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Jobs will stay in City after Brexit, says top asset manager

first_imgThursday 8 November 2018 10:53 pm Share August Graham Jobs will stay in City after Brexit, says top asset manager Jobs will not leave the City of London in huge numbers after Brexit, the head of one of the country’s biggest asset managers has said.Martin Gilbert, the co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen, said he is “positive” about the City’s future, and believes Dublin will be the big winner as jobs are created there to support London firms. whatsapp whatsappcenter_img “It’s going to be a tough time, because you have to get into the $1tn club as we call it, we’re at $600bn to $700bn.“We’re the largest independent outside the US so we do need to get bigger, and we intend to get bigger. We intend to be the consolidator of choice,” he said, predicting more consolidation in the market. He also praised the ministers’ hands-off approach to the City.“The government are going to leave the City largely to look after itself because the City is so adaptable,” Gilbert told a crowd at the City A.M. Awards.“All of us in the City have pressed the contingency button, we’ve pressed it a year ago, we’ve all set up our subsidiaries in Dublin or wherever is necessary.“I’m still very positive for the City. I don’t see many jobs leaving the city, I just see jobs being created in Dublin or Luxembourg as far as asset management is concerned. I think the big winner is Dublin.”Gilbert, who founded Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983 and grew it with several acquisitions, hinted at more deals to come. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: Aberdeen Asset Management Asset management Brexit City A.M. Awards Company Standard Lifelast_img read more

Chuka Umunna downplays speculation Tory MP Nick Boles could join the Independent Group

first_img whatsapp Share Chuka Umunna downplays speculation Tory MP Nick Boles could join the Independent Group whatsapp Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford, has been vocal in his opposition to a no-deal Brexit, putting him at odds with his local association. Vice president Martin Hill said members had been “betrayed by their parliamentary representative” and demanded Boles take “honourable course” and quit as an MP.Read more: Labour pains: Seven MPs quit to start new political allianceHowever, Boles has said he is not “ready to give up on the Conservative party yet” and will continue to take the Conservative whip at Westminster.The TIG was set up last month, initially by Umunna, Labour MPs Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker, Ann Coffey, Angela Smith. They were later joined by Labour MP Joan Ryan and Tories Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston.In an interview with Sky News at Advertising Week Europe, Umunna said he would not be tempted to rejoin the Labour party even if Jeremy Corbyn was removed as leader. Alexandra Rogers center_img He said Corbyn was “unfit to be Prime Minister” and was seen as a “messiah” in the Labour, as was former Prime Minister Tony Blair.Read more: The emergence of the Independent Group offers a hope for economic liberals”One of the things I disliked about the Labour party was the idea you have this deity, messiah person who is going to solve all your problems and could no wrong. I would not ever want to be party of party that is ever like that again.”I didn’t agree with that when Tony Blair was the leader and he was sometimes he was held up as a messiah, and I certainly disagree with it under Jeremy Corbyn. It’s not a grown up way to do politics and it demeans the people within the party.” Tags: Brexit Chuka Umunna Jeremy Corbyn People Monday 18 March 2019 1:27 pm More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has downplayed suggestions Tory MP Nick Boles could join the Independent Group (TIG), saying he does not share the same “progressive values” of its members.Asked why Boles, who quit his local party over his stance on Brexit, had not joined the rump of disaffected former Labour and Tory MPs, Umunna said: “I’m not sure that Nick shares the same progressive values that we do or progressive politics. He’s essentially a Conservative by his own admission, which is why he will still take the Conservative whip at the national level.”last_img read more

