UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon following explosion

first_imgThe UK will provide £5m in aid to Beirut, including search and rescue help and expert medical support after the explosion at Beirut Port yesterday. “We have offered immediate direct support including search and rescue, emergency medical assistance and up to £5m in humanitarian aid.”  Angharad Carrick Yesterday’s blast at Beirut’s port warehouses was the most powerful in years and was felt as far away as Cyprus. Following a call with the Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab, the foreign secretary said the UK had made up to £5m in emergency funding available help people made homeless by the disaster. Wednesday 5 August 2020 7:15 pm Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  “This was a devastating explosion which has caused enormous suffering and damage. The UK is a long-standing friend of Lebanon and the Lebanese people, and will stand with them in their hour of need,” said Dominic Raab. Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined others in offering their support to Lebanon. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily 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.comUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndo whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon following Beirut explosion Officials have not yet said what caused the explosion but local media have suggested it was started by welding work being carried out on a hole in the warehouse. President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures, which he said was “unacceptable”. UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon following Beirut explosion He also offered to immediately deploy search and rescue teams alongside an EMT advance clinical advisory team. Share Show Comments ▼ “The pictures and videos from Beirut tonight are shocking,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “All of my thoughts and prayers are with those caught up in this terrible incident. It comes at an incredibly difficult time for Lebanon, which is reeling from an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus infections. The pandemic has compounded government corruption and financial mismanagement. An explosion in the Lebanese capital yesterday left thousands injured with a death toll of more than 100. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon following Beirut explosion (AFP via Getty Images) whatsapplast_img read more

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On the Beach revenue plummets as travel restrictions batter sales

first_img Also Read: Boohoo takes tough stance on suppliers following Leicester factory scandal Share Damian Shepherd “Whilst this recovery is likely to take some time and the consumer environment will continue to be challenging, the differentiating features of our business model, combined with the actions taken during the pandemic, position us very strongly for successful and sustained growth as we move out of this extended period of disruption,” said Simon Cooper, chief executive of On the Beach. On the Beach narrowed its pre-tax loss during the period to £9.5m compared to £34.1m a year earlier. Online holiday retailer On the Beach saw its revenue sink in the six months to March 2021 as lockdown restrictions hit sales. Tourists have been largely unable to visit popular destinations such as Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) The company posted an adjusted group revenue of £12m during the half year, some 77 per cent lower than the £52.8m reported in the same period in 2020. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoDefinitionTotally Fake: The 35 Most Fake Reality Shows On TVDefinitionUndoDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaUndoNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauUndo Also Read: UK unemployment rate falls to 4.7 per cent as lockdown easing spurs hiring Group gross profit also plunged by 71 per cent to £10.8m due to suppressed consumer demand for booking holidays. Tuesday 15 June 2021 7:54 am When the government’s roadmap out of lockdown was announced in February, there was a theoretical restart date for travel on 17 May. whatsapp On the Beach said it has been forced to navigate uncertainties, but remains confident that it is well positioned to grow as demand for holidays recovers. whatsapp On the Beach revenue plummets as travel restrictions batter sales Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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British Columbia more open to mine treaty talks

first_imgEnergy & Mining | Environment | Southeast | State Government | SyndicatedBritish Columbia more open to mine treaty talksAugust 27, 2015 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett discusses the week’s mine meetings as Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and other state officials listen during a Wednesday press conference in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News).Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2015/08/26MineMeet.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.British Columbia’s top mining official says he’s open to involving his federal government in transboundary mine conflicts. That’s a change from earlier statements.B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett went into this week’s mine meetings saying the U.S.-Canada Boundary Waters Treaty wasn’t the right place to address mining concerns.The treaty would allow the countries to convene a commission to examine and resolve the potential for B.C. mineral extraction to damage Alaska fisheries.Then, Bennett spent three days touring the transboundary Taku River and meeting with tribal, fisheries and environmental critics, as well as state lawmakers and officials.At a Wednesday press conference with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, Bennet said he’s more open to the idea.“We think that we can resolve most of the uncertainties by working more closely with Alaska. I think you get more done at kind of the local state-province level. But I would not foreclose or dismiss the future opportunity to involve the federal governments if they can help,” he said.Mallott is actively pursuing federal involvement.At the press conference, he said he’ll lobby the U.S. secretary of state during his upcoming trip to Alaska.“I will seek a meeting with Secretary Kerry in order to hopefully gain the commitment of the secretary that his department will maintain an awareness [and] will be ready to engage if and when asked, because we never know where this ultimately will take us,” he said.Mallott admitted a meeting is unlikely.But he said he’ll push for the State Department, which must initiate a request, to leverage involvement of the International Joint Commission, which addresses cross-boundary water issues.Mallott and Bennett said their meetings were productive and built trust. Both brought up plans for a memorandum of understanding addressing exchanges of information and expanded Alaska involvement in B.C.’s permit system.Salmon Beyond Borders’ Heather Hardcastle reacts to the week’s mining meetings while Rivers Without Borders’ Chris Zimmer, center, and the Douglas Indian Association’s John Morris listen. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)Mine critics, in a follow-up press conference, agreed that the meetings were a step in the right direction. But they weren’t enough.John Morris of the Douglas Indian Association and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group said a memorandum of understanding is no more than a formal handshake.“We have to move beyond that and start getting something in writing [such as] a good, solid legal contract between our parties to prevent these kind of disasters from happening,” he said.Morris was joined by environmental and fisheries leaders.Heather Hardcastle of Salmon Beyond Borders and Taku River Reds said she will continue pushing for both countries’ federal governments’ involvement.“The International Joint Commission, to us, is the best forum …, with equal numbers of experts on both sides of the border, to look at what has gone on already in the region and what can go on in the future, given these proposed and operating mines,” she said.Hardcastle and others said they were encouraged by British Columbia’s leaders’ willingness to listen during the week’s meetings.They also praised the Mallott-Walker administration for opening up its own process to get a broader view of B.C. mining’s potential impacts to Southeast Alaska.Share this story:last_img read more

