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Goldman Sachs: Brexit drama ahead but thin deal could be reached

first_imgLord David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, is holding intense talks with his European counterpart Michel Barnier this week, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen yesterday. Neither the 15 October deadline set by Boris Johnson or the European Commission’s 31 October deadline “constitutes a hard stop on Brexit negotiations,” analysts said, adding: “This week’s European Council may well feature an additional dose of political drama”. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndo “It is the end of the transition period on 31 December that constitutes the hard stop on Brexit negotiations,” analysts said, “even if a deal by then only represents the end of the beginning of post-Brexit relations.” “Further movement on matters of substance will be required before a deal is done,” wrote Goldman analysts.  Show Comments ▼ “We think the perceived probability of ‘no deal’ will persist through the course of October,” analysts led by Sven Jari Stehn wrote in a client note.  Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Goldman Sachs: Brexit drama ahead but thin deal could be reached Anna Menin Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Goldman Sachs: Brexit drama ahead but thin deal could be reached Both sides have said businesses need time to prepare for the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December, when the UK will leave the single market and customs union.  Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Thursday 15 October 2020 8:31 amcenter_img whatsapp The two largest stumbling blocks to a deal being reached are disagreements over state subsidy rules and disputes over fishing rights.  There could be Brexit-related drama at this week’s EU summit but a thin Brexit deal is likely to be struck by early November, Goldman Sachs analysts said.  Share whatsapp “In particular, the UK will need to acquiesce to a state aid regime that does not offer Downing Street unfettered autonomy,” they continued. “For its part, the EU will need to settle for more restricted access to fishing stocks than permitted under the status quo.” Tags: Brexit “But our core view remains that a ‘thin’ zero-tariff/zero-quota trade agreement will likely be struck by early November, and subsequently ratified by the end of the year.” Goldman Sachs: Brexit drama ahead but thin deal could be reached Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year (AFP via Getty Images) last_img read more

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Hydaburg to enhance Prince of Wales wolf study

first_imgEnvironment | Southeast | WildlifeHydaburg to enhance Prince of Wales wolf studyApril 21, 2016 by Leila Kheiry, KRBD Share:An Alexander Archipelago wolf. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)How many wolves are on Prince of Wales Island? It’s an important question because wolves are an important predator – part of the chain of life in the forest. A POW tribal group has been awarded a federal grant to help gather data used to determine that number.The State of Alaska conducts population studies on Prince of Wales, but on a relatively small portion of that very large island. State biologists then use data from that study to estimate how many wolves are in the entire game unit, which also includes some outlying islands.It’s a standard, accepted practice for population studies, but there are obvious limits. To enhance the state’s study, Hydaburg Cooperative Association applied for – and received – a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant to pay for additional population studies in the area around Hydaburg, in the southwest part of POW.Tony Christensen runs the natural resources program for the tribe. He said the wolf population study was a priority.“The wolf brings a balance to the resource and has its place in Southeast and in the state. More importantly is the deer for us,” he said. “If that population of wolves isn’t maintained in a healthy population, then we can have an issue with the deer population in our area.”Christensen said the Hydaburg study will be modeled on the state’s study so that results from both can be combined to provide a complete picture.He believes the state’s chosen study area limits the accuracy of the data.“It’s road accessible in areas of high harvest for other resources. With that comes human traffic, and everyone knows wolves, they tend to shy away from where humans are,” he said. “The Hydaburg area is less populated with a less roaded area.”Alaska Fish and Game last year released the findings from its most recent POW wolf population study, and its results were sobering. The study indicated a significant drop in the number of wolves – 89 in the entire game management unit compared to 221 the prior year.State and federal officials use population estimates to set hunting and trapping limits. So, last season’s wolf hunt on POW was limited to nine animals.But, Christensen said he thinks there are more wolves than the state study shows.“We have observations and have a sense that the population is considerably higher than 90 animals but rather than a voice that, we wanted to try to involve ourselves in finding out what the answer is,” he said.The tribe will work with Fish and Game and local hunters to plan the study. Those plans will take shape over the summer, with most field work happening in the fall.That primarily involves hair boards: pieces of wood with some barbs on them, scented to attract wolves. The wolves roll on the boards, leaving behind hair samples, and biologists then use the hair to conduct DNA tests. That way, they identify how many individual animals have rolled on the boards, and use that for a population analysis.Once the samples have been collected, they’ll be sent to the state, and it’ll take…. a while … for the results.“So, you take the hair and send it off to a lab and they process it and analyze it, and I guess there’s more than just wolves that roll over your scent board, so they have to decipher wolf and other game animals and come back to you with a conclusion,” he said. “I assume it would be next year sometime.“We’re still waiting on the data from the DNA work from the laboratory work from last fall’s work,” said Ryan Scott, the Southeast Regional Supervisor for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, confirming that analysis will take a while.Scott said he’s pleased that Hydaburg is going to provide additional data for the Prince of Wales wolf population study. He said the department hasn’t had the resources to expand the work, although officials have wanted to for a while.“And cooperatively working with the Hydaburg corporation is a great way to do that,” he said.Scott said the state’s previous studies are based on best-practices, and it’s accepted among biologists with the understanding that there are limitations. And, in fact, the estimate last fall of 89 wolves was just the midpoint of a range. The state study shows the population could have been as low as 50, or as high as 159.Increasing the study area will be great, Scott said….“But again, I would say that the way the department has approached it previous to what we do in the coming year is OK, too,” he said. “It’s the right way to go, given time, money and resources. This certainly will make a much more robust estimate and it’s very appreciated.”Christensen said he just wants to make sure the wolf hunt is set at a level that ensures the continued viability of deer on Prince of Wales.“Deer is a huge part of our community’s culture and a huge part of our dietary needs,” he said. “It fills the freezers. It’s basically entwined in the culture. It’s what we eat: deer meat. Deer meat and fish.”The federal grant paying for the Hydaburg portion of the study is just shy of $140,000. It was one of several grants recently awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to tribes in Alaska.Share this story:last_img read more

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Anne Richards: We need a new plan to bring women back into the square mile

first_img Anne Richards: We need a new plan to bring women back into the square mile whatsapp “It is bad, shocking, awful. Since 2008 it has got worse. As an industry we’ve managed to deter a chunk of half of the population. We’ve got to get that sorted.” Aberdeen Asset Management’s chief investment officer Anne Richards does not hold back on the City’s gender  imbalance.  For her entire professional life, she has worked in male-dominated industries; first as a scientist at the Geneva-based Cern, home to the Large Hadron Collider, and then in finance when she moved into asset management. “It grieves me that when I went through university, 10 per cent of my class were female in the engineering class, and that has probably got worse and certainly not better in that time,” she says. Richards believes that a combination of underlying discrimination by bosses, male and female, and finance’s unfortunate macho image have conspired to put women off entering finance – and to then keep them down once they are in the door. Her City experience certainly shines through in her proposed solutions: One, get more data so firms can actually analyse where they are going wrong with female staff.  Two, remove names and other identifying features from CVs to strip out at least one layer of discrimination – inadvertent or otherwise – from job applications. And three, a behavioural economics-type solution, finding words and pictures in job adverts which do not repel  women candidates. Richards also works with the 2020 Women on Boards group in the US to promote female non-executives. So what about quotas for women on boards? “Let’s say I like really robust and aspirational targets with a timeline. Putting a number on it focuses the mind,” she says. “But my reluctance comes more from the fact that there are many aspects to diversity, not just gender. As soon as you make gender the focus of that diversity, you risk diminishing the other aspects which are also important.” Richards has worked on a long series of panels on equality, skills and employment, but that has not distracted from her day job. Right now, it is the topsy-turvy world of markets and monetary policy which is giving fund managers a headache. “We’ve now got this peculiar situation where everything hangs on the word of the Fed and ECB and that feels the wrong way round to me,” Richards says. “They’ve become the market driver – they are being relied upon to sort out everybody’s problems for them, when there are genuine limits to what monetary policy can do.” The situation means that bad economic news can lift markets, as investors hope for looser monetary policy: “It is mad, it is bizarre, bad news is good news,” she said. Behind that, there is a lot of gloomy economic news. Despite all the room given to governments by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s promise to do “whatever it takes,” Richards is exasperated at France’s and Italy’s failures to act to make their economies more flexible, and to encourage entrepreneurship and growth. With that backdrop, she is trying to look through the Eurozone’s gloomy economic picture to underlying investments, and firms which are looking for longer term growth. It helps that Aberdeen has had a long-term view of its investments, and matches that with payment of bonuses in shares, deferred for several year, she says. “We kind of recoil a little against sharp suits and too flashy a car,” says Richards. “We’re not hair-shirted, but there is that element of down-to-earth, common sense.” Does that mean she is doing her bit to change the culture of the City and make it a bit less macho? “I don’t like it to come in and find people in the office at 8pm. That is very different from the investment banks.” CVUniversity: Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh. MBA, INSEAD.Early career: Research fellowship at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Geneva.Move into finance: Analyst at Alliance Capital from 1992, then JP Morgan Investment Management and Mercury Asset Management.Leaving the City: Richards joined Edinburgh Fund Managers in 2002 as chief investment officer, then joint managing director.Aberdeen: Aberdeen Asset Management bought EFM in 2003. She joined the board in 2011.Other roles: Director of Esure, vice convener of the Court of the University of Edinburgh, chair of the Cern & Society Foundation.Lives: In Edinburgh with her husband and two children. Tim Wallace Tags: Workplace equalitycenter_img Sunday 26 October 2014 11:50 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

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Magna Carta 2015: Raise a glass to the creation of the pint for Beer Day Britain

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Catherine Neilan Monday 15 June 2015 4:10 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Funzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance Wealthcenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Magna Carta 2015: Raise a glass to the creation of the pint for Beer Day Britain whatsapp If you think the Magna Carta celebrations are all about the lofty ideals of democracy, property and habeas corpus, think again.   There is one particular article that appeared in the 1215 document sealed by King John that you really should raise a glass to – the creation of the pint.  Article 35 of the Great Charter said: “Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely ‘the London quarter’.” With these words the humble measurement of ale we have all come to love was enshrined in history.  Although Beer Day Britain is an annual event, this year’s celebrations will coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.  Participants are being encouraged to join a “national cheers to beer” at 12:15pm today. Organisers also want people to use Twitter to spread the word by tweeting pictures of people raising a glass using the hashtag #CheersBDB.  Beer Day Britain organisers are hoping to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest number of people participating in a national cheers.  Beer Day Britain is supported by the likes of Britain’s Beer Alliance, British Beer & Pub Association, Society of Independent Brewers and the Campaign for Real Ale, and run by beer sommelier of the year Jane Peyton. Here is what they say:What is the intention of Beer Day Britain? To encourage people to drink beer whether that is at the pub, a barbeque, party, picnic, brewery tap room, on an ale rail, or at a Magna Carta event. To raise the profile of beer as Britain’s national drink. To make people proud of Britain’s beer and pubs today and of Britain’s heritage as the world’s brewing powerhouse and its role in spreading the love and knowledge of beer to all of Earth’s hemispheres. To introduce a friend to beer and try and convert them to become regular beer drinkers.  To have a fantastic time drinking and enthusing about our favourite drink. Sharelast_img read more

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News / Cargologicair takes on fourth 747 after its busiest year so far – despite 2017 losses

