While Brexit is still upon us, John Simpson says the business sectors' finances have proved stronger than predicted and lending could be boosted on the outside as the veil of uncertainty lifts The darkest hour comes just before the dawn: an apt reference to the prospects when Brexit is finally taken out of the daily diet of news, concern about business disruption, and foreboding about difficult trading prospects. Brexit is proving to be a slow departure. This year the economy has proved more resilient than many feared. Employment has remained at high levels, jobs for skilled employees are available, and with less certainty personal incomes have been maintained. … [Read more...] about Could a new dawn boost NI business development?
There are still signs of destruction inflicted during the Croatian War of Independence, but there has been a regeneration. A sense of a normal life and a hunger to be part of it. Brilliant sunshine, turquoise waters and no fewer than 150 beautiful islands in the offshore Kornati archipelago; who wouldn't want to be living happily there? It was a truly appropriate location to experience the regeneration of the Toyota Camry, which has been absent from Europe since 2004. But the distractions of Dalmatia couldn't keep an essential question popping in and out of my mind. Why would a car company reintroduce a big saloon car to Europe at a time when big car drivers are shifting to SUVs? Well, maybe because it has the car. Which happens to be the biggest-selling large saloon in many of the more than 100 markets where it is sold. And because in Europe there is still a market for such vehicles in spite of the SUV surge. There's also the matter of the Toyota Camry being powered by a … [Read more...] about New dawn as Camry follows the hybrid road, but will it suit you?
Former Republic of Ireland striker Quinn has called for a new CEO to be given ‘a real mandate’ for change at the FAI amid the ongoing crisis that has enveloped the organisation, as he insisted change is now essential. Former Sunderland chairman Quinn has been linked with a key role in a revamped FAI set-up, but he has again insisted he is not the right man to be the new face of Irish soccer as he nominated Browne to bring his expertise from rugby into football. “This is a job for a brilliant hard working person with the right qualifications to get the job done and I would love to see Philip Browne being given a chance to do that,” Quinn told Independent.ie in an exclusive interview. “We should take a real close at the success of rugby in Ireland and plead with Philip Browne to put some of his knowledge of running a massive and successful sporting organisation into football. “Reading about it in the last few weeks, days in day out, has been painful … [Read more...] about ‘We need a new dawn’
0 Post a comment Friday, 5 April 2019 - Community News by Times reporter [email protected] ITV has confirmed that film crews will be visiting Horrabridge over the summer to shoot several scenes for new series Glass Houses, starring Dawn French. The drama series is created and written by Mark Brotherhood and also stars Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine and Patrick Robinson.The main filming for the show will take place in the Noss Mayo area but ITV confirmed to the Times that some filming would take place in Horrabridge after it was highlighted during a recent Horrabridge Parish Council meeting that the London Inn had offered the use of its car park to film crew technical staff.A spokesperson for ITV said: ‘Genial Productions, who are making the show, do have a small amount of filming just outside Horrabridge in the shooting schedule. The show is filming in various places over the summer — no transmission date has been set … [Read more...] about ITV crews visiting Horrabridge to film new Dawn French series
FEW counties carry anywhere near the amount of emotional baggage as Mayo have stored in the hold, but Diarmuid O’Connor hopes Sunday’s National League breakthrough against Kerry can help signal a new dawn. That four-point victory ended an 18-year wait for a national title, during which time they have come out on the wrong side of nine finals, and it was clear to see what it meant to the Mayo players and supporters inside Croke Park. The westerners battled back from a below-par first half to bully the Kingdom into submission after the break, with captain fantastic O’Connor’s 65th minute goal helping them across the line. It was a second win over Peter Keane’s men in the space of a fortnight, and sends them into the Championship as the side many consider to be leading the cast of Dublin’s potential conquerors. “It’s a great feeling,” said O’Connor. “We looked at today more as round eight of the League rather than the final … [Read more...] about National League triumph can signal new dawn for new Mayo says captain Diarmuid O’Connor