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News / Interim CN chief stays bullish and invests in equipment and staff, but is it enough?

first_img© Stefania Eymundson By Ian Putzger in Toronto 22/03/2018 Is Canadian National (CN) rolling out of its winter of discontent?Jean-Jacques Ruest, who has taken over the controls at the Canadian rail giant until a new president and CEO is appointed, claims the company has turned a corner and will improve further in the coming months, thanks to fresh investment in equipment, staff and infrastructure.The first half of March saw more freight in CN’s system and train speeds picking up, Mr Ruest said at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference in New York.While the improvements are not enough to make up for the troubles of the first two months of the year, CN is now heading in the right direction, he added.Mr Ruest, a 22-year CN veteran and former chief marketing officer, was handed the reins after the abrupt departure of president and CEO Luc Jobin on 5 March amid reports of mounting woes for the rail company.CN was struggling with delays, especially on its corridors to and from the ports in British Columbia, and parts of its network were afflicted by severe congestion.Mr Ruest described February as one of the worst months in the company’s history, citing falling volumes and escalating costs amid the operational problems choking the network.Grain shippers on the prairies were particularly hard hit. It did not help that CN’s rival, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), was also affected by severe weather conditions. According to the Ag Transport Coalition, which represents several grain associations, car order fulfillments from the two rail giants sank to a paltry 38% in early February. CP mustered 66% of the rail cars ordered, while CN fell to a woeful 17%.Executives in the oil & gas industry also voiced heavy criticism of CN service.Early this month, shippers were reporting delays of six to eight days for rail cargo moving through the port of Vancouver, with on-dock dwell times of rail cars averaging five to seven days. At the port of St Rupert, dwell times before the Chinese new year were four to six days for both rail operators. Both ports experienced delays in the wake of rail expansion work that dragged on beyond the completion of infrastructure work on the marine side.The biggest factor impacting rail performance between December and late February was heavy snow and frigid temperatures. This forced the rail operators to reduce the length of trains by as much as 50%.However, Mr Ruest acknowledged that CN’s troubles were not down purely to a tough winter. After 14% revenue ton-mile growth in the first nine months of 2017, the company entered the fourth quarter “without really any gasoline left in the tank”, he said, resulting in flat performance since.CN was not well prepared for the rise in volume in the fourth quarter and in the opening months of 2018, and Mr Ruest does not expect demand to wane in the months ahead. He is bracing for capacity pressure from increased volume growth, he added.To shore up its performance, CN is spending an extra C$500m (US$387.7m) this year. Half will go to upgrade its network and improve transits between Chicago and the west coast. Work to add sidings and upgrade stretches to double-track will start next month and is expected to be completed by November.The company has ordered new locomotives and signed leases for 130 units to tackle urgent problems, such as the backlogs of grain shipments, which have drawn heavy criticism from political leaders. CN is also beefing up its workforce with 2,000 new employees.Mr Ruest is aware that he has to move fast to avert the spectre of clients dropping CN for CP. The smaller rival is working to beef up its services between the west coast and the mid-west and has already claimed one major success: last month, it announced that the ONE grouping of NYK, K Line and MOL was shifting the bulk of its volume from CN. Previously CP had only handled K Line traffic.However, Mr Ruest and the CN board are upbeat. They have not changed the guidance for this year, despite the tough start and, according to Mr Ruest, there is still time to catch up.last_img read more

