News / Priority Freight wins ‘clearance on wheels’ status to ease UK border bottlenecks

first_img© Josepalbert13 Priority Freight claims gaining ‘clearance on wheels’ status from the UK HMRC has been pivotal in reducing post-Brexit border bottlenecks.The Dover-based forwarder announced this week that it had the right to act as an authorised consignee for movements into the UK, allowing it to end transit movements without having to unload consignments.Group operations manager at Priority Andrew Austin said: “Covid-19 has limited the supply of many goods across the globe, but customs in and out of the UK is still the cause of significant delays. Obtaining ‘clearance on wheels’ means we can clear goods more quickly for our clients.”HMRC says ‘clearance on wheels’ status can only be given if the applicant holds approval as both an AEO trader and authorised consignee.“They must, at the very minimum, open the container and ensure that the contents are as described on the transit declaration and that there is not something completely different or illicit in the load,” it said.“If any discrepancy is identified by this assessment, or if any discrepancy is identified at a later date, HMRC must be notified immediately.”A spokesperson for Priority told The Loadstar it had been a “rigorous process”, with “months of auditing and inspections”, leading to its truck park and warehouse facility in Dover gaining the status.Mr Austin said the success had been due in part to the “substantial” investments it had made in upgrading its facilities and training.“We implemented these measures early in the Brexit negotiations to ensure we could provide a complete service for the seamless transport of goods across the border,” he added. By Alex Whiteman 26/05/2021last_img read more

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The ‘Charlie Sheen effect’ boosted AIDS awareness, study says

first_img Related: Given historic trends, there were almost 3 million more searches about HIV on Nov. 17 than expected, and more than 1 million were related to important public health messages because they included search terms for condoms, HIV symptoms, or HIV testing. The study doesn’t list the total number of HIV-related searches that day on Google. About the Author Reprints “While no one should be forced to reveal HIV status, Sheen’s disclosure may benefit public health by helping many people learn more about HIV infection and prevention,” the researchers wrote in a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.They analyzed Google trends data along with news trends from a Bloomberg LP terminal system from 2004 through three weeks after Sheen’s announcement.advertisement Watch: Charlie Sheen’s doctor wants you to know he’s no Hollywood quack HealthThe ‘Charlie Sheen effect’ boosted AIDS awareness, study says — Lindsey Tanner Related: Actor Charlie Sheen was called a lot of things during his bad-boy days. Until now, public health promoter wasn’t one of them.Sheen’s revelation that he’s infected with the AIDS virus prompted the greatest number of HIV-related Google searches recorded in the United States since 2004, and more than 1 million of them involved public health-related information.That’s according to a new study from San Diego State University research professor John Ayers and colleagues, who examined the impact of the announcement Nov. 17 by the former star of TV’s “Two and a Half Men.”advertisement Andrew Burton/Getty Images Could safer porn promote safer sex? By Associated Press Feb. 22, 2016 Reprints The researchers also found there were more than 6,500 HIV-related news stories — not counting duplicates from the same news source — on Google News alone on Nov. 17, reversing a decade-long decline in news reporting about the virus.Sheen’s tumultuous professional and personal life has made news before — for public outbursts, drug and alcohol use, and prostitution. The study didn’t look at the online impact of those headlines.The researchers noted that former NBA star Magic Johnson sparked increased HIV awareness when he disclosed his own infection, in 1991, before the Internet was so ubiquitous. They said public health authorities could leverage the “Charlie Sheen effect” to keep the spotlight on HIV awareness, and that Sheen’s disclosure could potentially have a greater impact because of how connected people are to information.About 1 million people nationwide are HIV-infected but government estimates say about 150,000 of them don’t know it — emphasizing the importance of better awareness, Ayers said.A journal editorial says public health authorities face a challenge when blockbuster celebrity health news surfaces, and need to make sure useful health information is easily accessible to consumers at such moments. Associated Press Tags AIDSCharlie SheenHIVlast_img read more

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Portlaoise roadworks set to stall for a further three weeks

