Liverpool Lending – Liverpool IL http://liverpool-il.com/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 03:10:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://liverpool-il.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Liverpool Lending – Liverpool IL http://liverpool-il.com/ 32 32 From box office star to Strictly Come Dancing – what became of EastEnders’ Masood family? https://liverpool-il.com/from-box-office-star-to-strictly-come-dancing-what-became-of-eastenders-masood-family/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 12:55:35 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/from-box-office-star-to-strictly-come-dancing-what-became-of-eastenders-masood-family/ With its famous ‘duff duff’ cliff ends, the beloved Queen Vic pub and the iconic Albert Square, EastEnders – whether you like your soaps or not – is a British institution. Home to many famous families, the show gave Rakhee Thakarar, from Leicester, his big TV break, being part of the popular Masood family. A […]]]>

With its famous ‘duff duff’ cliff ends, the beloved Queen Vic pub and the iconic Albert Square, EastEnders – whether you like your soaps or not – is a British institution.

Home to many famous families, the show gave Rakhee Thakarar, from Leicester, his big TV break, being part of the popular Masood family.

A family rife with chaos (inevitably as this is EastEnders), the Masoods were at the center of storylines that shocked the nation and made us sob in equal measure – but what happened to the stars of this TV family very appreciated?

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From a Beatles-themed star at the box office, to the glitz and glamor of the Strictly dance floor, here’s what EastEnders’ Masood clan has become.

Nitin Ganatra – Masood Ahmed



Nitin Ganatra’s Masood Ahmed was a much-loved character

Walford mailman, Nitin Ganatra’s Masood Ahmed delivered many storylines as he and his family became a mainstay in the cast of EastEnders.

A much-loved character, Masood was a womanizer as well as a postman, going through a series of love affairs during his time in Albert Square, courting Jane Beale, Carol Jackson, Cathy Beale and Carmel Kazemi to name a few. a few, reports the sun.



Nitin Ganatra in The Worst Witch
Nitin Ganatra in The Worst Witch

After leaving the show for the first time in 2016 – the last original member of the Masood family to do so – Nitin returned a year later with two new parents, his uncle Arshad and his aunt Mariam, but he left permanently in 2019.

Since then, Nitin has starred in the powerful Channel 4 series The State as the father of a boy who joins ISIS, while he also played a teacher in CBBC’s The Worst Witch.

He was named an OBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honors List for his services to the theatre.

Nina Wadia – Zainab Masood



Nina Wadia
Nina Wadia was already famous before playing Zainab

Already famous before joining the cast of EastEnders, Nina Wadia was best known for her groundbreaking work as one of the four leads on the comedy sketch show, Goodness Gracious Me, the first all-Asian sketch show at the television.

While in Albert Square, Nina was at the heart of stories such as Zainab’s divorce from her husband Masood before being reunited with her first husband, the villainous Yusef Khan.

This second marriage turned into a powerful story of domestic violence that ultimately ended with Zainab being drugged by Yusef just as he was about to burn down their house.

Fortunately, Zainab is saved as the flames begin to rage, while Yusuf does not make it out alive.



Nina Wadia and partner Neil Jones emerged first from Strictly last year
Nina Wadia and partner Neil Jones emerged first from Strictly last year

Nina left EastEnders in 2013 and has since appeared in five series of the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours before appearing in several episodes of Death in Paradise in 2020, as the love interest of her lead actor. era, Ardal O’Hanlon.

More recently, she was seen strutting on Strictly Come Dancing but was the first celebrity to be eliminated last year.

Himesh Patel – Tamwar Massoud



Actor Himesh Patel
Himesh Patel’s Tamwar was geeky and goofy

Hardworking and studious, Tamwar was the geeky son of the Masood clan who did everything to please his pushy parents.

Played by Himesh Patel, Tamwar’s storylines on EastEnders included his growing love and burning desire to perform stand-up comedy – which led him to start the website Rude Masood, where he posed as his neighbors.

Among these was a gold print of June Brown’s legendary Dot Cotton.

Tamwar then suffered a failed marriage to his childhood sweetheart Afia before leaving the place in 2016, traveling with Nancy Carter.

They would then marry and divorce off-screen in 2019 and 2021 respectively.



LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Himesh Patel attends the UK premiere of "Yesterday" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on June 18, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Himesh Patel has since acted in films

As for Himesh, 2019 was his big year, taking on the lead role in Danny Boyle’s Beatles-themed film Yesterday.

Playing struggling musician Jack, Himesh has used his true love of music to play guitar on screen in a world where he’s the only person to have heard of the iconic Liverpool band.

Away from music, Himesh had a starring role in the BBC miniseries The Luminaries and appeared in Netflix’s hit film Don’t Look Up, as well as the US series Station Eleven.

