Generation rent? Now the government wants to help you out

He added: “After seven years of failure on housing, renters deserve better than this.”It’s estimated there are more than 5m renters across the country and around a fifth of them are in London.London mayor Sadiq Khan has promised to ring-fence a third of the 90,000 new homes due to be developed over the next six years as “London Affordable Rents”. Another third will be priced at “London Living Rents” while the rest will be shared ownership. whatsapp Lynsey Barber The government will this week turn its attention to so-called generation rent, with promises of new measures aimed at helping those who are unable, or not yet ready, to jump on the housing ladder through home ownership.It is pledging to look at new ways of encouraging the building of more affordable rented homes across the country and to encourage landlords to offer longer-term tenancies, among other things. Sunday 5 February 2017 10:19 am “We are determined to make housing more affordable and secure for ordinary working families and have a rental market that offers much more choice,” said communities secretary Sajid Javid.Read more: Millennials earn less than their parents did at the same age”We understand people are living longer in private rented accommodation which is why we are fixing this broken housing market so all types of home are more affordable.”It signals a change of focus for the government, with Theresa May steering away from efforts by her predecessor David Cameron who wanted to turn generation rent into “generation buy”.Further efforts will go toward the banning of letting fees following on from the Autumn Statement where chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to scrap letting agent fees. whatsapp “Ministers continue to do next to nothing to help people who rent from a private landlord and have consistently blocked Labour’s attempts to change the law to control costs and give renters security. Ministers even voted down Labour’s efforts to ensure that private rented homes were simply fit for human habitation.” A white paper is due to be published on Tuesday.However, Labour dubbed the proposals “disappointing” for falling “far short of what is needed”.Read more: Rental prices have spiked in these London postcodes”Government figures show that affordable housebuilding has fallen to the lowest level in 24 years, with the number of homes being built for social rent now at the lowest level since records began,” said Labour shadow secretary for housing John Healey. Generation rent? Now the government wants to help you out Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoDr. Marty3 Silent Clues Your Cat Asks For HelpDr. MartyUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDental Implant Info | Search AdsDental Implant Costs In 2021 Might Almost Be UnbelievableDental Implant Info | Search AdsUndo read more

US Fed minutes show bankers debated cutting interest rates more aggressively

first_imgUS President Donald Trump has called for far greater cuts, despite a convention that the president does not comment on the actions of the Fed. Wednesday 21 August 2019 7:44 pm Read more: US stock markets rise as Federal Reserve enters spotlight At the same time, the central bankers were united in the desire not to suggest they were heading for more cuts. WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 19: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after the attending the Board’s two-day meeting, on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Powell said the Fed will keep rates steady and hinted at a possible rate cut later in the year. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)  “A couple of participants indicated that they would have preferred a 50 basis point cut,” the minutes said, with policymakers in favour of such a move worried that inflation was too low. The Fed cut rates by 25 basis points at its 30-31 July meeting, with minutes published today showing central bankers were keen to avoid the appearance of being on the path to more cuts. However, two participants called for a greater cut of 50 basis points. US Fed minutes show bankers debated cutting interest rates more aggressively Read more: Fed cuts interest rates by a quarter point James Booth This evening, before the release of the Fed minutes, he tweeted that Powell was “like a golfer who can’t putt”. “Participants generally favoured an approach in which policy would be guided by incoming information … and that avoided any appearance of following a preset course,” the minutes said. “Big US growth if he does the right thing, BIG CUT – but don’t count on him! So far he has called it wrong, and only let us down. Fed chair Jerome Powell is set to give a closely watched speech on challenges for monetary policy at an annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday whatsapp In July, the Fed cut rates for the first time since the financial crisis, lowering its main federal funds target rate by 25 basis points (0.25 percentage points) to between two and 2.25 per cent, making borrowing cheaper in the world’s largest economy. “We are competing with many countries that have a far lower interest rate, and we should be lower than them. Yesterday, ‘highest Dollar in US History.’ No inflation. Wake up Federal Reserve. Such growth potential, almost like never before!” whatsapp Share Market reaction to the publication of the minutes was muted with US stocks holding earlier gains. The US Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its last meeting amid concerns about a global economic slowdown and trade tensions.last_img read more