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Pinterest By Dáire McDonald – 19th September 2019 TAGSabbeyleix roadO’Moore Parkring roadtraffic Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Previous articleLaois in the front-line of Climate Strike this FridayNext articleREVEALED: Jerseys and sponsors confirmed for Laois GAA Divisional football competition Dáire McDonald Work is progressing on the Portlaoise Ring Road and is now expected to be completed for November 1 The construction of the new ring road in Portlaoise has been hit with delays meaning the Abbeyleix road is to remain closed until October 9 – Laois County Council has confirmed.The road which was closed on September 3 and was scheduled to re-open on September 11 but is now delayed by another three weeks until Wednesday October 9.The road constructions are taking place near O’Moore Park and the Clonminam Business park, these delays are causing annoyance for businessmen, motorists and match goers, who are now finding hassle to get to their destinations.Many people who have to enter Portlaoise from the Abbeyleix road now have to take a long route through Clonminam and down the Mountrath road in order to get to town, this is then causing high traffic levels in these areas.This blockage has also led to a lot of traffic congestion in the area in the morning and evening rush hours.Work is progressing though and just yesterday, part of the road opened around one side of the new roundabout.One of the main points of conflict is for the travelling GAA fans who travel to O’Moore park at the weekends, not only do they get held up going into the match going home is becoming a lengthy, annoying process.Many of the cars who park in the LOETB Centre of Excellence during the games are getting delayed going home as you can only turn left up towards Clonminam when you leave, this causes a serious hold up and can be very aggravating for people who live the opposite direction of the traffic flow.The county council have said the new route to connect the Timahoe and Abbeyleix roads will be open for use on October 9 but until then people will have to remain patient.When it does fully open, the link road will hopefully ease traffic congestion around the town – but until then, delays are set to persist.SEE ALSO – Great TV offers in Telfords to get you ready for the Rugby World Cup Facebook Portlaoise roadworks set to stall for a further three weeks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest GAA Home News Portlaoise roadworks set to stall for a further three weeks News WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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SEC should encourage FINRA to review rules: report

The report notes that neither the SEC, nor FINRA, conduct retrospective reviews of the SRO’s rules. But, the GAO maintains that these sorts of reviews are useful, “as they allow agencies to assess the effectiveness of their rules”; and, it notes that some federal financial regulators, including the SEC, have begun pursuing plans to conduct retrospective reviews. “By not conducting these reviews, FINRA may be missing an opportunity to systematically assess whether its rules are achieving their intended purpose and take appropriate action, such as maintaining rules that are effective and modifying or repealing rules that are ineffective or burdensome,” the report says. Additionally, the report finds that the SEC has “conducted limited or no oversight of other aspects of FINRA’s operations, such as governance and executive compensation”. It says that the SEC indicates that the lack of oversight in this area is due to resource constraints, and that it has focused its resources on FINRA’s regulatory departments instead, as they have the greatest impact on investors. The report indicates that the SEC is in the process of enhancing and expanding its oversight of FINRA using a more risk-based approach. And, it notes that, while the SEC has followed some elements that are important in a risk-management framework, it says the SEC has not documented how it will implement all of the elements, “such as considering alternative oversight approaches and monitoring the effectiveness of its oversight.” “Incorporating these other elements will better position [the] SEC to prioritize evolving and varying risks, evaluate alternatives, and monitor its oversight efforts. Without such elements, [the] SEC may be missing opportunities to take a more comprehensive, risk-based approach in overseeing FINRA,” it concludes. The report notes that the SEC generally agreed with the GAO’s recommendations. A new report recommends that the U.S. securities industry self-regulators should be reviewing the efficacy of their rules to make sure they are producing the desired results, and that their oversight could be enhanced, too. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Thursday released a report examining the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) oversight of the industry self-regulatory organization (SRO), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). It concludes that the SEC should encourage FINRA to conduct retrospective reviews of its rules, and that the SEC should establish a process for examining those reviews. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority James Langton IAP to focus on SROs, taskforce in 2021 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? Related news IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal read more