Zahra Ahmadi – Shabnam Massoud (the first)

Unsure of life and what she wants to do, Shabnam’s first incarnation was left undefined in many ways and that’s part of why the original actor who played her, Zahra Ahmadi, left. after only a year on the soap opera.

Claiming it was due to a lack of storylines, the character left Walford for Pakistan before returning with his new guise several years later.



Actress Zahra Ahmadi
Zahra then starred in the ITV thriller Marcella

As for Zahra, she had a steady succession of television roles, appearing in an episode of Doctor Who where she was killed by a Cyberman before taking on one of the lead roles in the BBC Two sitcom Count Arthur Strong. .

Also appearing in Black Mirror as well as Marcella, Zahra can currently be seen in series three of ITV’s The Bay.

Rakhee Thakrar – Shabnam Masood (the second)



Actor Rakhee Thakrar as Shabnam Masood in EastEnders
Rakhee played Shabnam Masood for two years

With her new face, Shabnam the Second is more level-headed but eager to settle down, forming a relationship with Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami).

It was this relationship that put Leicester-born Rakhee at the heart of a devastating stillbirth story where she and Kush lost their baby.

To make matters worse, Shabnam then found out about Kush’s affair with her friend Stacey Branning.



Actor Rakhee Thakrar
Rakhee Thakrar went on to star in Netflix’s Sex Education

Since leaving EastEnders after just two years in 2016 – a move the actor called ‘risky’ – Rakhee has gone on to do recurring roles on Netflix’s Sex Education as well as off-screen roles, lending her voice to the character of Bliss for the adventures of the Doctor Who audio series.

On television, she was recently seen in the thrillers The Girl Before and Rules of the Game, while she is also set to appear on the big screen, alongside Timothee Chalamet in Wonka, the musical prequel to the film Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.

Marc Elliott – Syed Masood



Actor Marc Elliott
Marc Elliott’s Syed hasn’t been in EastEnders since 2012

Zainab’s golden child, Syed couldn’t hurt his mother’s eyes – except come out as gay.

Played by Marc Elliott between 2009 and 2012, Syed had a steady girlfriend in the form of Amria (Priya Kalidas), but then he began an affair with Christian Clarke – a hidden and forbidden relationship that put him at odds with his family and his faith.

He would end up confiding about his sexuality to his mother on the day he was to marry Amira, causing more friction in the family than ever before.



LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Marc Elliott attends the after party press night for "The girl on the train" at Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration on July 30, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Marc Elliott now mainly works on stage

He and Christian (John Partridge) both left the Square in 2012, with actor Marc having mostly focused his talents on stage, starring in performances by Tape and Wild Harvest.

On screen, he joined the cast of Holby City in 2016 as Isaac Mayfield, before leaving a year later. He then returned to reprise that role in 2019 before returning to the stage.

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gas ‘crook’ banked by net zero lenders | Liverpool City Champion https://liverpool-il.com/gas-crook-banked-by-net-zero-lenders-liverpool-city-champion/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:00:09 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/gas-crook-banked-by-net-zero-lenders-liverpool-city-champion/ Bankers have been accused of ‘industrial-scale greenwashing’ by funding a massive new gas field. But National Australia Bank and Westpac insist they agree with the global push for net-zero emissions. Woodside and BHP signed a $16.5 billion offshore LNG joint venture in November that will cement another 30 years of gas exports from Australia. Woodside […]]]>

Bankers have been accused of ‘industrial-scale greenwashing’ by funding a massive new gas field.

But National Australia Bank and Westpac insist they agree with the global push for net-zero emissions.

Woodside and BHP signed a $16.5 billion offshore LNG joint venture in November that will cement another 30 years of gas exports from Australia.

Woodside has now completed the sale of a 49% stake in the infrastructure that will process new onshore gas as part of a $5.6 billion expansion of the existing Pluto facility near Karratha in the region. from Pilbara in Western Australia.

Proponents say the eight-million-tonne-per-year Scarborough project will be one of the lowest-carbon sources of LNG for North Asian customers, with its 11.1 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Pluto Train 2’s first LNG shipment is scheduled for 2026.

Activist investor organization Market Forces says some of Australia’s biggest banks have been funding a “carbon bomb” at the scale of 15 high-emitting coal-fired power stations for three decades.

Activist Jack Bertolus told AAP that “industrial-scale greenwashing” also poses unacceptable risks to the fragile marine life and irreplaceable Aboriginal rock art of Murujuga, which is under study for the world heritage listing.

Ethical investors – large and small – are looking for truly sustainable and environmentally friendly places to place their capital.

Lenders and industry are eager to oblige.

“Climate action is everyone’s business. NAB wants to be part of the solution. We fully support net zero by 2050,” said NAB as a member of the global Net Zero Banking Alliance.

Certain groups, including market forces, are given a seat at the business table to share their concerns.

NAB, ANZ and Westpac are among 18 global banks in the consortium that have lent $3.486 billion ($4.85 billion) to specialist investors Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a stake in the Scarborough to Pluto project.

In releasing the bank’s oil and gas policy in November, NAB chief executive Ross McEwan said he would limit fossil fuel lending.

But the bank reserved the right to support integrated liquefied natural gas in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and some LNG infrastructure in other regions, below the oil exposure cap and on gas.

NAB does not comment on specific customers or transactions, but said it would align its loan portfolio to net-zero emissions by 2050.

“It’s the latest science that guides our methodology,” a spokeswoman told AAP.

NAB said it is training its bankers to ensure they understand this complex subject.

“We want the best climate bankers to support our clients,” she said.

“NAB has capped our oil and gas loans at $2.4 billion and we are the first Australian bank to do so publicly and transparently.”

The bank says the exposure cap will be reduced from 2026 to 2050, in line with the International Energy Agency’s net zero emissions scenario.

But this scenario also includes “no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects”, according to the agency’s executive director, Fatih Birol.

Mr Bertolus dismissed NAB’s oil and gas policy as an exercise in greenwashing that allows the bank to continue funding the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

“Despite a clear commitment to net zero, NAB just led a global banking consortium to activate a 1.6 billion tonne carbon bomb, with ANZ and Westpac as part of the deal,” he says.

“The vastness of the fossil fuel project is matched only by the banks’ willingness to repeatedly defraud their customers and investors, all of whom are demanding action on the climate crisis.”

Westpac told AAP it supports a net zero economy by 2050 and was the first Australian bank to back the Paris Agreement in 2015.

“We will support our existing customers and work with them to ensure they have Paris-aligned business strategies,” a spokeswoman said.

“We also expect any new oil and gas exploration, production and refining customers to have publicly disclosed their Paris-aligned business objectives.”

The bank develops financing strategies and portfolio objectives aligned with Paris, in particular for sectors representing the majority of financed issues.

The project has also been the subject of legal challenges citing “staggering amounts of pollution”.

The Environmental Defenders Office, acting on behalf of the Conservation Council of WA, says the Scarborough development will result in 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over its lifetime.

Woodside boss Meg O’Neill described the project as a “world-class resource, a globally competitive project and a game-changer for Woodside”.

“The Scarborough gas development via Pluto Train 2 is expected to deliver significant value to our shareholders, create thousands of jobs and provide energy to domestic and international customers for decades to come,” she said. .

Ms O’Neill told analysts late last year that Scarborough was “a suitable investment from a decarbonisation perspective”, given the region’s remoteness from coal.

“With approximately 0.1% carbon dioxide in the reservoir and a new efficient LNG train at Pluto, it will be one of the low-carbon LNG sources delivered to Asia.”

ANZ says social, environmental and credit checks are used for any potential financing of large commercial customers.

“We have specific requirements for energy customers, in line with our Climate Change Commitment published in November,” an ANZ spokesperson told AAP.

“This includes supporting these customers with plans and commitments to reduce their impact on the climate, seeking to provide more financing to reduce emissions.”

He said ANZ aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its power generation loan portfolio by 50% by 2030, aligning loans with the Paris targets.

“We also aim to fund and facilitate $50 billion by 2025 to support our clients’ transition to a low-carbon economy, which includes renewable energy, ‘green buildings’ and emerging technologies. such as hydrogen.”

But an independent analysis of the Scarborough project in December found it “represents a bet against the world implementing the Paris Agreement” to limit global warming.

“The company’s arguments – that the project complies with the Paris Agreement – are incorrect,” Climate Analytics said in the report.

It was also not deemed consistent with the global move by businesses and many governments towards net zero emissions by 2050, or earlier.

“The Scarborough-Pluto project is not consistent at 1.5 degrees and is therefore a major stranded asset risk,” the analysts said.

The project was also found to result in a substantial increase in Western Australian emissions and a significant lock-in of carbon-intensive activity far beyond that of the LNG plant itself.

Much of the proposed emissions reductions for Scarborough will be achieved through offsets, including A$100 million Australia-wide Pluto LNG tree plantings, as well as energy efficiency in the design and operations.

“Carbon offsets are often used to launder fossil fuels, distracting attention from the critical need to rapidly reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels,” Climate Analytics found.

“Evidence suggests that offsetting CO2 from burning fossil fuels by planting trees is scientifically flawed.”

The WA Labor Government welcomes the thousands of jobs the massive project aims to create.