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 26/10/2018 After its busiest year so far, Cargologicair, the UK freighter carrier with the same owner as AirBridgeCargo (ABC), has taken a fourth 747 into its fleet.The 747-400ERF, previously operated by ABC, Southern Air and Jade Cargo, is on an operating lease and the carrier said it would be used to meet customer demand on Cargologicair’s US routes.A fifth 747 will be introduced by 2020.David Kerr, CEO, said 2018 had been its “busiest year of operations so far, with volumes and revenues doubling in the first nine months compared to last year”. Cargologicair recently released its 2017 results, which show turnover of $107.4m, up more than 172%. However, overall the carrier made a loss of $2.5m – significantly down on its previous year’s profit of $324,000.While gross profit increased, the cost of sales quadrupled to $81m, while its administrative expenses rose from $12.5m to $28.3m. Net assets also fell from $18m to $15.6m.The carrier said the “revenue picture… continues to evolve as CLA’s mix of charter, ACMI and scheduled cargo operations stabilise”.It also began to market AN-124 and IL-76 operations for Volga-Dnepr last year, which accounted for 10% of its sales. It added it also “might assess the merits of other aircraft types in the future”.Cargologicair acknowledged that the impact of Brexit was still something of an unknown, but given that the majority of its revenues were generated in US dollars, some of the currency risk would at least be mitigated.Mr Kerr added: “The delivery of our fourth 747F will enable us to meet peak season demand, especially in our core US market, and increase our options in terms of frequencies and new routes as we head into 2019.“We are continuing to consult with our customers to identify where they need maindeck cargo capacity and expect to be adding new destinations to our network in the first quarter of next year.”The carrier added that its customers could benefit from the network reach of its partner ABC.Another UK cargo carrier meanwhile reported its third-quarter results today.IAG Cargo reported commercial revenue of €290m in the quarter to September 30, an increase of 8.1% on 2017 at constant exchange.Overall yield for the quarter was up 9.3% at constant exchange. Sold tonnes were down 0.5% and cargo tonne km were down 1%, while capacity grew by 3.9%.“This quarter we have continued to see positive revenue growth, which has been driven in part by sustained growth in our Constant Climate and Critical products, as well as healthy regional demand out of Asia Pacific,” said CEO Lynne Embleton. “Our continued growth over the course of 2018 is encouraging as we approach peak season and the year’s end.”last_img read more

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Winners announced for the Laois Enterprise Awards

first_img Winners announced for the Laois Enterprise Awards Ballacolla business Hanlon Woodcraft have been named as the Laois Enterprise of the Year at the Laois Enterprise Awards which were held today, Friday 8 March in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.Hanlon Woodcraft is a growing business based in Aghaboe, Ballacolla. Hanlon Woodcraft are manufacturers of bespoke kitchens and bedroom furniture.They are an innovative company who have embraced a technological approach to a traditional manual manufacturing sector.Hanlon Woodcraft was established in 2003 by Danny Hanlon, a well known Aghaboe craftsman, and the business has grown steadily in recent years with both an increase in employment numbers and an extended showroom and manufacturing facility.Hanlon Woodcraft will now go up against 30 other finalists from every local authority  for a share of the €40,000 prize fund.Danny Hanlon from Hanlon Woodcraft was presented with his award by Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council John King, at an awards ceremony which concluded an active Local Enterprise Week in county Laois.The other category winners announced at the Laois Enterprise Awards today were;Laois Start Up Business of the Year – Ballykilcavan Brewery Rugby WhatsApp Most Innovative Business – Machado Mens GroomingExporter of the Year – Alan Meredith StudioThe National Enterprise Awards have been run annually since 1997 and recognise the contribution that small businesses make to the Irish economy. Hanlon Woodcraft will compete against 30 other small enterprises from throughout Ireland for the title of National Enterprise of the Year.Speaking after Hanlon Woodcraft was announced as Laois Enterprise of the Year, Evelyn Reddin, Head of Enterprise in the Local Enterprise Office, said: “Hanlon Woodcraft are very worthy winners of this year’s Laois Enterprise Awards.“Danny Hanlon and his team have shown impressive business growth for the past number of years and have very ambitious plans for future growth. They have engaged actively with the Local Enterprise Office to help plan their business growth in a sustainable manner.“The standard of entry into the local rounds of the National Enterprise Awards was very high this year and our judging panel had a very difficult task in deciding on the eventual winners. This is a real sign of the strength and continuing growth of the small business sector in Laois.“Hanlon Woodcraft are now going to represent Laois in the National Enterprise Finals and we believe they will be very strong contenders at this national level.”The Mansion House in Dublin will host this year’s awards, which feature a range of categories including; Best Export Business, Best Start Up Business and Innovation, as well as eight regional awards.The National Enterprise Awards will take place in Dublin on May 29, 2019.SEE ALSO – A new interview segment coming to LaoisToday – it’s our Women in Sport series Deaths TAGSLaois EnterpriseLaois Enterprise Office Previous articleLaois’s leading businesswoman speaks about gender inequality and the importance of confidenceNext articleA new interview segment coming to LaoisToday – it’s our Women in Sport series Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 17, 2021 Twittercenter_img Twitter Pinterest Home News Business Winners announced for the Laois Enterprise Awards NewsBusiness By Steven Miller – 8th March 2019 WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Mountmellick