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The pharmacist to Congress has something to say about that Alzheimer’s remark

first_img WASHINGTON — The pharmacist who prepares prescription drugs for Congress would like you to know that he does not know of any members with Alzheimer’s. And if he did, he wouldn’t tell you.“I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know,” Mike Kim said, adding that “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.” The pharmacist to Congress has something to say about that Alzheimer’s remark [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Politics Senior News Editor By Erin Mershon Oct. 11, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED Mike Kim, owner of Grubb’s Pharmacy on Capitol Hill. Eric Kruszewski for STATcenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @eemershon Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What is it? Tags Congresspharmaceuticalspolicy Erin Mershon About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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Deputies searching for missing Lehigh Acres teen with autism

first_imgAdvertisement 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 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement 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 Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 North Fort Myers man sentenced to over 2 years in prison for counterfeiting money June 16, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: Lee County Sheriff’s OfficeMissingMissing teen LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies are looking for a 17-year-old teen from Lehigh Acres.Nehemiah Garcia is a 17-year-old teen with autism. He is 5’5″ and weighs about 140 pounds.Garcia has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen leaving his home on Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres on Thursday, January 7. He was wearing a Popeyes uniform.If you have any information on the whereabouts of Garcia, please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Man found guilty in 2018 murder of two Alva teens June 12, 2021 Traffic Homicide Unit investigates Sanibel crash that left one man dead June 14, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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What to know before the 153rd Belmont Stakes kicks off

