Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – May 21, 2020 Dail told second wave of Coronavirus could hit in the autumn Twitter Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleEU Parliament backing amendment to Irish ProtocolNext articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday May 21st News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Planning is underway for a potential second wave of the Coronavirus this autumn that could coincide with flu season.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the virus has been effectively suppressed in the community and the current data is positive.A decision on whether or not to move to phase two of the plan to ease restrictions will be made on June 5th.However, Leo Varadkar has warned there is the possibility of a second surge of the virus…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/leovthurs4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Health Minister Simon Harris has said the reproductive rate of the virus remains stable at around 0.5.He’s also said the government is setting up nursing home expert panel to examine the issues in care settings………………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/harristhurs4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Simon Harris has been criticised for refusing to attend a Dáil debate on the COVID-19 situation in meat factories.Simon Harris has cited the latest health advice to politicians which says if someone spends two hours in another person’s presence indoors they’re considered a close medical contact.The Minister took part in a two hour Dáil question this afternoon which is ending around now.Sinn Féin’s Matt Carty has criticised Minister Harris for not also attending tonight’s debate, saying it’s in stark contrast to the conditions those in meat factories are enduring………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cartythurs4pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Cursed Child Will Make Us CryMuggles, you will need tissues when you go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Set 19 years after the end of the original series, J.K. Rowling has warned that if the play doesn’t make you cry, “we’ll be checking your vital signs.” Starring Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, the production is scheduled to begin performances at the Palace Theatre on June 7.Switcheroos for West End’s Kinky BootsDavid Hunter (Once), is set to replace Killian Donnelly as the West End’s Charlie Price in the Tony and Olivier-winning Kinky Boots. Also joining the London production from August 15 will be Elena Skye as Lauren, Alan Mehdizadeh as Don and Cordelia Farnworth as Nicola, stepping in for Amy Lennox, Jamie Baughan and Amy Ross, respectively. The departing cast members will play their final performances at the Adelphi Theatre on August 13.Celia Imrie & More Set for Glenda Jackson’s King LearFurther casting has been announced for London’s King Lear, led by two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson in the title role. She will be joined by Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Baby) as Goneril, Morfydd Clark (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Cordelia and William Chubb (Lawrence After Arabia) as Albany, alongside the previously reported Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling. Shakespeare’s classic will play a limited engagement October 25 through December 3 and officially open on November 4 at the Old Vic.Jessie Mueller Will Melt Your HeartIt’s Memorial Day weekend! To get us in a delicious mood, here’s Tony winner Jessie Mueller with the number “She Used to be Mine” from Waitress. Sara Bareilles’ musical is currently cooking up a storm at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. See you on Tuesday! View Comments ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
Thailand’s cabinet approved a plan to restructure troubled Thai Airways International Pcl’s finances through a bankruptcy court, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.The plan for a court-led restructuring of the national carrier replaces a previous proposal of a government-funded rescue package that was heavily criticized in the country.The state-controlled airline’s troubles are the latest example of how the coronavirus pandemic is crippling the global airline industry. Colombia’s Avianca Holdings SA and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd have filed for bankruptcy protection since the pandemic broke out.Airlines around the world have grounded the bulk of their capacity due to government directives and border restrictions.Thai Airways, though, had been in trouble even before the outbreak of the coronavirus due to stiff competition from budget airlines and bloated costs.It posted losses every year after 2012, except in 2016. In 2019, it reported losses of 12.04 billion baht ($377.3 million). Topics : “The government has reviewed all dimensions … we have decided to petition for restructuring and not let Thai Airways go bankrupt. The airline will continue to operate,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters at a news briefing. “Thai Airways will be protected by the courts …. and a professional will be appointed to oversee the restructuring,” Prayuth said, adding the airline’s workers will continue to have jobs.Thai Airways said the plan will be implemented through the Central Bankruptcy Court and it would operate as usual as the restructuring took place.“Thai Airways will not be dissolved or go into liquidation or be declared bankrupt,” Thai Airways Acting President Chakkrit Parapuntakul said in a statement.Operations including passenger and cargo transportation will continue in parallel with the plan, he said.Thai Airways shares surged 11.7% on Tuesday, but are still down by about a third this year.