first_img Facebook Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Mountmellick TAGSMountmellickproperty watch WhatsApp 10 Davitt Court, MountmellickModern 3 bedroom home situated in a small, quiet cul de sac.The property boasts an enclosed rear garden and front garden, with off street parking.The property comprises of a sitting room, kitchen/dining room. Separate spacious WC off the large hallway. On the first floor three bedrooms with master en-suite and family bathroom.Guide Price: €173,000 Previous article‘Stay positive – if we survived the last 12 months, we can survive now’Next articleDown Memory Lane Podcast: Remembering Clough-Ballacolla’s breakthrough success in 2009 LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st February 2021 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Home Property Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Mountmellick Property Emmett House, Emmett Street, MountmellickThree bed semi-detached two story property to the residential sales market which could make for a family home or business opportunity.Extensive rear yard excess 300 sq mtrs, with extensive adjoining concrete apex roof garage, circa 60 sq mtrs. Blocked boundary walls.Property consists of a living room, family room, kitchen dining, and three bed rooms with master en suite. Front of the property laid with matcrete, driveway to the rear yard with outside toilet and garage.Guide Price: €195,000 Dún Mhilíc, Ash Grove, MountmellickDetached residence with immense charm enjoying a unique private town centre site.Completely walled in, the property enjoys a private front garden with exceptional features, beautiful enclosed courtyard to rear.The property consists of Kitchen/dining/sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suites, bathroom. Located within walking distance of the town centre with all amenities adjacent.Guide Price: €185,000SEE ALSO – Magnificent 36-acre residential farm in Ballyroan for sale with Hume Auctioneers On this week’s Property Watch we take a look at some of the properties currently for sale around Mountmellick.The town of Mountmellick enjoys a great location – within easy driving access of two county towns in Portlaoise and Tullamore.It also boasts numerous amenities itself, not least a state-of-the-art remote working centre at the Webmill. In addition it is only a short distance of the M7 motorway and also close to the Slieve Bloom mountains and all they offer, including a range of great walking options.In each case here, you can click through to see the property’s full profile on Daft.ie.Bay Road, MountmellickA detached property set on circa 1 acre located at the Bay Road, Mountmellick, a quiet peaceful area and yet only a five-minute drive to the town centre.Accommodations include an entrance hall, spacious living room, kitchen, extensive dining room, four double bedrooms with a generous master en-suite and family bathroom. Externally two concrete constructed sheds, front, rear and side gardens, concrete laid drive and yard affording private parking, decked recreation space.Guide Price: €285,000 Pinterest O’Moore Forest, MountmellickDetached property located at O’Moores Forrest, Mountmellick, a quiet area yet still close to the town centre.The home boasts a country courtyard ambiance enhanced by its natural stonework.  Accommodations include an entrance hall, living room, recreation room, office, kitchen with adjoining utility room, three bathrooms, five double bedrooms with a master en-suite.Externally, extensive tarmac drive with parking as well as gardens with a trickling pond and two sheds.Guide Price: €285,000 Electric Picnic Twitter Council Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

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LSE efforts tout transition to sustainable finance