first_imgNBC SPORTS – The Belmont Stakes returns to early June and closes out a dramatic 2021 Triple Crown, only on NBC Sports.The 153rd Belmont Stakes airs on Saturday, June 5 from 3-5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and from 5-7 p.m. on NBC. Coverage is also available on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports will also broadcast from Belmont Park on Friday, June 4 from 5-6 p.m. ET with live racing, insider previews, and expert betting tips.What started as a much-anticipated return to normal on the First Saturday in May turned into controversy when, eight days after the 147th Kentucky Derby, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert announced his Derby winner Medina Spirit had failed a post-race drug test. The Florida-born colt tested positive for 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone, which was later revealed to be from a topical ointment called Otomax used to treat dermatitis on his hind end, NBC Sports reports.Churchill Downs immediately suspended him from running any horses at the track, and the Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club set terms, including vigorous drug testing, for Baffert in order to run Medina Spirit in the Preakness the following Saturday. 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 comments Rombauer wins the 2021 Preakness Stakes May 16, 2021 Advertisement Here’s what you need to know before the 2021 Preakness Stakes kicks off May 16, 2021 At least 11,000 fans are expected to attend the Belmont Stakes. What is the Belmont Stakes?The Belmont Stakes is traditionally the last leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. Like the Derby and the Preakness, it’s a Grade I Thoroughbred stakes races. The Belmont Stakes is 1 1/2 miles, or 12 furlongs, which makes it the longest race in the Triple Crown.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Belmont Stakes was the first Triple Crown race run and was moved back from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, June 20, and the race was shortened to 1 1/8-miles (9 furlongs) “to properly account for the schedule adjustments to the Triple Crown series and overall calendar for 3-year-olds in training,” the New York Racing Association said in a statement.The Belmont is run on the dirt track at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, according to NBC Sports. It was first raced in 1867, making it the oldest jewel in the Triple Crown (and the fourth oldest race in North America). However, the race wasn’t run in 1911 or 1912, which is why the Kentucky Derby is still the longest continuous sporting event in the country. The Belmont has always been run in or around New York City, having raced at Jerome Park (now closed), Morris Park (also closed), and Aqueduct in addition to Belmont, which is just east of Queens.When is the 2021 Belmont Stakes?The 153rd Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 5. NBC Sports will broadcast live from Belmont Park on June 5 from 3-5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and from 5-7 p.m. on NBC. Post time is set for approximately 6:49 p.m.How can I watch the 2021 Belmont Stakes?NBC is home to the 153rd Belmont Stakes, providing comprehensive race coverage and analysis live before, during and after the main event. Get started with NBCSN on Friday, June 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. ET. NBCSN coverage continues on Saturday, June 5 at 3 p.m. before moving to NBC at 5 p.m. All coverage is available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app as well.Who are the horses to watch in the Belmont?Preakness champ Rombauer could keep the good times rolling two weeks after he earned trainer Michael McCarthy his first career Triple Crown win. He will be without Preakness jockey Flavien Prat (who heads back to his Derby mount Hot Rod Charlie), but two-time Belmont winner (filly Rags to Riches in 2007 and Union Rags 2012) John Velazquez will have the ride.Essential Quality, the 2-1 morning-line favorite, looks to right his reputation after an underwhelming fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, where he was also the favorite. This will be trainer Brad Cox’s Belmont Debut. Jockey Luis Saez could earn his first Triple Crown win after he finished first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby aboard Maximum Security before being disqualified for interference.Feel-good Wood Memorial upset winner Bourbonic is back in the Triple Crown after finishing 13th in the Kentucky Derby and skipping the Preakness. Jockey Kendrick Carmouche makes his debut in the final leg of the Triple Crown, while trainer Todd Pletcher seeks his fourth Belmont win (Rags to Riches in 2007, Palace Malice in 2013, Tapwrit in 2017). Bourbonic could become the third Belmont winner for Calumet Farm, which boasts Triple Crown winners Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948). The farm has yet to have a horse win any leg of the Triple Crown since Brad Kelley took ownership in 2012.Hot Rod Charlie finished a strong third in the Kentucky Derby a month ago for trainer Doug O’Neill and his nephew Patrick O’Neill, who is part owner through Boat Racing. He previously won the Louisiana Derby in March and rocked the 2020 Breeders’ Cup when he took second in the Juvenile at a whopping 94-1.Longshot France Go de Ina (30-1) has a chance at history—a win in the 2021 Belmont would make him the first Japan-based horse to win the race, which would come with a $1 million bonus from the New York Racing Association (NYRA). The last foreign winner of the Belmont came in 1990 when Ireland-based Go and Go took first. His trainer Hideyuki Mori became the first Japanese trainer to train a Derby horse when he ran Ski Captain in 1995.What is unique about the Belmont Stakes?The Belmont is the final test for horses seeking a Triple Crown title. Horses have an additional week of rest between races as opposed to the Preakness, but the Belmont is also the longest race of the three.Belmont Park is only a few miles away from New York City, and city dwellers can just hop on the Long Island Rail Road for a day at the races. In non-COVID years, the annual Belmont Festival features several days packed with racing and other events.Who won the 2020 Belmont Stakes?Barclay Tagg’s Tiz the Law kicked off a scrambled 2020 Triple Crown by becoming the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes since Forester in 1882. Ownership group Sackatoga Stable previously partnered with Tagg to field unlikely 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide. Tiz the Law went on to win the Travers Stakes at Saratoga in convincing fashion. He headed south to Churchill Downs as the favorite in the 146th Kentucky Derby but fell short behind eventual Horse of the Year Authentic. After finishing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he was retired to stud at Ashford Stud, Coolmore’s stateside breeding operation. Essential Quality wins the 153rd Belmont Stakes June 7, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementOn Saturday, May 15 in Maryland, Michael McCarthy‘s under-the-radar runner Rombauer romped past favorites Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon to win the 146th Preakness Stakes.The New York Racing Association has banned Baffert, pending further investigation into Medina Spirit’s post-Derby drug test.Just days before the 2021 Belmont Stakes on June 2, Medina Spirit’s positive drug test was confirmed, and Churchill Downs issued a two-year suspension for Baffert. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission could disqualify Medina Spirit, elevating second-place finisher Mandaloun to first. Advertisement Medina Spirit can race in Preakness despite failing drug test after Derby May 12, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Belmont StakesKentucky DerbyPreakness StakesTriple Crown 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 commentslast_img read more

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Jobs in Laois: All of the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