UK coronavirus home testing kits to be made available ‘within days’

first_imgThe coronavirus kits will be delivered by Amazon to those in the UK self-isolating with symptoms, and will also go on sale on the high street. Wednesday 25 March 2020 2:44 pm He added: “We cannot stop this pandemic if we do not know who is infected.” The test involves pricking the finger to draw blood, which is then analysed by the device. They will first be tested in Oxford this week before being made available to the general public. UK coronavirus home testing kits to be made available ‘within days’ (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) Tags: Coronavirus Peacock told MPs that if there is a charge for home testing she believed it would be minimal. Currently, only patients in hospital are being routinely tested for coronavirus in the UK, so if people have symptoms they may well not be able to find out, even if they are working for the NHS. Healthcare workers have raised concerns they could be spreading Covid-19 unknowingly. whatsapp “Once they have been tested this week and the bulk of tests arrive, they will be distributed into the community.” Show Comments ▼ Angharad Carrick Coronavirus home testing kits will be made available in the UK within a matter of days, rather than weeks or months, according to health officials. center_img “Several million tests have been purchased for use. These are brand new products. We have to be clear they work as they are claimed to do,” Peacock said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley Read more: Over 170,000 join NHS volunteer force to fight coronavirus Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter. (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK coronavirus home testing kits to be made available ‘within days’ Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the In total, 90,436 people in the UK had been tested for coronavirus as of 24 March, and the government plans to increase this to 25,000 tests a day within four weeks. The director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has previously said he had a “simple message” for countries: “Test, test, test.” whatsapp Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service, told the science and technology committee that 3.5m tests had been bought and would be available “within days”. last_img read more

Over-40s to pay more tax under plans to solve social care crisis

first_imgBefore the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter In Japan everyone starts contributing to social care costs once they reach 40. Meanwhile in Germany, everyone starts paying into a fund from the time they start working, while pensioners contribute too. Currently 1.5 per cent of every person’s salary, and an identical sum from employers, is safeguarded to pay for care in later life. Show Comments ▼ Over-40s will be forced to pay more tax or national insurance under radical new plans being considered by ministers to solve the social care crisis, according to reports. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is said to be a keen advocate of the plan, after voicing his support in recent discussions about the government’s proposals to overhaul social care.  Share Over-40s to pay more tax under plans to solve social care crisis (AFP via Getty Images) It is thought the proposed changes are emerging as the government’s preferred solution to the social care crisis, after Boris Johnson last year promised to fix it “once and for all”. The coalition of more than 30 organisations, led by the Local Government Association, said proposed changes to the public health system must acknowledge “the importance of social care’s local dimension”. Poppy Wood The plans, being reviewed by the Prime Minister’s new health and social care taskforce, would mean money raised would be used to pay for washing, dressing and stays in care homes for the elderly.center_img The government is said to be basing its social care funding model on those of Japan and Germany. Last month the PM said ministers were “finalising plans” to overhaul the social care system, after extensive lobbying for it to be merged with, or treated on the same plane as, the NHS.  “We will end the injustice that some people have to sell their homes to finance the costs of their care while others don’t,” said Johnson. It comes as care homes have borne the brunt of coronavirus, with the pandemic estimated to have caused around 30,000 excess care home deaths over the past few months. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Over-40s to pay more tax under plans to solve social care crisis A coalition of English councils today urged ministers to publish a timetable for “radical” changes to social care before parliament returns from summer recess in September Monday 27 July 2020 8:38 am Under fresh government plans, everyone under the age of 40 will have to start contributing towards the cost of care in later life, or be compelled to take out insurance to pay hefty bills racked up in old age, the Guardian reported. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Over-40s to pay more tax under plans to solve social care crisis whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