Australian Associated Press

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Funny Money spent at Venice Pizzeria in Yorkville https://liverpool-il.com/funny-money-spent-at-venice-pizzeria-in-yorkville/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:37:34 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/funny-money-spent-at-venice-pizzeria-in-yorkville/ Yorkville Police invest in passing counterfeit money to Venice Pizzeria on Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville, NY. The incident happened on Saturday, January 15 just before 1 p.m. and involved counterfeit $20 bills. Yorkville Police DepartmentYorkville Police Department We’ve posted a surveillance photo of the suspects below. Yorkville PoliceYorkville Police Department Anyone with information is asked […]]]>

Yorkville Police invest in passing counterfeit money to Venice Pizzeria on Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville, NY.

The incident happened on Saturday, January 15 just before 1 p.m. and involved counterfeit $20 bills.

Yorkville Police Department

Yorkville Police Department

We’ve posted a surveillance photo of the suspects below.

Yorkville Police

Yorkville Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yorkville Police Department at (315) 736-8331.

The police say IIf you see anything suspicious, please contact them immediately.

There are also helpful tips for identifying counterfeit bills, especially for identifying a counterfeit $20 bill.

Counterfeit notes have increased over the past year. We previously reported fake money floating around upstate New York in Oneida, NY, and north from Saratoga, NY to Hudson Falls, NY. Police across the state have provided tips on how to spot this fake money and it’s pretty easy.

Keep keeping an eye out and looking through your money to make sure you don’t have a fake stashed in your wallet.

I hope you are not affected by these counterfeit notes.

Another thing to keep in mind is gift cards. State Controller Thomas DiNapoli urges New York residents to use vacation gift cards they have received in a timely manner.

DiNapoli says if not, the money could possibly be given to the New York State Office of Unclaimed Fundss.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:  This post of for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Police.  All arrested persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information was available.]

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Can a gay cruise keep 5,500 people safe amid Covid? https://liverpool-il.com/can-a-gay-cruise-keep-5500-people-safe-amid-covid/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:49:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/can-a-gay-cruise-keep-5500-people-safe-amid-covid/ Of the 2,700 rooms sold, Mr Campbell said only 35 had been canceled since January 1. For guests unable to travel due to government restrictions or closures, Atlantis is showing more flexibility and issuing credits for future cruises, Campbell said. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic, he said, the company is addressing […]]]>

Of the 2,700 rooms sold, Mr Campbell said only 35 had been canceled since January 1.

For guests unable to travel due to government restrictions or closures, Atlantis is showing more flexibility and issuing credits for future cruises, Campbell said. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic, he said, the company is addressing cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis and trying to accommodate as many people as possible.

“We are here to take care of people and we do our best,” he said. “But if someone comes to us and just says they want their money back, because they don’t feel comfortable going on a cruise, we recommend that they get travel insurance ‘cancel for any reason’ whether it be “.”

Since restarting operations in the United States in June, many cruise lines and tour operators have adopted flexible cancellation policies, offering credits or refunds to customers who wish to change their itinerary due to the coronavirus.

Prior to the pandemic, Atlantic Events welcomed over 25,000 guests each year, hosting specialist gay and lesbian events on cruise ships and resorts around the world. Last year it was forced to cancel or postpone several events, including its 30th anniversary cruise.

“We went almost two years without income and we are a self-funded small business. It was a huge challenge to survive,” Mr Campbell said.

Although the company is not offering refunds, it says the health and safety of its guests is a top priority and that it will enforce Royal Caribbean’s health and safety protocols, which include a face mask mandate. indoors, except while eating and drinking and in crowded spaces outdoors. . Royal Caribbean officials say that while the Omicron variant has increased cases aboard its ships in recent weeks, most infections have been mild and have not resulted in serious illness. Still, with a growing number of crew and passengers contracting the virus, the cruise line, like other cruise lines, canceled several trips this month in what it called “extreme caution. in the wake of “the continuing evolution of Covid conditions.”

Passengers booked on the Atlantis cruise are keeping a close eye on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship, which was chartered this week by another LGBT travel company for a seven-night Caribbean cruise. This ship’s capacity is much smaller, at 2,218 passengers, but cases of coronavirus have been reported to the CDC and have reached their investigation threshold.

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Liverpool Council texts and emails could be scrutinized as listeners call for new inquiry https://liverpool-il.com/liverpool-council-texts-and-emails-could-be-scrutinized-as-listeners-call-for-new-inquiry/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:36:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/liverpool-council-texts-and-emails-could-be-scrutinized-as-listeners-call-for-new-inquiry/ The investigating commissioners are “dissatisfied” with some of the council’s responses to an explosive report. Auditors have called for a full independent review of Liverpool City Council – which could involve reviewing text messages from senior officers. Commissioners were appointed last year to oversee the council’s planning, regeneration, property management and highways departments which were […]]]>

The investigating commissioners are “dissatisfied” with some of the council’s responses to an explosive report.