Gove: Free ports and smart regulation the prize of Brexit deal

first_img“The UK has a bright future outside the European Union, and with a deal secured we can begin our new chapter on firmer ground.” Michael Gove has said that free ports, business-friendly regulation and ‘smart’ interventions to support entrepreneurs are the benefits of leaving the European Union. Writing today, the Cabinet Office minister also says that businesses have the “certainty and the ability to plan for growth and investment.” whatsapp Saturday 26 December 2020 10:18 am It will be ratified in a vote in Westminster on December 30. Gove: Free ports and smart regulation the prize of Brexit deal James Silver The UK’s post-Brexit trade deal was struck on Christmas Eve, a week before the UK leaves the single market and the customs union. He also pledges to develop “a smarter regulatory framework in new and emerging areas of technology, from the life sciences to AI, which can bring jobs to areas which have been neglected. We can intervene more smartly to support scientists and tech entrepreneurs.” Gove writes in The Times that the deal allows Britain to “establish free ports, bringing innovation and investment to parts of the country that have endured economic decline.” Read more: Deal paves way for more negotiations on financial services Show Comments ▼ Read more: Opinion – forget Brexit, the EU is circling into decline The CBI welcomed the Christmas Eve accord. “Firms will immediately study the deals, when they can, to understand the implications for their companies,” the body’s Director General said. whatsapp (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) Share Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Yukon communities

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Nation & World | SoutheastPrince William and Kate Middleton visit Yukon communitiesSeptember 30, 2016 by Abbey Collins, KHNS-Haines Share:Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Carcross after a trip to Whitehorse. (Photo by Abbey Collins/KHNS)Alaska got as close as it could to a royal visit this week.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were met by a large crowd, music and dancing in Carcross this week.They event was part of a larger tour around the Yukon after traveling through British Columbia. The visit focused on First Nations issues and culture.“We as a people have struggled for generations and for years and years and we’re finally coming out of the other side of it so to speak,” said Andy Carvill, Chief of the Yukon’s Carcross Tagish First Nation. “We’re rebuilding our culture through songs and performances.”He spoke at a traditional ceremony welcoming Prince William and Kate Middleton to the small Yukon community of about 300 people on a crisp, sunny day.“The majority of the First Nations in the Yukon have settled,” Carvill said. “We are a government. And we’re asking that you assist us and help us to continue to build that relationship with the crown.”The royal couple was greeted with joyful dancing and singing, a performance by the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers and another by a children’s dance group.Carvill was joined by First Nations chiefs from across the territory, the Grand Chief, and the Premier, among other local dignitaries. Visitors came from around the Yukon, and some from Alaska. Amidst the merriment, Carvill spoke about serious issues affecting First Nations people.“We still have obstacles before us that we continue to battle on behalf of our people for the protection of our land, protection of our waters, the clean air that we breathe,” Carvill said.He says he’s optimistic that the Carcross Tagish First Nation that has been established for 10 years will have the support to work through those obstacles.“For those like the children that are dancing, carrying on our songs and our cultures,” Carvill said. “And those yet unborn, it’s very important to us to continue to work together to get that recognition as a government.”Ryan McDougall, who was part of the dance group that greeted the royal couple, said this visit is about education.“It means about educating people who, like the royals about our cultural ways and who we are as a sovereign people,” he said. “How we need to share our cultural ways. Our songs, our histories and our dance so that we can view each other as being equal.”There was a serious message at the core of the royal visit, but for many it was just plain fun to see royalty so close to home.“This is an epic trip,” said Nancy Spear, of Juneau.She came to Carcross with her friends Nan Saldi from Skagway and Kathy Madson from Haines, where the three started their journey.“And left the boat harbor at 4:30 to get to Skagway by seven so we could hit the border right when it opened.”Spear said it’s really exciting to see the Duke and Duchess in the Yukon.“That they would come to such a small place and that they value the beauty of our area,” says Spear.Cathy Sheardown is from Whitehorse and carries with her a photo album with pictures of previous generations of the royal family visiting the Yukon.“I think it’s great they always include the North within their visits,” Sheardown said. “Because quite often we are, we feel left out or separate from the rest of Canada but this proves we’re not, I guess.”The royal day in Carcross included a visit with a master carver, a trip to Montana Mountain to cheer on mountain bikers and a meeting with members of a program that employs young people to build trails.William and Kate also stepped on board the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad.While the royal couple was only in Carcross for a short time, it’s clear those few hours had a meaningful impact on the community, as people young and old came out to celebrate and welcome the regal guests to their home.Share this story:last_img read more

