Fintech Curve closes $95m Series C round as it eyes US expansion

first_img whatsapp Fintech Curve closes $95m Series C round as it eyes US expansion London-based fintech Curve has secured $95m in its latest fundraising round to fuel its expansion into the US and launch a new credit product.  The Series C round was led by IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital, with participation from OneMain Financial, and brings the total capital raised to almost $175m.  “This fundraise stands out as an endorsement of Curve’s unique product strategy, the excitement surrounding the debut of Curve Credit, and the upcoming launch of Curve in the US,” founder and chief executive Shachar Bialick said.  London fintech Curve allows users to consolidate all their credit and debit cards into one smart card and app. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportMoney PopThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoney PopCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirror But the year was not without its hiccups. As one of the few fintechs to use disgraced payments firm Wirecard’s solutions in the UK it was hit by a three-day outage after the regulator froze Wirecard’s UK business.  Compared to its challenge bank peers Monzo and Revolut, Curve enjoyed somewhat of a stellar 2020 despite the pandemic. It reached 2m customers after extending its offering to include Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay for its European customers.  It has grown its leadership team and announced plans to open its first US office as a base for its Stateside operations.  whatsapp The startup has said it will use the fresh round of funding to not only expand geographically but drive new products including Curve Credit.  Share London fintech Curve allows users to consolidate all their credit and debit cards into one smart card and app. Also Read: Fintech Curve closes $95m Series C round as it eyes US expansion Tuesday 12 January 2021 9:04 am London fintech Curve allows users to consolidate all their credit and debit cards into one smart card and app. Also Read: Fintech Curve closes $95m Series C round as it eyes US expansion More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Founded in 2015, the startup allows users to consolidate all their credit and debit cards into one smart card and app.  Angharad Carrick Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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News / ASL takes over TNT’s two airlines as FedEx deal completes

first_img TNT’s airlines have now become ASL Airlines Belgium and ASL Airlines Spain, after the express operator was forced to sell them as part of its takeover deal with FedEx. Under EU law, FedEx cannot own a majority share in EU airlines.ASL Aviation now has an additional 35 aircraft in its fleet. The Irish company said there would be no disruption to services.ASL said that airlines would maintain current contracts with partners, while employee terms and conditions would “be respected”. The TNT Airways facility in Liege and Pam Air’s Madrid facility would also be maintained. TNT’s Liege Eurohub was not part of the sale.ASL, along with acquiring the airlines, has entered a “multi-year” service agreement to operate flights for FedEx/TNT. By Alex Lennane 24/05/2016 A staff of 580 people transferred from TNT to ASL, which now has nine airlines in total and 2,500 staff. It will continue to serve multiple customers in the freight industry, it said.“This is a key strategic step in the continued growth of ASL Aviation Group and I am delighted to welcome the people of TNT Airways and Pan Air to ASL,” said Hugh Flynn, CEO.“ASL has been providing air services to both FedEx and TNT since the early 1990s and it’s a tremendous privilege now for ASL Aviation Group as an air service provider to play a major role in what these two excellent companies, FedEx and TNT, have built up over many years,” he continued.“We operate in a highly competitive market and our continued growth is founded in our mission to be the preferred neutral service provider and to always exceed our customers’ expectations. We will continue to use our strength and stability to offer the most competitive and the best possible service to all of our customers.”CEO Tex Gunning thanked the former employees for the “dedication to serving TNT and its customers.”last_img read more

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Multiple new genes linked to same-sex sexual behavior, once again ruling out a single ‘gay gene’

first_img Privacy Policy “We also found that it’s effectively impossible to predict an individual’s sexual behavior from their genome. Genetics is less than half of this story for sexual behavior but it’s still a very important contributing factor,” Neale said.advertisement By Associated Press Aug. 29, 2019 Reprints Please enter a valid email address. APStock Trending Now: The study was released Thursday by the journal Science. Results are based on genetic testing and survey responses.Some of the genetic variants found were present in both men and women. Two in men were located near genes involved in male-pattern baldness and sense of smell, raising intriguing questions about how regulation of sex hormones and smell may influence same-sex behavior.Importantly, most participants were asked about frequency of same-sex sexual behavior but not if they self-identified as gay or lesbian. Fewer than 5% of U.K. participants and about 19% of U.S. participants reported ever having a same-sex sexual experience.The researchers acknowledged that limitation and emphasized that the study’s focus was on behavior, not sexual identity or orientation. They also note that the study only involved people of European ancestry and can’t answer whether similar results would be found in other groups.Origins of same-sex behavior are uncertain. Some of the strongest evidence of a genetic link comes from studies in identical twins. Many scientists believe that social, cultural, family, and other biological factors are also involved, while some religious groups and skeptics consider it a choice or behavior that can be changed.A Science commentary notes that the five identified variants had such a weak effect on behavior that using the results “for prediction, intervention or a supposed ‘cure’ is wholly and unreservedly impossible.”“Future work should investigate how genetic predispositions are altered by environmental factors,” University of Oxford sociologist Melinda Mills said in the commentary.Other experts not involved in the study had varied reactions. The research “provides the clearest glimpse yet into the genetic underpinnings of same-sex sexual behavior,” said co-author Benjamin Neale, a psychiatric geneticist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Tags geneticsresearchcenter_img Associated Press CHICAGO — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality. The variants were more common in people who reported ever having had a same-sex sexual partner. That includes people whose partners were exclusively of the same sex and those who mostly reported heterosexual behavior.The researchers said thousands more genetic variants likely are involved and interact with factors that aren’t inherited, but that none of them cause the behavior nor can predict whether someone will be gay.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. In the LabMultiple new genes linked to same-sex sexual behavior, once again ruling out a single ‘gay gene’ Leave this field empty if you’re human: Dr. Kenneth Kendler a specialist in psychiatric genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University, called it “a very important paper that advances the study of the genetics of human sexual preference substantially. The results are broadly consistent with those obtained from the earlier technologies of twin and family studies suggesting that sexual orientation runs in families and is moderately heritable.”Former National Institutes of Health geneticist Dean Hamer said the study confirms “that sexuality is complex and there are a lot of genes involved,” but it isn’t really about gay people. “Having just a single same-sex experience is completely different than actually being gay or lesbian,” Hamer said. His research in the 1990s linked a marker on the X chromosome with male homosexuality. Some subsequent studies had similar results but the new one found no such link.Doug Vanderlaan, a University of Toronto psychologist who studies sexual orientation, said the absence of information on sexual orientation is a drawback and makes it unclear what the identified genetic links might signify. They “might be links to other traits, like openness to experience,” Vanderlaan said.The study is a collaboration among scientists including psychologists, sociologists, and statisticians from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. They did entire human genome scanning, using blood samples from the U.K. Biobank and saliva samples from customers of the U.S.-based ancestry and biotech company 23andMe who had agreed to participate in research.— Lindsey Tanner Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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Moment in time: Lalor Clan rally in 2008

first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding The clan gathering began with an U14 ladies’ football match in Fr Breen Park on Friday evening.The AGM took place on Saturday morning followed by a historic tour of Portlaoise in the afternoon, guided by John Hartford. One of the highlights of the tour was a stop off to view the recently erected statue of James Fintan Lalor at County Hall.Refreshments were enjoyed afterwards in Whelan’s in Ballyroan before the banquet on Saturday night in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.On Sunday a ecumenical service was celebrated by Rector Canon Patrick Harvey in Ballyroan Church. Another visit to Whelan’s followed before lunch in the Manor Hotel rounded up proceedings.Ita Culliton and Josie Dunne at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Picture: Alf Harvey.Jim and Kay Lawlor and Betty HughesTom Lalwor and John O’RourkePaddy and Mary LalorAnn, David and Ursula LawlorBrian Murphy, Olive Murphy and Eamon Kirwan with Mary and Eamon Lalor (front)SEE ALSO – Launch of Portarlington French Festival in 2004 Moment in time: Lalor Clan rally in 2008 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Brian Murphy, Olive Murphy and Eamon Kirwan with Mary and Eamon Lalor (front) at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel for the î Leathlobhair Clan rally annual dinner.Picture: Alf Harvey. The Lalor name has a long and proud association with Laois and when the clan held its rally 10 years, ago photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the event.It certainly was a momentous occasion as a former paratrooper and homicide detective was unanimously elevated to the position of Chieftan of the O’Leathloblair clan.The Leinster Express reported that Tom Lawlor, a native of Shanahoe now living in Abbeyleix, was appointed as Chieftain at the 16th annual clan rally.From the outset, the powers bestowed on him were outlined, including the authority to declare war on any tribe that showed hostility to the Lalor clan.The only son of the late John and Bridget Lawlor, Tom emigrated to the United States in 1962, after graduating from Patrician College, Ballyfin. Rugby WhatsApp By David Power – 15th July 2018 Facebook Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in time: Lalor Clan rally in 2008 We Are LaoisMoment in Time Twitter Community Previous articleCare urged on roads as rain leads to dangerous driving conditionsNext articleA Jobs Boost, Transitioning to College and the Super 8’s – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Community After serving as a paratrooper in the US Army, he joined the New York Police Force (NYPD).He spent 16 years in the force, finishing as a homicide detective.He embarked on a major life change in 1984, when he and his wife Brigid returned to Ireland to open Norefield, a guesthouse in Abbeyleix. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Twitter TAGSLalor Clan RallyMoment in Time last_img read more