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Regulators challenged by cyber risk

first_img As investors go online, criminals follow “As organizations upgrade their defenses, criminals continuously develop new and more complex approaches. Ultimately, in a highly interconnected and interdependent financial ecosystem, cyber attacks may have systemic implications for the entire financial system, and also affect over time the trust on which financial markets are built,” the report says. IOSCO’s work, which was co-ordinated by the Quebec-based Autorité des marches financiers (AMF) along with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), also surveys the tools available to regulators to respond to the cyber risk, and details some of the practices adopted by market participants to address the threat. Regulators are generally “still in the early stages” of developing policy responses to deal with cyber security, the report says. “Overall, regulatory approaches tend to be high-level and allow for flexibility, recognizing that there is no “one size fits all” approach that market participants should adopt.” In general, regulators are demanding that firms have appropriate risk management systems to minimize their exposure to cyber risks, it says, “for instance, implementing adequate physical and electronic security arrangements, ensuring compliance with financial stability standards, notifying appropriate authorities of incidents, and having appropriate protections for electronic trading.” They are also using other tools, such as compliance sweeps, issuing guidance, or carrying out cyber security exercises to test the industry defences and responses. For firms, the report covers efforts the industry has made in terms of identification, protection, detection, response and recovery to cyber security events. The report also highlights the importance of sharing information related to cybersecurity between the industry and regulators. “As part of their regulatory framework, securities regulators may want to require or encourage some or all market participants to participate in information sharing networks or initiatives,” the report says, adding that information sharing at the international level “is also essential”. Photo copyright: rabbit75123/123RF Cyber risk represents a unique threat to the security and stability of financial markets, warns a report published by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on Wednesday. According to the report, cyber risk is not “just another risk”; rather, it describes the threat as a “highly complex and rapidly evolving phenomenon.” ESMA launches digital finance consultation James Langton Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience New York boosts cybersecurity Keywords Cybersecurity Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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New Rental Standards To Help Tenants And Landlords

first_imgNew Rental Standards To Help Tenants And Landlords VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is taking another step towards making renting fairer for all Victorians, with new rules to ensure every rental property meets basic standards.With more than one in four people renting in Victoria, it’s crucial that basic amenities such as hot and cold water in the bathroom and laundry, functioning ovens, stovetops and sinks in the kitchen, a permanent – and working-heater in the living room, are available to all tenants.These minimum standards are the things most people would reasonably expect in a house – and most rental properties already have them – but we are now enshrining these standards in law with new regulations.We are also increasing the ways in which renters can make their house feel like a home by setting out simple modifications they can make to their rental property.Renters won’t have to ask for permission to attach child safety devices such as blind or cord anchors and pressure- mounted child safety gates. They also won’t have to ask to install picture hooks on walls, to replace curtains, or to increase the energy efficiency of the house with new LED globes.Other modifications that a rental provider cannot unreasonably refuse include allowing the planting of a vegetable or herb garden, painting, securing gates and installing security systems and flyscreens.These regulations come into effect on 29 March and are part of the more than 130 rental reforms the Labor Government is introducing to residential tenancies to strengthen renters’ rights, better protect vulnerable renters and enable people to turn the house they rent into their home.The changes to the regulations have been made after carefully listening to feedback from over 700 written submissions as part of the public consultation process on the initial proposed regulations.Landlords will also benefit from these reforms through stronger accountability for renters, clearer obligations and modern regulation and processes.To help ensure the smooth transition to the new residential tenancy laws, the regulations provide specific guidance on minimum standards, the modifications that can be made, and safety maintenance obligations.The regulations also set out information that rental providers must disclose prior to entering a rental agreement, terms which cannot be included in a rental agreement, and questions that cannot be asked of rental applicants.The Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 will be formally made on 27 January and can be found from that date on engage.vic.gov.au/rentingregulations.As stated by Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne“We’re delivering on our promise to make renting fairer for all Victorians. Renters have a right to a safe, secure and affordable home they can call their own and landlords should have peace of mind with stronger accountability from those renting their properties.”“These are the biggest reforms to renting in Victoria – setting out the minimum standards that must be provided in all rental properties, to better protect vulnerable tenants and turn rental properties from a house into a real home.” /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:agreement, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, bathroom, child safety, Effect, efficiency, energy, energy efficiency, gaming, Government, Minister, property, public consultation, regulation, security, Victorialast_img read more