Auditors have called for a full independent review of Liverpool City Council – which could involve reviewing text messages from senior officers.

Commissioners were appointed last year to oversee the council’s planning, regeneration, property management and highways departments which were highlighted in a damning report.

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Auditors Grant Thornton say they are ‘dissatisfied’ with the answers given to them by the board about whether there is evidence of other problems outside of the areas examined in the appellant’s explosive report.

At a meeting of the board’s audit committee, Grant Thornton director Andy Smith said further investigations could include reviewing senior officers’ emails and text messages.

Why is the board under review?

Government commissioners were installed on the council last year after the shocking revelations of the Max Caller report.

They currently oversee work in the problematic departments of regeneration, highways, property management and planning. But the auditors suggested that more scrutiny is needed for other departments in the council.

Mr Smith told a meeting of the council’s Audit and Governance Committee on Tuesday that the arrest of former Mayor Joe Anderson in December 2020 was a game-changer in terms of the level of risk that needs to be assessed before that Grant Thornton can sign the council books.

Former Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson was arrested in December 2020. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Auditors sent a series of questions to the council in September after the release of the caller’s report, including questions about the work the council has done to assess areas outside these problem departments – explaining that they needed more proof before signing the 2019/2020 accounts.

The council gave a written response to the auditors on December 2, which Mr Smith said had left them unsatisfied that there was “sufficient” evidence to show the problems did not extend beyond the areas already reviewed during the Best Value inspection.

what was said

Grant Thornton director Andy Smith said: “I believe the inspection only covered regeneration, highways, planning and PAMS (real estate asset management service).

“We know the review went a bit further, what it didn’t do was proactively confirm that there were no issues elsewhere and we believe there are always has a shortcoming.

“It is likely in our view that an independent investigation is likely to be required.”

Mr Smith said that in order to meet audit requirements, this investigation would involve a “full” review of communications as well as a review of “material” delegated authorities and key procurement decisions to be made by someone with expertise in forensic investigations.

Chief executive Tony Reeves said the board “does not automatically agree” to what Grant Thornton has asked for and discussions are ongoing, including with the commissioners, on how best to proceed.

He added: “I’m concerned about how you prove a negative result.”

Mr Smith said the scope of the review would be critical, adding: “If it is too limited and cannot give us what we need in terms of audit evidence, we will be clear from the start.

“We see no point in an ongoing review that is not of sufficient scope.”

Corruption allegations

Liberal Democrat cllr Kris Brown questioned whether the review was due to specific Grant Thornton concerns or because listeners were taking a “defensive stance” in light of allegations of bribery and corruption.

He also said he shared some of the chief executive’s concerns adding: ‘The only way to prove a negative result is to go through every bottle of milk purchased.’

Responding to a question from Labor adviser Nick Crofts, Mr Smith said that since the arrest of Joe Anderson it had changed the auditor’s approach to understanding risk within the council.

Mr Smith said: ‘Once the mayor was arrested, it dramatically changed the requirements of what we have to do from an audit point of view.

“The approach we take is simply to meet the audit requirements, the auditing standards that we have to comply with, it’s not a defensive approach, it’s us who take our responsibilities under that requirement. , we absolutely believe this is necessary to do our job properly .

“Confounding Opinion”

Independent Cllr Peter Mitchell said he found the request for review “puzzling”.

Cllr Mitchell said: “You kindly responded that the mayor’s arrest was a game changer and I understand that but correct me if I’m wrong, you have no evidence to back up why you are doing this? “

He added: “We have been shaken financially, the cost involved here could be huge for a city that already has to pay commissioners, face levels of cuts.

“I want assurances that before any decision to go into a wider investigation, to bring it back to this committee with a full cost base to do so.

“Unless you have something to tell me, you don’t have a shred of evidence.”

In response, Mr Smith said: ‘With all due respect, we’re asking this because we don’t have proof, we need proof that it doesn’t go any further.

“We are required by auditing standards to seek and ensure sufficient audit evidence.”

“Empty the decks and start again”

Greens leader Cllr Tom Crone questioned why there was such resistance to the review, adding: “The last year has been about acknowledging past mistakes, trying to clean up bridges and starting over.

“Looking at these things, sunlight being the best disinfectant and all that, what’s the reason for not wanting an independent investigation to get to the bottom of issues that might be hidden?”

Chief executive Tony Reeves said the allegations that led to the best value inspection stemmed from robust internal processes that found no evidence of problems elsewhere, adding that the cost of a review could turn out to be “very important”.

He said: ‘:It’s an ongoing discussion, we haven’t argued with our listeners and in also discussing with the commissioners about this we are questioning value for money and proportionality.’

If the review is not carried out and Grant Thornton refuses to sign the accounts, finance director Mel Creighton said there could be consequences for the council’s finances in the future.