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MFDA hearing panel bans, fines rep for charging clients additional fees

first_img Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator James Langton The MFDA hearing panel, which has yet to issue its reasons in the case, found that three of the six allegations brought against Martin were proven. Specifically, the hearing panel found that he “disregarded directives” from his dealer to stop charging service fees to clients, or providing services outside the dealer, such as insurance, tax and estate planning, in exchange for annual fees between 0.5% and 2.5% of the clients’ mutual fund assets. The firm ordered him to stop charging the fees after it received several client complaints. Yet, the hearing panel said the Martin misled his firm about whether he stopped charging the service fees; and it also found that he misled MFDA staff during its investigation, “when he falsely stated during an interview with staff that he had ceased charging service fees.” In addition, the MFDA hearing panel found that Martin was in conflict of interest when he solicited a pair of clients to appoint a corporation that he controlled as a trustee of their will. Photo copyright: serezniy/123RF IIROC reaches settlement with three former All Group reps serezniy/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news BFI investors plead for firm’s sale A Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) hearing panel handed down a permanent ban, a $75,000 fine and ordered $7,500 in costs against Charles Albert Martin, a former financial advisor with Investia Financial Services Inc. in Kitchener, Ont., after it found he committed several violations stemming from his practice of charging additional service fees outside of his dealer. Keywords EnforcementCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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European regulators issue executive guidance

first_img The risk of a sudden, severe correction remains: ESMA Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The guidelines are intended to ensure sound governance arrangements within financial institutions, highlighting “the importance for institutions to consider whether candidates have the knowledge, qualification and skills necessary to safeguard proper and prudent management of the institution. The guidelines also foster more diverse management bodies and, therefore, contribute to improved risk oversight and resilience of institutions,” the EFA and ESMA say in their announcement. Among other things, the regulators call on top managers to establish sound business and risk management strategies; and to ensure that executives have the knowledge, skills and experience to assess the institution’s activities, including its main risks. They also provide additional guidance on the scope of the assessment process for institutions and regulators. The joint guidelines are to take effect as of June 30, 2018. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Pandemic turns banks into preppers James Langton center_img Elevated risks are here to stay: ESMA The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on Tuesday published joint guidance for banks and investment firms on ensuring that top management is properly qualified to evaluate and manage risk. The joint guidelines aim to enhance, and harmonize, their requirements for firms to assess the suitability of top managers and executives. They form part of an effort to address issues revealed during the financial crisis with the composition and functioning of top management at both lenders and investment firms. Related news Keywords Risk management last_img read more

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Youth Month Activities to Inspire Young People to Greatness

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) is observing November as Youth Month, under the theme: ‘I Can, We Can ,Youth Can, Achieve Greatness’.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank yesterday (Nov. 4), Director of Youth Policy and Programme Development at the NCYD, Robertha Ellis, outlined that the month encompasses a series of premi Advertisements RelatedYouth Month Activities to Inspire Young People to Greatness Youth Month Activities to Inspire Young People to Greatness UncategorizedNovember 6, 2008center_img RelatedYouth Month Activities to Inspire Young People to Greatness RelatedYouth Month Activities to Inspire Young People to Greatnesslast_img

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Quarter of a billion dollars in small business cash grants out door, supporting 104,000 jobs

first_imgQuarter of a billion dollars in small business cash grants out door, supporting 104,000 jobs More than $253 million in cash grants has been paid to thousands of small businesses and not-for-profits across South Australia to help them survive and trade through COVID-19, in a sweeping economic stimulus program that Treasury analysis shows has supported more than 104,000 jobs.Businesses have described the grants as a ‘lifeline’, providing ‘generous and vital support’ to help protect and secure local jobs during uncertain times.Of the 20,885 businesses and not-for-profits to benefit – from cafes, restaurants and hotels to sporting clubs, clothing retailers, manufacturers and gyms – 20,097 received the $10,000 cash grant across Rounds 1 and 2 of the scheme.A further 788 received a $3,000 grant (ie, they are small businesses who do not employ staff – including sole traders/partnerships – who operate from a commercial premise and are continuing to suffer COVID-19 hardship).And those businesses who are still doing it tough have 2 weeks to apply* for the grants, with applications closing midnight, February 28.Treasurer Rob Lucas said the cash grants have provided a ‘huge shot in the arm’ for the local economy and supported thousands of businesses – and jobs – when they needed it most.“Our cash grants have provided critical, timely and targeted support for tens of thousands of local businesses and not-for-profit organisations to help them continue to trade through the greatest economic challenge of our time,” said Mr Lucas.“This money has been used to help sustain jobs and assist cover a business’ ongoing or outstanding operating costs, such as rent, power bills, supplier and raw material costs as well as other fees.“It’s part of our record $4 billion in economic stimulus over the next two years to support South Australian business and industry and turbo-charge the state’s ongoing economic recovery.”Steve Cox, who co-owns Orangetheory Fitness at Hawthorn which employs 13 people, said the $10,000 cash grant was “an absolute lifesaver” and helped the business continue to trade throughout the necessary COVID restrictions.“The cash grant was a vital support to us, it helped us pay the bills and keep the business going. We’re growing again and hoping to be back to full strength soon – we are even looking to employ another staff member in a few weeks,” Mr Cox said.Treasury analysis shows the major grant program has supported more than 104,000 jobs in businesses and not-for-profits across 400 local industries.Cafes and restaurants (11,004 jobs), takeaway food services (4,132 jobs), pubs, taverns and bars (3,805 jobs), hairdressing and beauty services (3,526 jobs), accounting services (2,074 jobs), accommodation (1,949 jobs), dental services (1,911 jobs), electrical services (1,877 jobs), management advice and related consulting services (1751 jobs) and real estate services (1,662 jobs) were among the many industries to benefit.Travel agents and tour guides, builders, vets, meat processors, manufacturers, fruit growers, childcare centres, aged care residential services – even beekeepers – have also received the government grants.*For more information on eligibility criteria and to apply for a grant, businesses are urged to visit: www.treasury.sa.gov.au /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, AusPol, Australia, Australian, business, childcare, covid-19, economic stimulus, Economy, fitness, Government, industry, real estate, SA Government, Small Business, South Australia, trade, travellast_img read more

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Response to National Audit Office report on Culture Recovery Fund