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Downtown Vancouver continues to light up in purple

first_imgA total of 27 businesses have been lighting up their windows each night in purple to honor local hospitality workersEditor’s note: This story was produced and first published by the Vancouver Business Journal, www.vbjusa.com. It is published here with full attribution to and permission of the Vancouver Business Journal and Editor Joanna Yorke.In the beginning of May, businesses around downtown Vancouver began lighting up in purple to honor hospitality workers in the city. Initiated by the Hilton Vancouver, the concept originated in San Francisco. There are now a total of 27 businesses who have been lighting up their windows each night, with purple lights loaned free of charge by PSAV, the Hilton’s onsite preferred Audio-Visual vendor. The lighting coincided with U.S. Travel’s National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which this year carries the theme “Spirit of Travel.’’Visit Vancouver USA's offices are also lit up in purple in support of the area's hospitality workers. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver HiltonVisit Vancouver USA’s offices are also lit up in purple in support of the area’s hospitality workers. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Hilton“The collaboration and generosity of the hospitality industry in creating this display is exactly what the lights honor,” said Cliff Myers, president and CEO of Visit Vancouver USA. “We are proud of every member of the hospitality community that makes our visitors’ experiences truly memorable and has helped us grow tourism to the area.”General manager of the Hilton Mike McLeod added, “We want to visually show off that we are one interconnected community. We can’t wait to have our teams back together and be able to toast to them in person. Until then, we are happy that we are able to share these lights with the downtown business community.”The city of Vancouver also lit the Sixth Street gateway sign in purple beginning May 4 as part of the initiative. The Hilton hopes to partner with even more local businesses to spread purple light across town.Purple was chosen to represent hospitality because of its blend of “luxurious, confident red and relaxing, comforting blue,” reported the San Francisco Travel Association. Businesses in Vancouver interested in participating can use their own purple lights or can contact Christie Rust at [email protected] for assistance.“In this time of crisis, we want to make certain that all of the hospitality workers who make downtown Vancouver such a great place to be are recognized — a thank you to all of those still working and a virtual embrace to those who cannot,” said Leah Jackson, owner of Niche Wine Bar and Angst Gallery.The lights will continue throughout the month of May, which is also the city of Vancouver’s small business month.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19LatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : VIDEO: ClarkCountyToday.com remembers those who sacrificed all this Memorial Day Next : Clark County property taxes due Wed., June 3AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Downtown Vancouver continues to light up in purplePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, May 26, 2020in: Businessshare 0 last_img read more

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Expert in House Financial Services Committee hearings available for media interviews

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Risky loans similar to those that spurred the Great Recession are under scrutiny in the US House of Representatives this week.Erik Gerding, a law professor at the University of Colorado Law School, appeared in front of the House Financial Services Committee to talk about building risk in certain loan markets. He is available for media interviews.Gerding sees troubling parallels between leveraged loan and collateralized loan obligation markets and mortgage markets leading into the financial crisis, including declining underwriting standards.Contact: Andrew Sorensen, CU Boulder media [email protected] Gerding, CU Boulder professor of [email protected] Published: June 4, 2019 last_img read more

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Afternoon Brief, January 25th