She said: “It may have an impact on cash management and we will have to look at the extent of it.

“If we have [accounts] as far as authority-to-authority lending is concerned, it may cost us more.

Following further discussions between Grant Thornton, council leaders and commissioners, the matter will be brought back to the committee in the coming months.

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Mikel Arteta brags that Arsenal can break transfer barrier signaled by Dusan Vlahovic and makes Eddie Nketiah final claim https://liverpool-il.com/mikel-arteta-brags-that-arsenal-can-break-transfer-barrier-signaled-by-dusan-vlahovic-and-makes-eddie-nketiah-final-claim/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:52:48 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/mikel-arteta-brags-that-arsenal-can-break-transfer-barrier-signaled-by-dusan-vlahovic-and-makes-eddie-nketiah-final-claim/ Mikel Arteta has claimed Arsenal still have significant transfer loan power, amid reported doubts about a deal for Dusan Vlahovic. The Gunners have made a new forward a priority after revamping other parts of their squad this summer. TBEN understands that freezing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave soon. Moreover, Eddie Nketiah is in the last six […]]]>

Mikel Arteta has claimed Arsenal still have significant transfer loan power, amid reported doubts about a deal for Dusan Vlahovic.

The Gunners have made a new forward a priority after revamping other parts of their squad this summer. TBEN understands that freezing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave soon. Moreover, Eddie Nketiah is in the last six months of his contract, so his future is also a major doubt.

But although Alexandre Lacazette is in the same position as Nketiah, TBEN has learned that Arsenal want to offer the shaped star a new two-year contract.

Nonetheless, Arsenal’s attacking ranks may soon decline. As such, reports claimed the Gunners wanted to sign Fiorentina striker Vlahovic in January.

Moreover, they were supposedly “not put off” after learning a move will cost a total of £ 150million. The Serbian international has scored 16 goals this season. He also finished 2021 as the second top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues.

But reports have claimed that doubts remain as to whether Vlahovic and his representatives will agree to move to Arsenal. According to Arteta, however, Arsenal still have a power of attraction.

“Historically this club has always targeted the best players in the world and they’ve always been interested in coming here,” the Gunners boss said at a press conference.

“I can say it hasn’t changed. Every time I spoke to a player he was so willing to come.

Arteta opens up about Arsenal transfers amid Vlahovic link

“It’s one of our greatest powers and our ability to grab people’s attention and join our club is a big plus for us.”

Meanwhile, Arteta has already admitted doubts about Nketiah’s future. However, he said on Wednesday that “he is our player and he will stay with us”.


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The England Under-21 international has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace.

Arteta’s press briefing also covered Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.

Arteta talks about Arsenal semi-final

The first leg will now take place at Anfield instead of the Emirates Stadium as had been planned until cases of coronavirus in the Reds’ camp saw the game postponed last Thursday.

A week later, Arteta insisted that his team’s news situation remains “extremely volatile and uncertain”. He had nine players absent for various reasons – including coronavirus – in Sunday’s FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest.

Granit Xhaka is recovering from Covid-19 and Arteta is hoping to have an update on the midfielder on Wednesday.

“After having COVID, they go through this disease in a different way,” the official said.

“Some are struggling and others are doing well. Whenever we get the chance to train Granit with the team, we’ll see where he stands. I don’t know where he will be physically, but I do know where he will be. mentally.

Arsenal reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after beating West Brom, Wimbledon and Leeds United.

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Sorted, Peak and PixelMax investor Praetura Group to create jobs after record year https://liverpool-il.com/sorted-peak-and-pixelmax-investor-praetura-group-to-create-jobs-after-record-year/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 00:01:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/sorted-peak-and-pixelmax-investor-praetura-group-to-create-jobs-after-record-year/ A Manchester debt and equity provider, which has backed Sorted, Peak and PixelMax, hailed a 2021 record by providing £ 253million to SMEs. The Praetura Group lending division, which includes Praetura Asset Finance, Praetura Commercial Finance, Praetura Invoice Finance and Kingsway Finance, ended the previous year with a loan portfolio of £ 123million. However, during […]]]>

A Manchester debt and equity provider, which has backed Sorted, Peak and PixelMax, hailed a 2021 record by providing £ 253million to SMEs.

The Praetura Group lending division, which includes Praetura Asset Finance, Praetura Commercial Finance, Praetura Invoice Finance and Kingsway Finance, ended the previous year with a loan portfolio of £ 123million.

However, during 2021 the group increased its group loan portfolio to over £ 200million, marking its highest lending levels since its inception in 2011 and a 62% increase from 2020.

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Praetura Asset Finance and Kingsway Finance completed more than 1,000 transactions in 2021.

Praetura Commercial Finance, which is one of the group’s fastest growing companies, saw a 70% increase in funding requests and underwrote more than £ 82million of new facilities during the year .