Land Securities snaps up former News UK Wapping headquarters

first_imgThursday 20 November 2014 8:41 pm Land Securities snaps up former News UK Wapping headquarters Tags: Company Land Securities Group 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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Kasmira Jefford Land Securities has bought the half stake it doesn’t already own in Thomas More Square, in Wapping, for £85.3m, the property firm announced yesterday.The building was home to News UK, publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and the Sun, until its parent company News Corp moved all of its businesses into new offices at London Bridge, next to the Shard. The newspaper group moved to Thomas More Square, near St Katharine Docks, in 2011 after selling its Wapping fortress to St George, part of the Berkeley Group for £150m. Land Securities said it has bought the 50 per cent stake from an affiliate of its joint venture partner the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.The Thomas More Square Estate spans around 4.2 acres and includes six office buildings with retail, leisure and parking space. The property group is revamping the building News UK occupied and has secured new tenants including market research firm Ipsos MORI and Japanese firm Mitsui. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

St. Matthew’s House food distribution on Tuesday, changes to December schedule

first_imgWhere to get free food in SWFL this week June 15, 2021 Hungry? St. Matthew’s House is giving away food in SWFL today June 3, 2021 Warehouse to help St. Matthew’s House better serve SWFL residents in need May 11, 2021 NAPLES, Fla. — St. Matthew’s House will hold a regular food distribution line tomorrow, Dec. 1 in Naples.The distribution site will be open from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Fairway Bible Church located at 3855 The Lords Way, Naples, FL 34114.The regular food distribution sites usually held on Thursdays at First Baptist Church will be postponed for the month of December.Food distributions at Mount Olive AME Church in Fort Myers will continue every Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM in December, except on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Where to get free food in SWFL April 26 – 29 April 26, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementSt. Matthew’s House broke their personal record this Thanksgiving by distributing 4,551 turkeys and meals. That’s 1,859 more households served then last years’ record of 2,692.During their “Hope For The Holidays” campaign, volunteers with St. Matthew’s House have been able to feed 37,366 people so far.With the increased need in the community, donations to St. Matt’s are helping more than ever. They are always in need of non-perishable food items or you can give online anytime here. AdvertisementTags: food distribution siteSt. Matthew’s Houselast_img read more

New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise on hold

first_img Previous articleTragic farm accident victim named as investigation is launchedNext articleJOB VACANCY: Enva are looking to hire an Accounts Technician Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Plans to build a new motorway service station in Portlaoise have suffered a number of set backs and have been put on hold.Laois County Council have looked for additional information on the development before reaching a decision.And there are a number of things that the Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland are not happy with.Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh struck a deal with Laois County Council last year which saw him purchase 110 acres at Togher in Portlaoise from NAMA – and then Laois County Council bought 76 of those acres from him.Mr McDonagh, who also owns the hotel group behind the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise, then lodged plans with Laois County Council for the development of a two-storey service area with shops, a food court and petrol pumps at Junction 17 at the M7 at Togher.The development is to include a retail unit, a food court and drive-thru, communal seating area, office, toilet and kitchen facilities, adjacent to Junction 17.But Laois County Council have asked Mr McDonagh to revise the plans and submit further information in support of his application.Regarding road safety, the Council want the developer to install a footpath on the near side of the road to the development and confirm that the road safety audit covers in detail a proposed second exit at the development.A controlled pedestrian crossing is also required.For surface water drainage, the developer must propose an alternative attenuation system and redesign the surface water attenuation system to allow for necessary storage as per stormwater management policy.He must also submit contingency plans for power failure of the surface water pump.And the Council also want the developer to engage with Irish Water for water infrastructure at the development.The TII is also unhappy as they reviewed the transport and traffic assessment provided by the developer and decided that there are serious deficiencies – like not taking into account the cumulative impact of the nearby Togher Masterplan.A further trip generation exercise will need to be undertaken and a graphical summary of peak hour flows and turning movements at the M7 junction 17 is to be provided.Transport Infrastructure Ireland has said that the development is not in accordance with the specified location for this type of project.The developer has also been asked to address a number of third party submissions made by members of the public.SEE ALSO – Major jobs boost as security firm to open Irish headquarters in Portlaoise By Alan Hartnett – 10th July 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp TAGSSupermacs Twitter Twitter Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise on hold Rugby Home News New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise on hold News WhatsApp Community Community Facebooklast_img read more