first_imgAdvertisement Film to Highlight Female Entrepreneurship in Champagne The Lovely Anachronism That Is Tulocay Winery What’s Hot in Cold Stabilization? General Manager – Operations and HospitalityDANCIN Vineyards – Jacksonville, OR, USA TRENDING STORY PEOPLE US Wineries Willing to Sell OutAlmost half of the country’s wineries are prepared to go up for sale in the coming year… California to Impose First Statewide Rules for Winery Wastewater, Marking New EraHundreds of California wineries will for the first time be governed by statewide wastewater processing rules, a change from the long-held, regional approach that could increase production costs for wineries and protections for waterways while providing consistency for vintners across the state… Facebook Smoke Taint Aftermath: Short Harvest Complicates Grower, Winery Dealings in Napa Valley A Closer Look at the Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Market Napa Valley Grapegrowers Report: Building Blocks of a Brighter Future Pancho Campo: How Wine Future Will Tackle Wine’s Biggest Issues Share To Court Socially Minded Millennials, Some Wineries Are Investing in More Than Grapes Nielsen CGA Launches PurchaseTrak to Quickly Deliver Granular Purchasing Insights to Beverage and Alcohol Suppliers Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Announces 2021 Board Leadership More Supplier News By Editor – January 25, 2021 97 0 Wine Shipments to Consumers Soar to Record $3.7 Billion in 2020Despite a nationwide pandemic that closed tasting rooms and restricted in-person sales for much of the past year, U.S. wineries shipped more than $3.7 billion worth of wine directly to consumers in 2020, according to the latest Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report from Sovos ShipCompliant and Wines Vines Analytics… BLOGS SUPPLIER NEWS Advertisement How Bars Are Surviving the Pandemic Don’t Leave Money on the Table — Here’s How to Start with Your Ecommerce Data Twitter WINEINDUSTRY.JOBS Quality and Production AssistantRecruiting Associates Network – Fairfield, CA, USA Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 25thAfternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 25th 2020 Hindsight: The Top 5 Consumer Trends of 2020 This 2018 Château Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Was Just Named the World’s Best Wine of 2021 Women for Winesense Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable Will Host “New Year, Inspired Career! Strategically Making Choices and Moves” Panel MONDAY, JANUARY 25 Wine America’s Michael Kaiser and Helping Small Wineries Make It Through the Pandemic More Wine Industry Jobs Pinterest Placer Process Tips – A Master Plan for Process and Utility Design Saves Time and Money VINEYARD & WINERY Vineyard Operator Dies After Tractor Incident in Central Otago Learn About GOfermentor Advanced Winemaking Technology at Unified Let’s Chat About Refreshing Your Wine Label! Wine Companies and the Temptation to Speak Out on Divisive Issues Burgundy Hails a Great 2019 Vintage Ancient Grape Revived in Tuscany Wine Entrepreneurship Master Class Offered Online in Spring 2021 Regenerative Viticulture: Trendy Buzz Word or Revolutionary Farming Philosophy?A new certification program aims to define this carbon-capturing farming practice, which some believe could transform vineyards and combat climate change… Previous articleViticulture Session at Enoforum Web Conference 2021Next articleGroundbreaking Program to Aid Restaurant and Hospitality Workers Launches in Response to COVID-19 Editor What Are the Australian and Spanish Grape-Growers Doing? TAGSBodegas ProtosDrizlyfeaturedGary’s Wine & MarketplaceNapa Valley GrapegrowersQvevriSonoma Valley Vintners & GrowersSovos ShipCompliantVIVANTWomen for WineSense Qvevri Wines Include Amber Wines to Reflect the Traditional Winemaking Method of 6000 BCE. When a Beverage Director Is Out of Reach, a Consultant Can Fill the Gap TODAY’S NEWS Linkedin VIVANT Debuts the World’s First Global Livestreaming Wine Experience Platform Following 350% Increase in Online Sales in 2020, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Continues to Innovate with Gary’s Plus Membership Program in 2021 ReddIt Bodegas Protos Releases Inaugural Clarete and Rosé Wines from DO Cigales Emaillast_img read more

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Cytecare introduces 3-D imaging technology for breast cancer screening

first_imgCytecare introduces 3-D imaging technology for breast cancer screening Related Posts News By salil sule on August 11, 2017 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” 3D mammography is a special kind of mammogram that uses several low dose X-rays obtained at different angles to create multiple images or sequential slicesCytecare hospital has introduced Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, popularly known as 3D-Mammography, for women. 3D mammography is a special kind of mammogram that uses several low dose x-rays obtained at different angles to create multiple images or ‘sequential slices’ that step through the breast tissue and allows radiologists to see more clearly. The breast is positioned and compressed in the same way as for a 2D mammogram but the X-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast. It takes less than 10 seconds for the scan. The X-ray information is sent to a computer, which produces a focussed 3-D digital image of the breast.Talking about Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Dr Mukta Mahajan, Consultant Radiologist, Breast Imaging and Intervention said, “The most important aspect as a breast radiologist at Cytecare Hospital is to spread awareness about personal risk-based screening and extent evaluation of breast cancer prior to planning treatment.”3D mammography has shown to reduce percentage of missed cancers by 15 per cent. More recent studies show about 30 per cent increased 3D mammography sensitivity and specificity compared to 2D Mammography with a recalls reduction in screening by approximately 40 per cent. center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

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