first_img Feds plan $5-billion green bond issue Keywords Green bondsCompanies London Stock Exchange As part of its efforts to promote sustainable finance, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is introducing a pair of new branding initiatives designed to help investors find sustainable companies.The LSE has announced the introduction of a new “Green Economy Mark,” which recognizes publicly traded companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from products and services that contribute to the green economy. The new program applies to firms on both the LSE’s main market and its venture market, AIM. How do you measure the impact of an impact investment? Environmentalists press Bank of Canada to be more active on climate change The underlying methodology for identifying companies that earn the mark incorporates a data model developed by the FTSE Russell to measure “green” revenues.“As a leading centre of green finance, London Stock Exchange was the first major exchange to launch a dedicated green bond segment and is now the first to introduce a green economy classification for equities,” said Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange plc and director of international development at the London Stock Exchange Group.Additionally, the LSE is expanding its existing “green bond” market segment, which is a way of helping investors identify bonds from “green” issuers, with the addition of new sustainability and social segments to create a new sustainable bond market.“These new segments further enable investors to distinguish between different types of sustainable bonds, based on independently verified frameworks and use of proceeds,” the LSE said.“We continue to see growing investor demand for actionable climate related financial information, with global asset allocations to green and sustainable finance increasing each year. The launch of the ‘sustainable bond market’ and the ‘green economy mark’ underline our commitment to finding innovative solutions to support issuers and investors in the transition to a greener economy,” said Rathi. James Langton hand nurturing and watering young baby plants growing in germination sequence on fertile soil with natural green background 123RF/Weerapat Kiatdumrong Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Name Change for JAMPRO

first_imgRelatedName Change for JAMPRO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has been renamed Jamaica Trade and Invest, in order to concentrate greater focus on the business promotion aspect of the company’s activities in the international community.Explaining the rationale for the name change, Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan told journalists at yesterday (February 8) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, that the former name, “depicts an overall picture of Jamaica’s many faceted attractions. However, the question of dealing directly with attracting overseas investment in our various areas of opportunity is intended to receive greater focus”.Noting the launch of the Brand Jamaica programme by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday, Mr. Buchanan said the re-naming of JAMPRO “is but one aspect of that greater level of concentration on promoting Jamaica as a business investment destination, and it is toward that end that the new name has been attached to our promotional activity internationally”.The agency, which falls under the Ministry of Development, will however, retain the JAMPRO acronym and logo. Name Change for JAMPRO UncategorizedFebruary 8, 2007 RelatedName Change for JAMPROcenter_img RelatedName Change for JAMPRO Advertisementslast_img read more

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Jamaican Organisation Lauded for Campaign Against Breast Cancer

first_imgJamaican Organisation Lauded for Campaign Against Breast Cancer UncategorizedOctober 23, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Anthony Johnson, has lauded the efforts of Women At Real Risk (WARR), in Washington, D.C., for their outstanding contribution to the fight against breast cancer.Addressing WARR’s ninth annual breast cancer awareness fund-raising gala on October 18, at the Washington Court Hotel, Ambassador Johnson noted that among the achievements the organisation has made since its inception, was the staging of a teen programme at the Mary Mount High School in St. Mary, where some 200 students underwent self-breast examinations.Other achievements of the organisation include the annual health mission to St. Mary, which provided medical assistance to over 800 residents; direct financial assistance for medical services to more than 3,000 persons; and the staging of a Breast Cancer and Women of the Diaspora seminar.“I wish to laud the efforts that WARR has placed on informing women at risk, providing effective screening options and empowering women with the necessary tools and information,” he said.“Breast cancer is no longer confined to an age group or hereditary factors, it touches all of us. I salute the staging of this very worthy initiative, and commend founder, Totlin Taylor-Newby and co-founder, Claudia Hudson and urge WARR to continue its collaboration with health care providers in Jamaica and worldwide, to provide safe and affordable early detection, as we work to successfully turn the corner on this high incidence disease,” the Ambassador added.In her remarks, Mrs. Taylor-Newby said that WARR was founded in Washington,D.C., by a group of Jamaican cancer survivors residing in the U.S. capital in 998, with one mission – the elimination of breast cancer through education and advocacy.She explained that WARR fostered awareness of the danger of breast cancer to women at risk, through hands-on outreach programmes, and by creating a liaison with women in the Diaspora, beginning in Jamaica.“The mission of WARR is to ensure, through individual support, empowerment and information, that no one faces breast cancer alone or uninformed,” she said.The Totlin Taylor Award for Courage was presented to Monica Thompson. RelatedJamaican Organisation Lauded for Campaign Against Breast Cancer RelatedJamaican Organisation Lauded for Campaign Against Breast Cancercenter_img RelatedJamaican Organisation Lauded for Campaign Against Breast Cancer Advertisementslast_img read more

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