Praetura Invoice Finance, which launched in September, has already attracted a large list of clients from a variety of industries including construction, FMCG, manufacturing and sourcing.



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Peadar O’Reilly, Managing Director of Praetura’s Lending Division, said: “The rise in specialty finance is the result of companies demanding greater flexibility from lenders.

“We are very proud of what the team has accomplished in 2021 and are delighted to capitalize on this success. Praetura’s lending businesses are aiming for a combined loan portfolio of £ 300million by the end of 2022 . “

Praetura Ventures has invested in eight new portfolio companies, including BankiFi, Coadjute and Maxwellia.

After supporting the company from the start-up stage, she also participated in Peak’s $ 75 million Series C fundraiser, led by global investment giant SoftBank.

Praetura is now looking to invest in 13 new start-ups during 2022, bringing its total portfolio to 35 companies. Three other operational partners will be hired to support the portfolio.

The Praetura group employs more than 100 people in three offices in the northwest.

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Warning because millions of payday loan customers only have weeks to request repayments https://liverpool-il.com/warning-because-millions-of-payday-loan-customers-only-have-weeks-to-request-repayments/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/warning-because-millions-of-payday-loan-customers-only-have-weeks-to-request-repayments/ Four million people may be entitled to a refund – but you have until the end of February to claim it. Following an August 2021 court ruling, borrowers who have been badly sold home loans by Provident Financial can get some of their money back. Under a new indemnity deal, customers who were given unaffordable […]]]>

Four million people may be entitled to a refund – but you have until the end of February to claim it.

Following an August 2021 court ruling, borrowers who have been badly sold home loans by Provident Financial can get some of their money back.

Under a new indemnity deal, customers who were given unaffordable loans through Provident or the three brands it owned – Satsuma, Greenwood and Gio, can now claim reimbursement.

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The “scheme of arrangement” system allows clients with outstanding claims to be reimbursed.

But last year the Mirror reported that many Provident customers would find the news a disappointment, as the lender believes they can only repay an average of 5-10% of disputed loans.

But it’s better than nothing – and nothing was a very real possibility.

Provident asked the High Court in London to approve the scheme because it feared it would not be able to reimburse all clients who filed complaints without running out of money.

The financial ombudsman’s watchdog sided with customers in three-quarters of the complaints against Provident.

So you are unlikely to get all your money back, but you could still receive hundreds of pounds in compensation.

You could even get back more than 10% of your loan if fewer people are claiming than Provident expects.

Around 4.3million loans are covered by cash, of which Provident has set aside £ 50million, and were all issued between April 7, 2007 and December 17, 2020.

The loans, which were issued by the four different brands, were sold between April 6, 2007 and December 17, 2020.

To be eligible for reimbursement, you must have taken out a loan during the period that was unaffordable.

This means that you would be unable to pay off the loan along with your bills and living expenses.

But now you only have a few weeks to apply for a refund.

You can make the claim online here.

If you have a valid claim, Provident will tell you how much you will be reimbursed.

He will also show how he came up with the figure he is offering you.

Provident Managing Director Malcolm Le May said: “We expect creditors to receive reparation payments in the second half of 2022.”

But the deal was criticized by the regulator of the Financial Conduct Authority, which said: “We have made it clear that we do not support the program for a number of reasons, including the main concern that consumers see themselves. offer much less than the full amount of the repair. they are owed. “

The program will close before the end of February 2022.

In May 2021, Provident announced that it would be retiring from the home loan after more than 140 years.

The lender, which reported a loss of £ 113million for the year, cited “changing customer preferences” for its decision to stop pushing loans on people’s doors.

Provident has been lending and collecting reimbursements on the doorstep since the 1880s.

Many of his loans are for short-term repayments and are often small amounts – typically a few hundred dollars.

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Dr Martens shares sink as biggest investor cuts stake https://liverpool-il.com/dr-martens-shares-sink-as-biggest-investor-cuts-stake/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 18:15:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/dr-martens-shares-sink-as-biggest-investor-cuts-stake/ gHello. We are returning to the normal earnings cycle with a solid business update from Next, which raised its earnings and sales expectations for the full year. The retailer said full-price sales were up 20% in the eight weeks to Dec. 25 compared to two years ago. It was £ 70million ahead of his previous […]]]>

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We are returning to the normal earnings cycle with a solid business update from Next, which raised its earnings and sales expectations for the full year.

The retailer said full-price sales were up 20% in the eight weeks to Dec. 25 compared to two years ago. It was £ 70million ahead of his previous forecast for the period.

As a result, he increased his forecast for pre-tax profits from £ 22million to £ 822million and said full-price sales would increase by 7 percent. He also declared a special dividend.