North Korea marks Kim Jong Il’s birthday with quarantine promotion lectures

first_img SHARE News North Korean authorities reportedly marked the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il with public lectures to bolster quarantine efforts against COVID-19.Cautioning people against letting their guard down even a bit, the lectures appear to be part of North Korea’s typical propaganda efforts to warn against “unusual phenomenon” on and around major national holidays.A source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on Friday that the authorities carried out lectures at workplaces and inminban (North Korea’s lowest administrative unit) in places throughout the province, including Chongjin and Hoeryong, on Feb. 15. The lectures were entitled, “Let’s Meaningfully Mark the Day of the Shining Star Holiday by Strengthening Emergency Anti-Epidemic Activities,” using the local name for Kim Jong Il’s birthday.According to explanatory material obtained through the source, North Korea presented three directions for its quarantine activities: “promotion of hygiene, identifying symptoms, and disinfection efforts.”Regarding the promotion of hygiene, the lectures stressed that the most important issue was awareness of “quarantine regulations.” If locals don’t follow those regulations, it could cause “a catastrophic disaster that cannot be reversed.”A sample of the documentation released for lectures that were held on Kim Jong Il’s birthday. / Image: Daily NKMoreover, the materials called on people to take quarantine efforts as “a serious matter on which their fate and that of their children depends,” and to show “responsibility and self-sacrifice without a moment’s carelessness.”Moreover, the materials called for elevating the awareness of the entire people toward quarantine efforts, adding that people “must strictly follow emergency anti-epidemic regulations, including wearing a mask, taking temperatures and disinfecting your hands.”The lectures also noted that all quarantine checkpoints in the country must take the lead in ensuring efforts to identify symptoms of the coronavirus take place.The lectures called on checkpoints to “temporarily quarantine” people with fevers and other “abnormal symptoms” and come up with measures based on “orders from relevant emergency anti-epidemic agencies.” They also said that non-contact thermometers must measure temperatures in ambient air temperature, as explained in the user guide.The lectures added that stores and restaurants should offer services while ensuring “many people don’t gather together.” This indicates once again that North Korea is conducting social distancing efforts. In regards to disinfection efforts, the lectures stressed the importance of keeping streets, villages and workplaces clean and tidy. They called the efforts a “patriotic project that are not just for us, but also for the Motherland.”Meanwhile, locals have offered lukewarm responses to the lectures, regarding them as a waste of time. In particular, some locals complain that the authorities “should be providing rations when we might starve to death at any time, not holding quarantine lectures.”Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarLee Chae Un RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News center_img News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IA Clarington launches new funds

first_img Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies IA Clarington Investments Inc. IG Wealth amends product shelf Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fundcenter_img IE Staff IA Clarington Investments Inc. announced the launch of the IA Clarington Core Plus Bond Fund and the IA Clarington Focused U.S. Equity Class on Wednesday. “We’re expanding our line-up to provide investors a unique way to protect their investment grade fixed income against interest rate risk with the Core Plus Bond Fund,” said Eric Frape, senior vice president, product and investments at IA Clarington. “Investors will also be able to take advantage of the ongoing economic recovery in the U.S. with the Focused U.S. Equity Class.” The IA Clarington Core Plus Bond Fund gives financial advisors and investors a fixed income solution that offers the stability of investment grade corporate bonds while protecting against interest rate risk and adds the benefit of enhanced income through holdings in senior loans and other higher yielding securities. “It is nearly impossible to predict when interest rates will rise, but it’s clear that the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn equity-like returns from fixed income has given way to a new environment where fixed income investors are earning a lot less yield than in the past,” said Jeff Sujitno, vice president and portfolio manager for the IA Clarington Core Plus Bond Fund. “In this environment, investors will benefit from rethinking the traditional approach to fixed income investing and that’s the approach we’re taking with this fund to manage that interest rate risk.” The IA Clarington Focused U.S. Equity Class leverages the stock-picking expertise of portfolio manager David Taylor. Taylor’s signature style of value investing focuses on uncovering quality stocks that have been overlooked or are currently out of favour due to short-term events or market conditions. “Historically, economic expansions have averaged nine years and typically, rising interest rates and inflation mark the end. We are only five years into this expansion and both rates and inflation remain low,” said Taylor about concerns that the U.S. market has reached a top. “Much of the earnings growth in this bull market has been the result of cost cutting and efficiencies. With an improving global economy, corporate revenues are starting to reap the benefits in terms of increasing volumes and raising prices and this fund provides an opportunity to profit from that growth.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CSE launches composite index

