The lawyer Joan Laporta, who was president of FC Barcelona between 2003 and 2010, assured this Wednesday that he will announce “before the end of the year” whether or not he decides to stand for the club’s presidential elections, initially scheduled for the summer of 2021.In a statement to ‘Deportes Cuatro’, Laporta indicated that he maintains the illusion and has “a project for the future.” Although he has proposed not to reveal his plans before the end of the year, he admitted that he is bringing together “a group of people” he trusts, “professionals, with experience” to do so.The lawyer has the desire to experience the last soccer stage of players like Leo Messi. “I am very excited to manage this period, I see myself winning ‘Champions’ and the League”, Laporta pointed out, who joked about it when remembering that in his stage “the madridistas did not win a single one (‘Champions’)”. As for Messi’s future, Laporta said that “he will have no problems” to renew, although he understands that as captain he is upset. “If I were a Barça player, I wouldn’t be very happy either”, he claimed.He specifically referred to the Neymar case. The former president believes that “they were not clear” with the Brazilian. “I would get Neymar back for sure”, said.And for the bench, Laporta also has a candidate. “Xavi? Of course it would be possible. It would be like the natural solution, the time will come when you consider it. He has to decide the moment, “he said.
Inland New South Wales (NSW) welcomes the announcement of new air services commencing this year that will bring the total of Tamworth’s commercial carriers from one to three.From 2 March 2015, Brisbane-based airline JETGO will introduce three flights a week to Tamworth and from 6 April 2015 they will increase flights to twice a day three times a week.As of 25 May 2015, Virgin Australia will introduce six return flights a week between Tamworth and Sydney in addition to the current Qantas Link Sydney to Tamworth services offered daily.Across the three carriers, a total of 96 flights in and out of Tamworth will be available each week, aimed at both corporate and leisure passengers.Inland NSW chief executive officer Graham Perry says the inclusion of these new flights prove Tamworth is a successful commercial hub and will provide better services for increased domestic and international tourists.“It also highlights the potential and benefit of increasing air capacity for targeted regional routes, which is very important for growing regional centres,” Mr Perry said.“Qantas Link must be recognised for the long and supportive service it has provided our regional destinations.“Coupled with the NSW Government’s announcement of increased funding for the business conferencing and events market, these announcements are good news for Tamworth and the broader New England region, which will benefit from the improved air capacity.”Mr Perry also noted the increased air capacity will help the city in peak periods like during the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival which welcomes Australian and international visitors.In February this year, Tamworth Regional Council approved modifications to the Tamworth Regional Airport valued at over AUD$500,000 which will help cater for the increased passengers soon to come.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson