One of Europe’s largest regional airlines, Flybe, has declared bankruptcy

first_imgThe last flights of the Exeter-based airline ended at British airports late last night, after hours of speculation that the company would cease operations. Flybe had been in financial trouble for some time, and fewer passengers due to the outbreak of coronavirus was crucial. Photo: Fb Flybe So Flybe announced today that their planes were grounded, and told its passengers not to come to the airports unless they had arranged a flight with another airline in the meantime.The airline was bought a year ago by a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic, which has invested at least £ 100 million, but Flybe needed more.center_img During the day, railway companies in the UK offered free travel to staff as well as Flybe customers for the next seven days. By the way, Flybe was founded in 1979 and was the largest regional airline, which until yesterday employed about 2000 people. Although he was primarily a regional airline, his planes also flew to some European destinations, including Croatia.last_img read more

Xi speaks with Jokowi over phone, says China will ‘win’ battle against coronavirus

first_imgXi also conveyed his appreciation for the trust and understanding extended by his Indonesian colleagues, saying that his recent conversation with Jokowi was a reflection of the robust bilateral relationship between China and Indonesia as comprehensive strategic partners.Jokowi reportedly expressed his sympathies to China on behalf of Indonesia during the phone call.COVID-19, linked to a wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has infected more than 45,000 people since it was first reported early this year with a death toll of more than 1,100 people as of Wednesday.The Indonesian government has imposed a travel ban to and from mainland China since Feb. 5 as well as temporary halt in live animal imports from the country in an effort to prevent the deadly virus from spreading to the archipelago .However, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian objected to the travel ban as he claimed such a move would likely have a negative impact on the global economy.“In this situation, we need to be calm. Don’t overreact and cause a negative impact on investment and the economy,” he told reporters last week.As of Wednesday, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.(rfa)Topics : Chinese President Xi Jinping told  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that the Chinese government was confident it would “win” the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a phone call on Tuesday night.As reported by Xinhua news agency, Xi said containing the outbreak was the government’s top priority, as evidenced by its commitment to implementing “the most rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures”. #BREAKING: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks over phone with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, expressing confidence in a full victory in the fight against the novel #coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and achieving goals and tasks of economic and social development pic.twitter.com/QUSdNRTPnZ— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 11, 2020He went on to say that China would continue to bolster its cooperation on the mitigation of the deadly viral outbreak with Indonesia and other countries to ensure public health safety.last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate market in for a blooming spring