first_img Canaccord joins S&P/TSX Composite index Related news The index is market capitalization weighted and securities must meet minimum size requirements to qualify for inclusion. “The growth of our marketplace has led to increased interest in CSE-listed securities,” says Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE. “This new index reflects a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial companies and provides a gauge for investors to assess this unique segment of the Canadian capital markets.” The ondex is calculated and published by Germany-based Solactive AG. Solactive calculates indices for 160 clients in Europe, America and Asia. The new index is distributed through major data vendors and the CSE. Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is home to more than 270 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The exchange is operated by Toronto-based CNSX Markets Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff When the world caught Covid, diversified investors stayed healthycenter_img Keywords IndexesCompanies CNSX Inc. Skeptics say ‘buyer beware’ as high-flying Tesla joins S&P 500 The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) Friday announced today the launch of the CSE Composite Index. The index is the first established by the CSE and is designed to measure the performance of equity securities listed on the exchange. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Hanover Health Department Wants Tryall Gardens Sewerage Plant Relocated

first_imgHanover Health Department Wants Tryall Gardens Sewerage Plant Relocated UncategorizedJanuary 12, 2008 RelatedHanover Health Department Wants Tryall Gardens Sewerage Plant Relocated FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hanover Health Department, has once again called for the relocation of the Tryall Gardens Housing Scheme central sewerage plant.At the first monthly meeting of the newly elected Councillors, held at the Hanover Parish Council, on Thursday (January 10), Chief Public Health Inspector for the parish, Derrick Storer, pointed out that although the Tryall Gardens Housing Scheme plant is aesthetically well kept, there is a strong odour continuously emanating from it. The system is adjacent to the Sandy Bay Main road, at the front of the Tryall Gardens Housing Scheme.“The plant we notice has been maintained with bushing, but as we have mentioned time and time again in this council, the overall solution to the plant is to relocate it because the problems that it has, especially with odour, because of the nature of the plant, it will not go away,” he told the meeting.The relocation of the plant was previously proposed by the Hanover Health Department, and a site in the Kenilworth area of the parish has been identified by the Health Department as a more suitable location.Speaking with JIS News after the meeting, Mr. Storer explained that the proposed site would allow for a larger facility to be constructed, with the capacity to deal with more sewage from a wider geographical area. He said that sewage from areas such as Sandy Bay, Blue Hole and Kenilworth could be channeled to the proposed site easily.Meanwhile Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council and Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Lloyd Hill, expressed full support for the relocation of the plant, but noted that the relocation is not the responsibility of the Council.He told JIS News that the facility is in fact the responsibility of the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), the developers of the housing scheme, as it has not yet been taken over by the National Water Commission (NWC).He stated that he would be making every effort to bring all the relevant stakeholders on the issue together, with a view to bringing the matter to a suitable and swift resolution. RelatedHanover Health Department Wants Tryall Gardens Sewerage Plant Relocatedcenter_img RelatedHanover Health Department Wants Tryall Gardens Sewerage Plant Relocated Advertisementslast_img read more

TEMCO purchase very good news for Tasmanian jobs and industry

first_imgTEMCO purchase very good news for Tasmanian jobs and industry Peter Gutwein,PremierMichael Ferguson,Minister for State GrowthThe Tasmanian Liberal Government welcomes GFG Alliance’s announcement that it has finalised the purchase of the Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company (TEMCO) smelter in Bell Bay.Premier Peter Gutwein said TEMCO’s Bell Bay manganese alloy smelter plays an important role in the State’s economy, especially in Northern Tasmania.“As a major regional employer, the securing of the ongoing operation of the smelter and the site’s 250 jobs is welcome news, not only by TEMCO employees and their families, but also by the broader community,” Premier Gutwein said.“As we recover and rebuild from the pandemic, it is crucial business confidence remains strong to secure ongoing investment in Tasmanian industry and jobs, and this announcement will support that.”Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson said the Tasmanian Government worked hard to bring GFG to Tasmania to introduce a range of potential investment opportunities, including TEMCO. The Coordinator General’s team played a strong role on behalf of the Tasmanian Liberal Government.“We’re pleased GFG’s detailed due diligence has provided it with the confidence to invest in Tasmania, and we look forward to TEMCO continuing to employ a significant number of Tasmanians,” Minister Ferguson said.“Importantly, the smelter will become a key component of the group’s steel making capability in Australia and globally. This is fantastic for the long term and a credit to the GFG Alliance for having this vision and making this commitment to local employment.”With GFG Alliance’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030, it is no surprise that Tasmania’s world-leading renewable energy credentials were a key consideration. /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:AusPol, Australia, Bell, business, community, employment, Ferguson, Government, industry, Investment, Minister, operation, purchase, renewable, renewable energy, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler hosts her first tele-town hall of 2021

