter others from coming to the UK.Louis Harman, Head of Immigration at Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management, has spoken about the valuable contribution foreign nationals make to the county.He says they are providing an ‘incredible contribution’ to the NHS and agricultural industry.His advice to employers and employees is not to panic about post Brexit fears.Mr Harman said: “I deal extensively with employers and employees entering the medical and agricultural sectors. “The NHS and private medical … [Read more...] about Foreign workers told ‘don’t panic’ over Brexit
Here are some of the latest business deals involving Welsh firms and corporate advisers, as well as a new regional headquarters for the Development Bank for Wales. Lexington Cardiff -based corporate finance house Lexington has orchestrated a £16m fundraising boost for expanding Cornish lifestyle and clothing brand Seasalt. Lexington secured the growth finance from the Business Growth Fund and Santander Corporate. Gary Partridge led the Lexington team and was supported by Thomas Edwards and John Tose. In the last three years the design-led fashion retailer has bucked the negative prevailing trend on the British high street. Over the period, Seasalt’s turnover has grown from £28m to £51m. And in March, Seasalt opened its 50th store in the UK. The terms of the deal will see the Business Growth Fund invest £11.5m — a mixture of debt and equity — with Santander Corporate & Commercial providing an additional £4.5m in debt funding. The funds will … [Read more...] about The latest big business deals in Wales worth millions
Is Benjamin Mendy Man City's marginal gain? Manchester City are the first odds-on defending champions since Chelsea in 2006-7, but Pep Guardiola admits it will be 'almost impossible' to better last season's record-breaking efforts. While every other club in the division has obvious scope for improvement, City's task is to maintain their stratospheric standards and become the first side to retain the title since Manchester United in 2009. Repeated excellence can prove elusive in sport - it is tempting to stop and admire the view after climbing the mountain. Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini's City sides were guilty of that, but Guardiola's simmering intensity should ensure they avoid the trap. Riyad Mahrez's £60 million arrival offers depth and variety in attack, but the most important addition could come from within: the return of left-back Benjamin Mendy. The permanently embittered pointed to City's £130 million spend on … [Read more...] about The 10 under-the-radar stories that could shape the Premier League season
Samanth Subramanian reports on the Mumbai bank jobNirav Modi didn’t seem like the kind of person who needed to rob $2bn (€1.7bn) from a bank. He’s a short man, 47 years old and losing hair, the pocket square in his jacket always arranged to fussy perfection.His daintiness befitted a jeweller to the stars. Kate Winslet wore a Modi bracelet and Modi earrings to the Oscars. Dakota Johnson wore a similar set to the Golden Globes.Priyanka Chopra gazed out of Modi advertisements. Naomi Watts attended the opening, in 2015, of his emporium on Madison Avenue. Christie’s once put his Golconda Lotus necklace on the cover of its catalogue and auctioned it for over $3m.His stores — in Las Vegas, Macau, Singapore, Beijing, London — were boutiques of bling, where white light bounced off the arrayed gold and diamonds. He told people he wanted 100 shops by 2025. Last year, Forbes estimated his worth at $1.8bn.A good casting director would have marked him for the role … [Read more...] about Did a jeweller to the stars commit India’s biggest bank fraud?