GLACIER conference ends with vague, dire tones

first_imgArctic | Climate Change | Environment | Federal GovernmentGLACIER conference ends with vague, dire tonesSeptember 1, 2015 by Zachariah Hughes, KSKA Share:President Barack Obama addressed the GLACIER conference in Anchorage Monday. (Screenshot)As President Obama continues touring Alaska, the aims and outcomes of Monday’s GLACIER Conference are still being sorted out.Independent of the president’s visit, the State Department organized for 20 diplomats with ties to the Arctic to gather in Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center. The aim, according to Secretary of State John Kerry, was figuring out next steps for international efforts on climate change ahead of talks in Paris later this year.“We very much look forward to building a record, an agenda, a roadmap, if you will, to lead us into Paris, where we have a critical negotiation this year,” Kerry said during opening remarks.Throughout the day, diplomats convened for closed-door meetings. Meanwhile, breakaway sessions elsewhere focused topics of particular interest to Alaska and the high North, like Arctic home-design, coastal erosion, and mitigation, as well as how to manage Arctic fisheries.The common thread was in offering evidence that a changing Arctic environment is impacting economies, nations, and communities faster than anyone can adapt. Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule told delegates that Native people in Alaska are seeing some of the resources closest to home threatened.“Subsistence is our means for providing for our families,” said Joule, who spoke throughout the day on different topics, but stressed that hunting, fishing, and foraging remains fundamental to the economies and cultural identity of many Alaska Natives. “For many, more than half of our daily take of nutrition is from our traditional foods.”By the end of the day’s sessions, Kerry said productive discussions would be reflected in a document set to be put out soon.“We confirmed today that we cannot afford to wait until someone else moves to implement solutions to the challenges that confront us in the Arctic,” Kerry said. “I’m very pleased that through today’s GLACIER meeting we made progress in a host of areas, and our communiqué will summarize that.”But particulars — both about the conference’s deliverables and about what steps the administration will announce — remain vague.During closing remarks, the president cast a serious tone about the stakes of inaction on dire climatological changes. He alluded to details to come during his two remaining days visiting different parts of Alaska. But at the close of Monday’s Glacier conference, the one certainty is widespread agreement that manmade climate change is exacting a real toll on Alaska.In fact, there was one other universal point of agreement within the conference’s crowded closing session.“I think we could say that Denali has never looked better than it did today,” Secretary Kerry said to a battery of applause.After an executive action Sunday, the name of North America’s highest mountain was officially restored to Denali. The weather in Anchorage was clear and the mountain’s summit was visible.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Kuehne + Nagel expands Indonesia footprint with Wira Logistics acquisition

first_img© Asiantraveler By Gavin van Marle 02/10/2018 Kuehne + Nagel has continued its strategy of smaller, bolt-on acquisitions, yesterday scooping up the logistics activities of Indonesia-based Wira Logistics.The Swiss forwarder said the acquisition represented an extension of an existing strategic partnership and would allow K+N to establish a “nationwide logistics and distribution network to provide fully integrated end-to-end logistics solutions across Indonesia”.Gianfranco Sgro, K+N board member responsible for contract logistics, explained: “Indonesia is arguably the most important internet market in South-east Asia, in terms of its sheer size, emerging middle class and digitally savvy population.“With this acquisition we can leverage our global e-commerce strategy. At the same time, it allows us to strengthen our contract logistics footprint in Asia and our position as a leading logistics service provider.”Ekahadi Djaja, president commissioner of PT Wira Logistics, added: “Wira is very proud to expand our fruitful relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. Our existing and future customers will stand to benefit from Kuehne + Nagel’s market-leading position, capabilities and global expertise.”Wira Logistics is a subsidiary of PT Wicaksana Overseas International, which is listed on the Indonesian stock exchange and is one of the country’s largest distribution operators. Wira Logistcis also runs road transport and freight forwarding services.K+N added that expanding its warehousing and distribution capabilities in Indonesia had been a strategic focus – international trade is nearly $300bn a year and its growing burgeoning middle class is “driving increased purchasing power making it an important consumer market for many companies”.Jens Drewes, K+N president for South Asia Pacific, said: “Kuehne + Nagel started operations in Indonesia in 1992. Over the years, we have become the logistics partner of choice for many blue chip multi-national corporations and local companies. We are very excited by this acquisition and the additional opportunities it will create for our business.”However, Indonesia is also a country with considerable logistical challenges, comprising some 17,000 islands and prone to natural disasters, tragically evidenced this week following the tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi which has so far claimed over 1,200 lives.Nonetheless, it offers sizeable opportunities for logistics service providers –  the Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI) predicts the industry will grow 10-12% this year, while e-commerce will expand by up to 30%.And this year’s annual Transport Intelligence Agility Emerging Markets Index places Indonesia sixth in the list of most attractive markets, up from seventh in 2017, and said that “meaningful gains in the quality of its overall infrastructure and the efficiency of customs processes” had been made.last_img read more