first_imgVaccine availability and a vote for impeachment top issues for votersCLARK COUNTY — Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler held her first town hall of 2021 by phone this week, and was joined by Clark County Public Health Director Dr. Alan Melnick for a discussion on COVID-19 response as well as a conversation on her vote for impeachment. The one-and-a-half-hour phone call featured a fairly even split of the two topics, with the pandemic opening the evening. Melnick explained the weekly case and death numbers for Clark County and other regions in Southwest Washington, as well as offered additional context to vaccine availability.Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is seen here delivering a statement in Congress on her reasons for voting to impeach then President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol. Photo courtesy of the office of Jaime Herrera BeutlerRep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is seen here delivering a statement in Congress on her reasons for voting to impeach then President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. capitol. Photo courtesy of the office of Jaime Herrera Beutler“In Clark County we have 89,000 people who are 65 and older. Right now we’re receiving in our county, anywhere between 1,500 and 5,000 doses per week,” Melnick said. “So the vaccine is being distributed to the state PODs, the point of distribution. To the fairgrounds, to our healthcare partners, to pharmacies, and other sites. By mid-last week, in Clark County, 26,437 Clark County residents had received their first dose of the vaccine and a little bit over 7,000 were fully vaccinated.”Prefacing the start of questions and comments from constituents, the congresswoman shared her perspectives on what can and is being done to further protect the economy and streamline the vaccination process in Southwest Washington.  Chiefly among her points were the Paycheck Protection Program and the Problem Solvers’ Caucus Defeating COVID-19 vaccine distribution package, which is an extracted part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package for vaccinations. “The paycheck Protection Program in Southwest Washington alone saved over 95,000 jobs,” Herrera Beutler said. “What we know of that $1.9 trillion proposal is about $160 [billion] of it would be for vaccine distribution and increased acquisitions. So we’re just saying, pull that piece out and pass it now. We can’t wait. We can debate the merits of the rest of the proposal, but we need to get vaccines out to those folks like yourself, who are waiting.”One of the first callers to speak during the evening’s call expressed frustration at her and her husband, who are 63 years old, not fitting into a current phase to receive a vaccination. Melnick and Herrera Beutler both expressed sympathy for their frustration, but reiterated that spring would likely be when a phase for people in that age range would occur.Another caller from Pacific County, which has predominantly retired residents, inquired about why her health department was receiving no vaccines while larger counties like Clark and King were. This prompted a response from Herrera Beutler who pointed out that much of the available vaccine supply is being funneled to mass-vaccination sites, such as the Clark County Fairgrounds.“I am fighting for equity,” she said. “There was a delegation call that was the other members of Congress, plus the governor. Some of the other members raised issues about people of color, minority status, who have higher rates of COVID, extreme reactions to it. And she wanted to know what the instances were, making sure they were getting vaccines, I jumped in on that and said, ‘I also have seniors in rural areas who maybe can’t get online to sign up for one of these things we need a hotline, and we need to make sure that we aren’t ignoring the rural areas.” Melnick and Herrera Beutler both also acknowledged that even phone lines of communication to the health departments and mass vaccination sites are becoming backed-up. Even still, Melnick relayed the number for confirming appointments through Albertsons-Safeway at the fairground’s locations, which is (253) 259-6312. The congresswoman said her office is ready to help locate applicable numbers as well, and they can be reached at (360) 695-6292.On the matter of the congresswoman’s vote to impeach former President Trump last month following the insurrection at the U.S. capitol, the first caller did not voice opposition but did ask for more reasoning from their representative.Jaime Herrera Beutler holds up her gas mask during a video posted shortly after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of the office of Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Herrera Beutler holds up her gas mask during a video posted shortly after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of the office of Jaime Herrera BeutlerHerrera Beutler began by explaining that she was in-fact present on the house floor at the time of the incident, and was barricaded by capitol police in the chamber. As tear gas was used in high quantities, lawmakers were asked to put on their gas masks, she said. During this situation, the president failing to immediately condemn and show awareness of the assault was the key reason for her vote, she said. At one point during the chaos, the congresswoman said she texted former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows inquiring why she had seen Joe Biden address the situation on television but not the president. Shortly thereafter, Trump issued a video statement asking people to go home but not condemning the violence towards lawmakers or violent rhetoric towards Vice President Mike Pence.“It was his first address to the nation after the storming happened, and he said don’t hurt the law enforcement, didn’t say anything about don’t hurt Mike Pence,” Herrera Beutler said. “And he ended it with, ‘We love you, you’re special.’ … That’s what he told these people who had just bludgeoned to death a Capitol Police Officer, there are over 140 officers who have sustained injuries and one of them’s in the process of losing an eye, two have taken their own life because of the devastation of that day.”Later on during the town hall, the congresswoman spoke to multiple callers who were in support of her decision to vote for impeachment. She also elaborated on her belief that the election was in no way stolen, but was also not a flawless election.Towards the conclusion of the call, one Clark County resident expressed strong disappointment and frustration with the congresswoman and her vote for impeachment. Saying Herrera Beutler cast her vote before seeing any evidence and due process, the resident said he felt she had stooped to the level of the opposition and should be removed from office. In response, Herrera Beutler explained that the impeachment process is actually not akin to a trial at all, and thus does not require the same level of evidence. The Senate is the portion of the process more akin to a trial, she said. The congresswoman also said she believed living through the events in question was tantamount to viewing all the evidence she needed. “The impeachment in the House is essentially a grand jury type of proceeding,” she said. “Is there enough stuff there to investigate? I think by any reasonable standard, any one of us can say, ‘Yeah, that should be investigated.’ The second piece of an impeachment is the trial. That’s where the people who are bringing the impeachment bring their evidence before the senators, the U.S. Senate who serves as a jury, and they make their case, they may win it, they may not win it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Long-time Battle Ground School Board member stepping down Next : Battle Ground rejecting replacement levy, Camas levies passingAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler hosts her first tele-town hall of 2021Posted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Tuesday, February 9, 2021in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