first_img Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach director Dane Atherton say soaring trading in winter will lead to a continuation of an already extremely active market through spring. Photo: Jerad Williams“This is a highly unusual market we’re in at the moment as traditionally in terms of turnover, May, June and July is the lowest quarter for Gold Coast property,” Mr Atherton said.“Agents would be hanging out for that September spring selling season but what’s been amazing is that spring has almost been brought forward.“We’ve experienced soaring trading in winter and what’s going to happen now is a continuation of an already extremely active market.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37THE Gold Coast property market is in for a blooming spring despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacting real estate across the country, according to leading property experts.Cashed-up interstate buyers are lining up for virtual property tours, while locals are hot on their heels in the hunt for their prized new home. The Gold Coast property market is in for a blooming spring, according to agents. MORE NEWS: Homesick expats crave a dose of green and gold Buyers are expected to flock to the Coast this spring. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHe predicted an influx of local buyers as well as house hunters from Brisbane.“I can’t see any reason why this spring won’t be a good spring for the property market on the Gold Coast,” he said. New research from realestate.com.au revealed Queensland property seekers are the most confident in Australia with the Gold Coast suburb of Tugun rated the top suburb for buyers in the state.Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach director Dane Atherton predicted one of the best spring selling seasons in Gold Coast history. Ray White Real Estate Runaway Bay Group principal Ali Mian says the run of sales throughout winter had created a “frenzied market” going into spring.Ali Mian, Ray White Runaway Bay Group principal, shared a similar view.He said the run of sales throughout winter had created a “frenzied market” going into spring.“The market got a good head start that we don’t normally see,” Mr Mian said.“Usually winter is quieter for the property market but this year winter has produced some good numbers for us.“The reason behind that was March and April were quiet so the whole cycle moved.“A lot of those sellers who sold in winter are now wanting to buy something. It’s almost like a domino effect.” Luxury living hits new heights with garages in the sky Lucy Cole, of her self-titled agency, says the local market will come to the forefront this spring. Photo by Richard GoslingMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoLucy Cole, of her self-titled agency, also predicted a rush of local buyers to the market.“This pandemic has brought to the forefront people who realise they want a sea-change or a country change,” Ms Cole said.“There’s definitely a change in the spectrum of real estate.“The interstate market has always been interested in the Gold Coast but I think the local market will really come to the forefront this spring.“People still want to be here and the southeast Queensland market and in particular the Gold Coast is thriving.” REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson says property stock levels were expected to finally increase with a rush of sellers. Picture: Jerad WilliamsREIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson predicted sellers would take advantage of the spring selling season.“Historically, a lot of people see springtime as a good time to go to market,” Mr Henderson said.“For us it’s probably more of a southern influence as the Gold Coast has got great weather all year round. “We don’t have that dreary winter weather that prevents people getting out there to buy a property.”Property stock levels were expected to finally increase with a rush of sellers, he said.“I think you will see a spike as there hasn’t been a lot of choice for buyers,” Mr Henderson said.last_img read more

License branches, government offices closed

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — All license branches and most government offices will be closed this weekend in observance of the New Year Holiday.License branches will be closed Saturday (12/31) through Monday (1/2).Branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday (1/3).Banks will be closed on Monday as well, and there will be no mail delivery on Monday.last_img

ICC World Cup THIS player set to replace Kedar Jadhav in India’s World Cup squad: Reports

first_imgKedar Jadhav is expected to recover before the start of World Cup. Kedar has played a vital role in India’s limited over team. India will play their opening game against South Africa on June 5.  New Delhi: An integral member of India’s possible playing XI in the ICC World Cup 2019, Kedar Jadhav suffered an injury in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League and is yet to recover. Kedar Jadhav was a part of the Chennai Super Kings team and while playing, he injured his left shoulder in an attempt to stop a boundary in the match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on May 5.22nd May is the last date for all the teams to put a stamp on their 15-member squad for the quadrennial event, so in case Jadhav does not recover by then, the management will have to announce a replacement. As per the latest report the all-rounder is being monitored on a daily basis by Team India’s physio Patrick Farhart.“The BCCI national selectors have been kept apprised of Jadhav’s recovery process on a day-to-day basis. They are keeping a very close eye on his fitness in conjunction with physio Farhart. It’s too early to say whether Jadhav will be fit enough to take part in the tournament but call on that will be taken next week, probably as late as the departure date of the Indian team which is May 22,” a BCCI was quoted as saying by CricketNext on Wednesday. The national selectors met on Tuesday to pick the India ‘A’ squads against Sri Lanka and West Indies and Jadhav’s availability was possibly discussed there. Through the source report, it has also been revealed that Axar Patel or Ambati Rayudu will be the likely replacement if there arises a need for one.“The selectors had nominated five standbys to cover all bases. Since Jadhav is a specialist batsman, the selectors are looking at replacing him with either Ambati Rayudu or Axar Patel, who like Jadhav can chip in with a few overs as well. The other three standbys are Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma and Navdeep Saini,” the source added.As for Kedar, the Maharashtra captain has often been bogged down by injuries. In the opening game of IPL 2018, he suffered an injury which kept him out of the remainder of the tournament and also the subsequent national tour of Ireland and England. As a pinch-hitter and slow bowler, Jadhav is crucial to India’s World Cup campaign. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more