News / Q1 results bring clearer skies for Atlas Air and ATSG and pilot dispute softens

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 11/05/2020 Both Atlas Air and ATSG enjoyed year-on-year improvement in their first-quarter results, lifted by soaring demand for air freight.Atlas Air has also showed a softening in its relations with pilots, offering them a 10% pay increase while negotiations continue.ATSG saw customer revenues grow 12% to $389.3m, while adjusted earnings from continuing operations (non-GAAP) rose 13%, to $29.3m. Adjusted ebitda from continuing operations (non-GAAP) increased 9%, to $124mAtlas boasted first-quarter 2020 net income of $23.4m, compared with a reported loss of $29.7m a year earlier; adjusted ebitda was $121.2m, up from $120.4m in Q1 19. Adjusted net income was $29.9m, up 9.5%. Alongside starting to operate a 777, which was part of the dry leasing business, Atlas also put three parked 747s back in the air, a move which pilots told The Loadstar was originally delayed due to lack of crew. But relations with its pilots appear to have thawed, following Atlas’s decision to implement an interim pay increase of 10% from 1 May. The increase will remain in place until the new contract is reached, confirmed CFO Spencer Schwartz on an earnings call.“It’s fair to say that … [salary] rates have been somewhat below market for an extended period of time,” he said. “Quite frankly no one expected … the merger negotiations for the joint collective bargaining agreement to take this long.“But given where we are in that cycle and given, frankly, had we followed those merger procedures, the new … agreement would already be in place by now and we just thought it was a prudent time to recognise our pilots and give them this interim pay bump.”While January and February were affected by Chinese new year and the extended manufacturing shutdown there, demand and yields took off in March through a mixture of high demand and low capacity. However, Atlas noted a decline in military passenger flying, as well as lower demand from Boeing for Dreamlifter flying. Atlas also noted higher costs, relating to additional crew payments and new cleaning expenses.These costs, along with potential difficulties with crew repositioning owing to restrictions and lack of hotels, however, would still see Atlas’s second-quarter adjusted net income up 40% to 50% from the first quarter, it said.Atlas is looking to lure in long-term charter customers, negotiating during a high-rate period.“We want to take advantage of the near-term surge in the yields, but we’re also focused on the long term as well, and there are customers who see the value of the freighters, going forward,” said chief executive John Dietrich.“They see the dynamics that we talked about with the significant reduction in capacity in the market, coupled with what they see as their needs. So that has opened the door for us to engage in the discussion and get some longer-term charter contracts at very favourable rates.”Some, in fact, were so long they were looking more like ACMI deals, added Mr Schwartz.ATSG said it too was seeing a lot of requests for charters.“There’s a heavy demand right now. We are bidding on a couple of long-haul charters that will last for months, the regular routes for existing customers that we’re hoping to get,” said incoming chief executive Rich Corrado.Meanwhile ACMI customers were benefiting, added Mr Scwhartz.“The ACMI customer has a guaranteed minimum and now the things are so much stronger, the ACMI customer has a huge benefit because they’ve locked in that rate over a long period of time. If they were going out into the marketplace looking for capacity now, they would be paying so much more.“There were cancellations, and then in March and certainly in April, what we’re seeing now is that volumes have really, really picked up.“It’s really going to benefit, it seems, airfreight for quite some time, and so the value of freighters should improve from sort of scarcity value standpoint for sure.”Atlas executives were non-plussed about the new ‘passenger freighters’ in the market, suggesting the impact was relatively small.“Any additional capacity has an impact …but not in the form of full-blown cargo conversions,” said Mr Dietrich. “But over time, as rates settle, which they will, there’s a price point below which that will no longer be feasible … and there’s also an efficiency factor.“When you get into loading and unloading main deck passenger aircraft, it becomes quite inefficient and costly, and causes more and more downtime. So there are a number of reasons why that’s not optimal.”ATSG’s Mr Corrado agreed: “The cargo rates for flying that do not support the level of freight that you would get in a converted or using cargo in the upper deck of a passenger jet. So as soon as those moves come down, that business goes away.”ATSG noted its customer mix when pointing to its higher results. The US Department of Defense is ATSG’s largest customer, representing 30% of revenues in Q1, while 29% of revenues came from Amazon and 11% from DHL. ATSG confirmed it would have 50 767-300 freighters in its fleet by the end of this year.Mr Corrado said he expected “the increase in e-commerce shopping and air fulfillment will lead to lasting changes in buying habits. And we expect that it will be many months, if not years, before the major passenger airlines fully restore their networks. So cargo carriers can expect to receive volume that had travelled in belly space with passenger jets for some time to come.”Atlas’s Mr Dietrich however conceded that the demand would likely be linked with consumer spending habits.“We’re very optimistic, but cautiously so given the market conditions. We think manufacturing .. is going to continue to surge on the back end of this, but you also have significant unemployment in the US and what’s the consumer market going to be? Those are the things we’re looking at, as well as available aircraft on the market.”You can see ATSG’s results here, and earnings call transcript on Seeking Alpha here. You can see Atlas Air’s results here, and earnings call transcript on Seeking Alpha here.last_img read more