California’s Hyperion promises hydrogen-powered supercar this summer

first_imgHere’s another Cali-based zero-emission supercar maker to add to your watch-list: Hyperion. The firm had planned to reveal its first car, the hydrogen-powered XP-1, at the New York Auto Show in April, but the coronavirus pandemic slammed the door on those plans and just about everything else. So we get this teaser YouTube video in July instead, and a promise the real thing will be revealed at a digital event next month.   Trending Videos The XP-1 is said to be powered by “an advanced hydrogen-fueled propulsion system that aims to help usher in a new frontier of automotive technology.” Hyperion claims the hydrogen-electric system, which was borrowed from aerospace, will be zero-emission, and that owners will be able to re-up their hydrogen via the separate Hyperion Energy supply chain being set up across the U.S.The video and teaser images reveal a little about the car’s looks, including its large fenders and slender headlights.In a press release, CEO Angelo Kafantaris romanticized the brand’s mission, saying “We are extremely excited to launch Hyperion to the world so we can educate people to the benefits of hydrogen-based power systems. As the most abundant element in the universe, the potential is virtually limitless. Our goal is to tell the story of hydrogen with inspiring vehicles and infrastructure solutions.” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videoscenter_img RELATED TAGSLuxuryElectric CarsSupercarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSupercars We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. So far it’s a pretty short story, but we’re engaged. The next chapter unfolds in August.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Lasers And The Physics Of Music Topics Of Two CU-Boulder March Shows