first_img GAA GAA GAA Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Home Jobs Jobs in Laois: All of the recent job vacancies as advertised on… Jobs By Steven Miller – 25th August 2019 WhatsApp Jobs in Laois: All of the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Laois Transport Company – Office AdministratorA busy transport company in the Laois area are looking for an office administrator to join their team.Candidate should have good computer skillsHours are 3.30pm to 8.30pmSee full job description here. First Ireland Spirits – QC Laboratory TechnicianFirst Ireland Spirits is Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueur, Irish country cream and Irish whiskey liqueur, exporting to over 40 countries worldwide. We’re part ofWorking on a shift basis this role will focus on routine batch analysis on a range of alcoholic beverages, Bottle and Process Line checks and Plant Hygiene inspection to ensure the quality of a wide range of premium drink products.See full job description here Legal Aid Board – Temporary Clerical OfficerThe LEGAL AID BOARD is an independent state agency which provides legal aid and advice in civil cases to persons of modest means at little cost.Applications are invited for the position of Temporary Clerical Officer in Portlaoise Law Centre.See full job description here.  RSM Midlands looking for accountants in Birr and PortlaoiseRsm are looking to recruit a Manager to join their Audit and Advisory team in our Portlaoise office.RSM are also recruiting for qualified and part qualified accountants to join their local team.See full job description here.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated LaoisToday jobs section herecenter_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory KWS – Apprentice ElectricianKWS/Kilkenny Welding Supplies for the past 40 years have been Ireland’s primary supplier and distributor of welding machines, equipment, consumables and accessories.They currently have a vacancy for the following role:Apprentice electrician for the maintenance & repair of power tools, welders, generators etc. in our Portlaoise branch.See full job details here Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Enva – Industrial Services Driver/Operative and Industrial Services Co-OrdinatorEnva are seeking to fill a number of vacancies at their base in Portlaoise.The two roles are – Industrial Services Co-Ordinator and an Industrial Services Driver.You can check out the full job descriptions here.  Previous articleThirty-three Laois pubs have closed in the last 13 years, but numbers of pubs have increased within that timeNext articleProperty Watch: Five properties in Mountrath under €200k 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. Facebook There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more.Laois Scaffolding – General OperativesLaois Scaffolding Hire company are committed to giving a first class service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet all our customer needs.We value projects large or small and are dedicated to delivering within the set budget and time scales.We now have vacancies for General Operatives. Work is based in the Dublin are and applicants must have a valid Safe Pass.See full job details here. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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B.C. economy to grow more slowly over next two years: report

first_img B.C. budget forecasts three years of billion-dollar deficits Keywords British Columbia Highlights of the British Columbia 2019 provincial budget Central 1 says B.C.’s economic growth this year will fall far short of the 3.8% expansion recorded in 2016, although growth is expected to rebound by almost half of a percentage point to 2.7% in 2018 and 2019. It says a low Canadian dollar will help the export of goods and services but stronger commodity prices will push up overall price levels, as consumer prices edge up about 2% cent this year and 1.8% in the following two years. The forecast warns ongoing softwood lumber trade talks and the risk of tariffs could drag growth, and low global gas prices will keep a lid on any major liquefied natural gas projects in the province until at least the 2020s. After a 33% surge in 2016, housing starts in B.C. are expected to tumble by 13% this year, but Central 1 predicts the drop will be cushioned by other economic factors. “Household demand will remain the backbone of economic growth, but we will see further rotation towards government spending, trade and an increase in investment, as the contribution from the housing sector diminishes,” says Bryan Yu, the credit union’s senior economist. Government spending and higher commodity prices are expected to pick up the slack, Yu says, although there could be a chill from potential softwood lumber tariffs. Canadian Press A British Columbia credit union says the province’s economy will remain strong through 2019, but Metro Vancouver’s once-sizzling housing market will no longer fuel the growth. The latest forecast from the Central 1 Credit Union says the total amount of goods and services produced in B.C. will climb by 2.3% in 2017. center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media B.C. economy forecast to remain strong through 2020 Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Gutwein Government has no intention of addressing Tasmania’s broken electoral donation laws despite fanfare

first_imgGutwein Government has no intention of addressing Tasmania’s broken electoral donation laws despite fanfare Tasmanian LaborPremier refuses to bring laws to ParliamentTasmania’s donation laws remain a national embarrassmentTasmanians want the secrecy to endThe Minority Gutwein Government looks set to again break its promise by refusing to commit to bring urgently required political donation law reform before the State Parliament.Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad said it was clear today that the government had no intention of fixing Tasmania’s broken electoral donation laws, despite releasing its report last year with much typical fanfare.“This was a report that had been kept hidden for more than six months and then was released with bells and whistles,” Ms Haddad said.“At that time, the Premier told Tasmanians they would act on each of the report’s recommendations.“But today in Question Time, the Premier would not provide a clear answer on whether the legislation would be debated in the House before the next Tasmanian election.“The fact is Tasmania has the worst electoral donation laws in the country.“And the liberal party secrecy around donations has to be cleared up.“The Premier made it clear today he is unwilling to act and instead is willing to maintain their hallmark secrecy.“Only Labor has a plan to fix these laws and only a Labor Government will repair these broken laws once and for all.“Labor’s plan will include caps on spending for all candidates and all parties, the public disclosure of all donations to candidates and parties valued at over $1,000 and a ban on anonymous and foreign donations.”Ella Haddad MP Shadow Attorney General /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:attorney-general, ban, Disclosure, donation, election, Government, house, law, law reform, legislation, parliament, Premier, reform, spending, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassielast_img read more

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