Cigna says it won’t cover OxyContin prescriptions through employer plans

first_img 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. What is it? Toby Talbot/AP The health insurer Cigna on Wednesday announced it will no longer cover OxyContin prescriptions for customers on its employer-based health plans, the second major announcement in two weeks from an industry group billed as an effort to slow the opioid epidemic.Cigna also announced its intent to reduce opioid use among its consumers by 25 percent by 2019. Insurance consumers who have started OxyContin use for cancer or hospice care are exempt from the policy change. @levfacher Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharma Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Lev Fachercenter_img [email protected] Cigna says it won’t cover OxyContin prescriptions through employer plans Tags insuranceopioids Log In | Learn More 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. By Lev Facher Oct. 4, 2017 Reprints What’s included?last_img read more

Cape Coral rescinds burn ban

first_imgOne year later: Still no answers about Cape Coral mother’s disappearance June 16, 2021 WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 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 ‘Fun Mobile’ program to bring free meals to Cape Coral children over summer June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape Coral AdvertisementCars should continue to be parked off of the grass. RELATEDTOPICScenter_img Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla.– Cape Coral rescinded the burn ban on Friday. Officials still ask residents to be careful with bonfires and cooking fires. The flame should be 25 feet from any structure and should not be any taller than 2 feet in height. You should also always have a source to put the fire out, nearby. Recreational fires should never be used for trash. The Cape Coral Fire Department also asks that smoking or lit materials are never thrown outdoors, even from a car window. AdvertisementDC 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 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Clonaslee parade announce very special guest to be Grand Marshall

first_img Twitter Home Lifestyle Clonaslee parade announce very special guest to be Grand Marshall LifestyleOut and About Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSClonasleeSt Patrick’s Day Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleWinner announced in LaoisToday/Q&R Sublime CompetitionNext articleIn Pictures: Great turnout for first ever St Conleth’s Ladies 5k run 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 Facebook Clonaslee parade have announced a very special guest for their St Patrick’s Day parade.Jamie Lee Collins from Raised by the Village will be the Grand Marshall.Pat Carroll, explained to LaoisToday that the parade will take place on Sunday March 15 at 12pm – rather than St Patrick’s Day itself – to avoid clashing with other parades around them.“There are parades in Rosenallis, Kilcormac, Tullamore and Mountmellick which are well established now and people from Clonaslee attend.“So we decided we’d go for the Sunday before St Patrick’s Day so as not to clash.”The parade will begin at the community centre at 11am.There will be prizes for the best floats including best dressed dog!SEE ALSO – Lots of opportunities for creative communities and schools in Laois this year Electric Picnic Clonaslee parade announce very special guest to be Grand Marshall Twitter News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Megan Shiel – 2nd March 2020 Electric Picnic Pinterestlast_img read more