first_img Published: March 7, 2007 An in-depth look at the science of lasers — including how they are used to transmit phones calls and emails — and the physics of music will be featured in two separate science outreach programs March 17 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The CU Wizards show “At the End of the Rainbow” is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. March 17 in Duane Physics, room G1B30. At 2 p.m., the Saturday Physics Series show “Physics of Musical Sound” also will be held in G1B30. Both shows are free and open to the public. CU Wizards programs are geared to students in grades five through nine, while the Saturday Physics Series targets high school students, teachers and adults. During the Wizards “At the End of the Rainbow” show, CU-Boulder physics Professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn will explore how lasers work and what makes laser light so special. They also will delve into current laser technology and will discuss what the future may hold. Later, Associate Professor Scott Parker of physics will discuss the science of musical sound, including how musical instruments work and why the human voice is the most versatile of all musical instruments. For more information about CU Wizards, call (303) 492-5011 or go to the Web site at www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html. For information about the Saturday Physics Series call (303) 492-4318 or go to www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/Saturday/index.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CU’s Leeds School of Business MBA program named one of the best in Colorado and the nation

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 21, 2011 The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is a local and national leader in preparing MBA students for social and environmental stewardship, according to the just released ranking by Beyond Grey Pinstripes.Leeds ranks 21st among all participating national and international business schools according to Beyond Grey Pinstripes, the most watched ranking in the social and environmental business field. Conducted by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, the ranking measures the extent to which business schools equip students with an understanding of the social, environmental and economic perspectives required for business success in a competitive global economy.According to the institute, top-ranked Beyond Grey Pinstripes schools are leading the way in providing students with skills that are becoming increasingly valuable to businesses’ bottom lines, including searching for innovative technologies and entrepreneurship opportunities around climate change, water scarcity, labor issues and poverty alleviation.Leeds MBAs work with students across campus and some of the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the realm of social entrepreneurship. These collaborations help develop new learning models for higher education and industry and seek to give students and faculty alike the skills and mindset they need to tackle systemic problems and effect positive social change.This year’s survey marked the first opportunity since the global economic downturn to comprehensively measure the extent to which MBA programs have altered the content of their courses, and whether faculty are pursuing research that questions assumptions about the role of business in society, according to Judy Samuelson, executive director of the Institute’s Business and Society Program.”In the wake of the financial crisis, we’re seeing an increased willingness to address these issues,” Samuelson said. “That willingness is coming from a variety of factors, including student demand, faculty readiness and a desire on the part of business schools to clarify what exactly they’re doing to prepare business leaders to serve the needs of society, such as job creation and energy conservation.””Across Leeds’ core disciplines of accounting, finance, management and marketing, the school distinguishes itself by offering a large number of courses in which social and environmental issues are addressed,” said Donna Sockell, director of the Leeds School’s Center on Education in Social Responsibility. “Increasingly, students want more coursework in sustainability, and because of our long-term and school-wide commitment to this area, we are able to meet our students’ growing demand. This commitment has also resulted in a substantial body of top quality research across these core disciplines.”David Ikenberry, who took over as dean of the Leeds School last March, said Leeds’ national reputation in this area is part of what attracted him to the school.”We appreciate the recent recognition extended by Beyond Grey Pinstripes and the Aspen Institute,” Ikenberry said. “Yet Leeds is not a newcomer to this emerging area in business education. Ten years ago, the University of Colorado Boulder took a bold move through the Leeds naming gift to incorporate these key ideas of how business affects society throughout its curriculum. Not only did we understand its importance then, but today we continue to leverage this to the benefit of Colorado-based companies as we take Leeds to the next level of national prominence. This philosophy toward business education is part of who we are and makes us better at what we do and how we affect our world’s future leaders.”The Leeds MBA program also demonstrates its commitment to sustainable business by hosting a number of internationally recognized competitions and events including the Conscious Capitalism Conference, Leeds Net Impact Case Competition, Clean Tech Innovation Challenge, Naturally Boulder conference and networking nights, Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge and the Sustainable Opportunities Summit.The Beyond Grey Pinstripes report identified the top MBA programs by inviting MBA programs nationally and internationally to report on their coursework and research. To learn more about Beyond Grey Pinstripes and the report, visit www.beyondgreypinstripes.org. For more about the Center on Education in Social Responsibility, visit leeds.colorado.edu/cesr.The Leeds School of Business also was ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s most recent Best Colleges issue. The school’s undergraduate program was 36th overall in the U.S. and its entrepreneurship program was 19th.center_img Categories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more