Thursday 4 June 2020 11:29 am Alok Sharma self-isolates while awaiting coronavirus test result Business secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for coronavirus after he was visibly unwell in the House of Commons chamber yesterday. Stefan Boscia whatsapp A group of Tory backbenchers, led by Karen Bradley, complained the new plans put MPs with pre-existing conditions at risk. Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data “I don’t want to be premature because Alok, who I wish well and hope he recovers quickly, may well have had severe hayfever, we’re not sure yet,” Lewis said. Share Sharma’s illness immediately caused concern from some MPs who were already unhappy about the government’s scrapping of virtual parliament this week. The business secretary was visibly uncomfortable during a House of Commons debate yesterday as he mopped his face on multiple occasions with a handkerchief. whatsapp Sharma is currently self-isolating as he awaits his test result, with Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis saying today that it was hopefully just severe hayfever. Yesterday, Labour backbencher John McDonnell tweeted: “I wish Alok Sharma a speedy recovery, but this confirms that lives of both staff and MPs are being put at risk in parliament.” (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Alok Sharma self-isolates while awaiting coronavirus test result The Telegraph reports that the government is also set to U-turn on the kilometre-long “conga queues” and is looking at allowing MPs to vote by swiping an electronic card. (AFP via Getty Images) Show Comments ▼ Lewis told the BBC today that Sharma may not have coronavirus, but is still self-isolating. Kilometre-long queues were seen this week when MPs were forced to vote in person while socially distancing. “He has had a test, he is self-isolating as you say, to take the correct precaution.” (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Alok Sharma self-isolates while awaiting coronavirus test result by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAUndo The government has since performed a partial U-turn on its parliamentary procedural plan and will now allow MPs that are vulnerable to Covid-19 to vote by proxy.
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He said that a priority in his new role would be to oversee the relaunch of Unsworth’s digital rate platform, Cargocost, and “a suite of digital tools that will position Unsworth as a forwarder first and a technology expert second”.He added: “It is obviously an honour to maintain the Hogg family connection with Unsworth and I want to thank my entire team for their support and valued contribution.“Technology is undoubtedly transforming shipping, but too much attention has been given to the tech and the ‘disruptors’, rather than the value either actually provide shippers. Which is why all our technology is focused entirely on simplifying shipping and empowering the shipper.”He is a graduate of Durham University with a BSc in physics. He joined global professional services network KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. By Gavin van Marle 08/10/2019 Unsworth Global Logistics has appointed Richard Hogg (pictured above) as its new managing director.Mr Hogg is the son of Unsworth founders Geoff and Kathy Hogg, who set up the company in 1974 and recently embarked on a transformation programme to make it a “new type of digital forwarder”.He is the brother of Unsworth’s commercial director, Charles Hogg.A chartered shipbroker, Richard Hogg has worked at Unsworth for the past nine years, alongside Charles, with particular focus on finance, technology and human resources, and has led the adoption of leading-edge operating systems and response to the digitalisation transforming the freight sector.
One sector where Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of New York’s Pershing Square Capital Management, has work left undone is, without doubt, logistics.For those who know him or at least are slightly familiar with the rise and fall of the activist’s various investment cycles – some luckier and more lucrative than others, for which he was really, really, really sorry – the possibility that he may get involved in supply chain is certainly fascinating.While he keeps his cards close to his chest, … Email* Reset Reset Your Password << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Premium subscriber LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 25/01/2021 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login LOGIN Email* Password*
Twitter WhatsApp Stolen jeep We thought we had a happy conclusion to this story but now it appears that we actually haven’t.Earlier today, we reported that a jeep with a trailer containing 60 lambs and a sheepdog named Jess had been stolen.The vehicle was taken around 4pm this afternoon. Facebook The owner had gone in to a petrol station across the road from Aldi in Graiguecullen to pay for diesel but when he returned, the jeep had been stolen.However, after a Facebook appeal and an article on our site which gained hundreds of shares, the news reached us that the jeep had been recovered.It was found in Castlecomer in Kilkenny a short time ago.However, the 60 lambs and Jess the sheep dog are still missing and are presumed to have been dumped somewhere between Carlow and Castlecomer.Peter Kealy took to his Facebook page this evening to ask people to help locate them.He said: “We got the news earlier that the jeep and the trailer had been found in Castlecomer.“However, when we got there, we discovered that the lambs were gone and so too was Jess our sheepdog.“We reckon they have been dumped somewhere between Castlecomer and Carlow and are appealing for people’s help to find them.” TAGSstolen jeep UPDATE: 60 lambs and dog Jess still missing after stolen jeep recovered By Alan Hartnett – 23rd November 2018 Twitter Facebook Home News UPDATE: 60 lambs and dog Jess still missing after stolen jeep recovered News New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleFOUND: Stolen jeep and trailer locatedNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, November 24, 2018 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. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council Pinterest SEE ALSO – Gardai to install two permanent speed vans on M7 where works continue Community
TAGSDaft.ie Twitter By Bronagh Scully – 20th August 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory In Daft.ie’s recent analysis of trends in the Irish rental market, it was found that rent in Laois has risen 8.5% since last year.The property website found that the average monthly rental price in Laois is €963.The average monthly rent for a 1 bed apartment is €685 this year, up 7.9% on last year.Rent for a 2 bed house is €798 per month, a rise of 8.4%.3 bed house rent has risen to 7.3% in 2019 and is now at €924.€1,018 is the average monthly rent for a 4 bed house in Laois, up 7.3% on last year.5 bed house monthly rent is €1,075 which is an increase of 3.3%.As well as monthly rent, Daft.ie included a study of the yield in their report, which is the ratio of annual rents to the price of the property.The yield of a 1 bed apartment in Laois is 11.1%, an increase of 0.4%.2 bed house yields have increased by 0.6% to 9.9%, while the average 3 bed house yield has risen by 0.7% 8.6%.4 bed house yields are at 4.8% in Laois, which has not changed.the yield for 5 bed houses has dropped by -0.3% to 4.6%.In a summary of Laois rent, Daft.ie reported that the average monthly rent in Laois is €963, while qtr-on-qtr change is 3.1%.The year-on-year change in Laois is 8.5% while the change from trough is 91.2%.SEE ALSO – “Daft.ie figures are very worrying” says Deputy Stanley WhatsApp GAA Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Laois monthly rent has increased by 8.5% since last year according to Daft.ie Facebook Home News Laois monthly rent has increased by 8.5% since last year according to… News Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Homesavers opening in Portlaoise this Thursday, August 22Next articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Bronagh Scully GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
Canadian Press Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Keywords EarningsCompanies Fiera Capital Corp., National Bank of Canada Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The bank said the profit amounted to $1.99 per diluted share for the quarter ended Jan. 31 up from $1.86 a year ago. Revenue totalled $1.24 billion, up from $1.16 billion. Excluding one-time items, the bank said it earned $334 million or $2 per diluted share, up from $322 million or $1.86 per share a year ago. The average analyst estimate had been for a profit of $1.82 per share on $1.15 billion in revenue, according to those polled by Thomson Reuters. National Bank’s personal and commercial banking business saw its earnings increase nine per cent in the quarter to $170 million for the quarter, while it also saw an increase in home mortgages. The financial markets division earned $129 million for the quarter, up from $114 million in the same quarter of 2011, helped by higher revenues from fixed-income securities trading, offset by lower revenues from the trading of equities, commodity securities and foreign exchange transactions. Wealth management saw its earnings slip to $33 million for the quarter, down from $48 million. Last week, National Bank signed a deal to sell its asset management business to Fiera Sceptre Inc. (TSX:FSZ) in a $309.5-million agreement that will see it take a large stake in the business. National Bank will swap Natcan Investment Management Inc. for a 35% stake in Fiera, a Montreal-based independent investment firm. Natcan will be incorporated into Fiera’s existing business, a move the company said will position it as one of Canada’s top five independent asset managers. Fiera also plans to change its name to Fiera Capital when the deal closes. Banks see wealth management, which provides advice on investments like retirement savings, as a growing business as the population ages. Canada’s sixth-largest bank is also part of the consortium that formed Maple Group to bid for TMX Group Inc. (TSX:X), owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange. National Bank’s vice-chairman, Luc Bertrand, is spokesman for the group. Shares in National Bank, which reported its results after the close of markets, were up 40 cents at $77.48 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media National Bank (TSX:NA) has reported a first-quarter profit of $332 million, up from $322 million a year ago, helped by growth in personal and commercial banking as well as performance in its financial markets business. “In addition, the credit quality is excellent and the bank continues to prudently manage its expenses and maintain a sound capital position,” National Bank president and chief executive Louis Vachon said in a statement accompanying the results, which were issued after markets closed on Thursday. Laurentian Bank reports $53.1M profit in Q2, beats expectations
Jamaicans Must Consume More Local Produce – Tufton AgricultureJune 3, 2009 RelatedJamaicans Must Consume More Local Produce – Tufton RelatedJamaicans Must Consume More Local Produce – Tufton RelatedJamaicans Must Consume More Local Produce – Tufton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans will have to consume more locally produced food in order to minimise imports and cushion the effects of the global financial crisis.This was the word from Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, as he delivered the keynote address at the Atlanta Jamaica Association’s building and scholarship banquet held on May 30 at Angora Hill, Georgia, U.S.A.“One of the opportunities that emerges out of this crisis, is for us to reflect on what we want as a country, where we need to go and to make some decisions to shift focus in order to minimise our vulnerabilities and to cushion some of the external shock that has been challenging us for the last year,” he stated.He informed that 60 per cent of the food consumed in Jamaica was imported, with more that US$850,000 worth of food coming into the island last year. He said that a primary focus of the Ministry was to articulate to the country that Jamaicans have to “take an active role and invest more in the foods that we consume”.“We have launched a programme over the last year and a half, where we have gone out and told Jamaicans to eat what we grow. We have said that we need to minimise the need to import,” he stated.Dr. Tufton noted however that despite the challenges of the financial crisis, there were the numerous investment opportunities available in the agricultural sector, which was the largest employer in the country, accounting for 20 per cent of the workforce and six per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP).He informed that the Ministry was launching a new company, which will be focussed on research, extension, marketing and investments. This company will also package and sell agricultural products.In addition, a marketing division has been set up with an export arm soon to be added in the New York area, as the Ministry seeks to better understand the end users in the marketplace and take advantage of emerging trends.“Who are the people, who want to consume Jamaican produce and what are they willing to pay for that product?” he asked. “We have to look at the value-added component of what we grow and help the country to earn more from the efforts we put into agriculture,” he added.Dr. Tufton, in the meantime, thanked the Atlanta Jamaican Association for its continued interest in the country. “We are a nation that is much bigger than the physical size of the island and it is because of organisations such as yours that this nation called Jamaica is so closely knit, irrespective of geographic boundaries,” he stated. Advertisements
Council to explore Cuttagee Bridge options: Bega Valley Bega Valley Shire Council will continue to plan for an upgrade to Cuttagee Bridge, while also investigating alternatives to the current proposal in response to community feedback.Director of Assets and Operations, Anthony McMahon said Council is faced with a dilemma about how to manage the future of the bridge, with a number of complex constraints to consider, including cost and availability of funding.“Ultimately we hope we can work with the community to resolve this challenge so we can achieve the best outcome possible within the constraints we have,” Mr McMahon said.“We need to weigh up cost and funding against a number of competing values – risk and safety, durability, economics, heritage and tourism values, and environmental issues.”Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said Council, as a public body and an agent of the community, has a duty to ensure the assets it provides and manages are safe, secure and fit for purpose.“Cuttagee Bridge is failing and we need to secure safe access for the community into the future,” Cr Fitzpatrick said.“Council’s decision to push forward with the upgrade of the bridge came about when funding under the State Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program became available last year.“However, the increased time we need to undertake all the necessary steps before construction can start including community consultation has led to the State Government withdrawing Cuttagee Bridge from the current funding round which has a strict two year delivery timeframe.“This means we have an opportunity to re-engage with the community on the future of the bridge.”Mr McMahon said that while load limits had been imposed and staff continue to undertake temporary maintenance, the bridge was continuing to deteriorate.“We want to engage with the community, and we’re open to considering viable alternative solutions that we can take to Council to consider—but we need to move with urgency,” Mr McMahon said.“The next steps are to gather assessments from coastal hazard, heritage and engineering experts, and to call for expressions of interest from community members to be part of a community advisory group to participate in assessing all the information available and to provide their input into what they consider to be the best way forward.”“We are also getting the bridge load tested along with several other bridges along the Tathra-Bermagui Road to provide more confidence in the current load carrying capacity of the bridge and to help inform short term management priorities.”“We will also be reaching out to a broad range of community groups to continue the conversation about this challenge.“Tonight we will be attending the Bermagui Community Forum to explain the decision-making process that led to Council’s resolution on 31 March, as well as hear community feedback.”Mr McMahon will also continue to hold discussions with the timber bridge specialists who recently completed the South Arm Bridge upgrade at Brunswick Heads, to understand that project and any parallels with Cuttagee Bridge. /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:Bega, Bega Valley Shire Council, Bermagui, Brunswick Heads, community, council, director, Engineering, future, Government, local council, project, resolution, Russell, Safety, tourism