first_imgResponse to National Audit Office report on Culture Recovery Fund Contrary to media coverage of a recent report by the National Audit Office, over 80% of grants awarded in the first round of the Fund have been paid to successful organisations with the final instalments scheduled to be paid in early April. 85% of loans to the value of over £149 million have also been paid to successful organisations since February. This means that the funding designed to support organisations up until April has now gone out.Responding to recipients’ needsWe designed the fund to respond to the changing needs of recipients against what has been an unpredictable public health picture. Organisations across the sector asked us for this flexibility and we have given them the freedom to spend their awards in a timeframe that works for them.Grant awards were structured in instalments to give sustained support throughout the financial year to help recipients cover covid-related costs as they arose.Some money was held back for a second round so that we could reflect the latest public health position. Where organisations have needed to, we have allowed them to delay their award to the spring or early summer to cover reopening plans that have been pushed back.We have always been clear that no eligible organisation will be allowed to fail as a result of the payment schedule and none have. We acted quickly to save grassroot music venues with emergency funding to help them survive until the first Culture Recovery Fund grants were awarded.Throughout, any organisation at risk of imminent collapse and other severe financial risks has always been able to contact the delivery bodies about emergency payments.Safeguarding public investmentWhilst funding has been distributed at pace, it is right that we have put in place the safeguards that taxpayers would expect to see in such a huge investment.DCMS and our arms length bodies, Arts Council England, Historic England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute, overseen by a high calibre independent board, have worked flat out with rigorous but proportionate assessment and due diligence processes to pay organisations as soon as possible whilst stewarding public money on behalf of the taxpayer.We have been clear throughout that funds should only be for organisations at risk of financial failure, so that taxpayers money is not used to support organisations that can manage without it.We have also put in place other eligibility criteria and checks to target funds and to mitigate the risk of fraud or error. To ensure the time spent on checks did not lead to any eligible organisation failing, we created a fast track ‘Organisations in Distress’ route for those needing urgent support.More support still to comeSince the National Audit Office’s report was compiled, hundreds of millions of pounds more in support has been made available to the cultural sector. Applications are being processed for a £400 million second round of grants and loans and decisions on these awards will be made imminently. An additional £300 million announced at the Budget will help the hardest hit reopen and recover. This brings direct support for the culture sector during the pandemic to almost £2 billion.Whilst more help is coming to see our cultural sectors through reopening and recovery, organisations have also benefited from other support measures since the beginning of the pandemic. We have announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will continue until September, with a fourth and fifth grant. This provides certainty to business as the economy reopens and continues to be one of the most generous self-employment income COVID support schemes in the world. Through this crisis, the government will spend over £33 billion supporting those in self-employment through this scheme.The clear payment schedule of Culture Recovery Fund awards gives recipients the confidence to plan for the future and reopening. It is thanks to this unprecedented package of support that thousands of organisations and institutions, both big and small, have been saved so that the thriving cultural life of our nation will still be here after the pandemic.The London Theatre Company has received a loan from the Culture Recovery Fund.Nick Starr, co-director of London Theatre Company and the Bridge Theatre, said of the support:The grants made by the Culture Recovery Fund have been an essential intervention in the crisis that has befallen the performing arts. The CRF Repayable Finance Scheme is a further vital infusion of cash into a sector struck hardest by Covid, and we are very grateful to be included amongst these loans.We’re determined to do all we can to generate employment for the freelance community and joy for audiences. People are going to need ever more the stimulation of live performance and we’re determined to make our contribution as energetically as we can. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, business, community, council, culture, Economy, Emergency, employment, failure, finance, Government, Investment, London, pandemic, public health, taxpayer, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Discover more at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Theatre with Dine & Discover vouchers

first_imgDiscover more at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Theatre with Dine & Discover vouchers The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about and support local dining, arts and tourism businesses. All NSW residents aged 18 and over can now apply for the vouchers, worth $100 in total. Residents will receive 2 x $25 Dine NSW Vouchers and 2 x $25 Discover NSW Vouchers, which can be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues.The Blue Mountains Theatre and Cultural Centre are registered to accept Discover vouchers.At the Blue Mountains Theatre, your Discover voucher can be redeemed against the purchase of any live performance ticket. At the Cultural Centre, you can use your voucher to attend public programs, make shop purchases or for memberships.Blue Mountains Mayor Cr Mark Greenhill said: “The Discover vouchers are a wonderful incentive to come and enjoy the excellent cultural services that Council provides to both locals and visitors and make your next visit to Blue Mountains Theatre or Cultural Centre even more affordable.”Vouchers can be used 7 days a week, including public holidays, and can be redeemed in person or over the phone, but not online. Vouchers must be redeemed by 30 June. The performance, program or membership can be after this date, but the voucher must be spent before the end of the financial year.See what programs and exhibitions are on at the Cultural Centre.See what performances are coming up at the Blue Mountains Theatre.Apply for your Dine & Discover Vouchers.“These vouchers are a timely way to support Blue Mountains makers, artists and performers after the challenges the creative sector have faced recently.“And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, a locally-crafted artisan product from the Cultural Centre shop, an InSight Membership, or an evening at the Theatre all make perfect gifts.” Cr Greenhill said.Photo: Blue Mountains Theatre and Cultural Centre are ready to accept your Discover voucher /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Arts, Blue Mountains, community, council, Discovery, Government, Greenhill, Internet, local council, Mother, Music, NSW, online, purchase, tourism, visitlast_img read more

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