There were a few words of warning however, with the next warning growth would be “much weaker” after the first quarter due to strong comparative figures. It has also raised questions about the impact of rising inflation and a possible easing of pent-up demand on trade.

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What happened during the night

Asian stocks fell on Thursday, prolonging a global slump after minutes from the Federal Reserve meeting showed U.S. interest rates rising faster than expected amid concerns over continued inflation.

Concerns about higher U.S. rates combined with growing concerns about the rapid spread of the omicron coronavirus variant to weigh on riskier assets.

Asian stocks took inspiration from overnight losses on Wall Street. The Nasdaq plunged more than 3% on Wednesday in its largest single-day percentage decline since February and the S&P 500 fell the most since November 26, when news of the omicron variant hit global markets for the first time.

The MSCI’s largest Asia-Pacific stock index outside of Japan fell 0.95%, Australian stocks slipped 1.53%, and the Japanese Nikkei stock index fell 2.08 %.

Chinese blue chips fell 1.37% as a private sector survey showed activity in China’s service sector grew faster in December, but continuing Covid outbreaks weighed on perspectives.

Coming today

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ITV’s Anne: The Real Story of the Hillsborough Disaster Drama Series https://liverpool-il.com/itvs-anne-the-real-story-of-the-hillsborough-disaster-drama-series/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 19:25:09 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/itvs-anne-the-real-story-of-the-hillsborough-disaster-drama-series/ ITV’s new drama Anne tells the story of a mother Anne Williams who spent years fighting for justice after her son died in Hillsborough. His 15-year-old son Kevin attended the FA Cup semi-final Liverpool against Nottingham on April 15, 1989 and never returned home. Actress Maxine Peake stars as Anne Williams and while talking about […]]]>

ITV’s new drama Anne tells the story of a mother Anne Williams who spent years fighting for justice after her son died in Hillsborough.

His 15-year-old son Kevin attended the FA Cup semi-final Liverpool against Nottingham on April 15, 1989 and never returned home.

Actress Maxine Peake stars as Anne Williams and while talking about the real Anne she said: “Anne Williams was an amazing woman who spent half of her life campaigning for the truth about the death of her son and the other victims who were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough. The story of Anne and her family is truly inspiring.

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The series was shot in Liverpool and directed by BAFTA-winning director Bruce Goodison and produced by World Productions, whose previous hits include The Pembrokeshire Murders, Line of Duty and Vigil.



Actress Maxine Peake to play Anne Williams in ITV drama Anne

The four-part drama begins tonight on ITV at 9 p.m. with the second episode on Monday and it is believed that all four episodes will air on consecutive nights.

What was the Hillsborough disaster and is Anne based on a true story?

Anne is taken from a true story. The Hillsborough disaster is one of Britain’s most distressing tragedies.

On April 15, 1989, an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield turned into one of Britain’s most infamous tragedies.

The disaster and the incident left 97 dead and 766 injured.

Anne Williams’ son was just a teenager when he lost his life in the tragedy.

Although fans were originally blamed for the disaster, the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 was later found to be the result of South Yorkshire Police negligence.

Four days after the disaster, supporters of the Liverpool club were falsely blamed for the love at first sight in an infamous article published by The Sun newspaper under the headline ‘The Truth’.

The Sun’s editor at the time, Kelvin MacKenzie, was forced to apologize for the article, accusing him of “deliberate misinformation from the South Yorkshire Police”.

In 2012, the Hillsborough Independent Committee found that 116 police statements had been amended ‘to remove or modify adverse comments’ to South Yorkshire Police and four years later an investigation found that crash victims had been unlawfully killed.

Who was the real Anne Williams?

Anne Williams was the mother of Hillsborough disaster victim Kevin Williams, who was only 15 when he died. He was one of 97 people who died as a result of the disaster.

Anne then became an activist, campaigning to overturn the coroner’s initial verdict of accidental death.



Hillsborough disaster Anne Williams

According to the synopsis of the ITV series, the real Anne “sought new medical advice, found witnesses who had tried to resuscitate Kevin on the ground and put pressure on ministers for new investigations.”

She died of cancer in 2013, three years before an investigation decided that the victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.

Anne’s daughter Sara, who was only nine when her older brother died, continued her mother’s campaign after her death. In a statement released by ITV, Sara said she had thought “very carefully” before giving her support for the series.

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“I thought very carefully before deciding to go ahead with ITV’s drama Anne,” she said. “Mom’s story was so powerful and inspiring, and we all remember how important she thought it was to spread the word and to beat the drum for justice.

“I’m excited, as well as a little scared, for viewers to see my mom’s story, but I just felt it was the right thing to do. Alongside some very talented people we have gone out of our way to make sure we produce a series that does justice to my mom, our Kev, the 97 and everyone involved with Hillsborough.

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