MUFG straight in at the charity football championships

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share MUFG straight in at the charity football championships IT WAS all to play for yesterday at recruitment consultants Kennedy Pearce’s annual charity football competition, where over 25 FTSE 100 companies, including Sony Entertainment and Virgin Active, went head-to-head to raise £1,000 for the charity of their choice. Investment bank MUFG Securities wiped the floor with the independent merchant banking group Close Brothers in the final, beating them 5-1. Captained by their head of finance Jeremy Grinstead, the team claimed their winnings and donated them to Essex-based Little Havens Hopsice. Well played!▀ It was always going to be a lively evening at this year’s Contrarian Awards, and last night did not disappoint, as MP Simon Danczuk follows in the footsteps of human rights lawyer and Guantanamo Bay campaigner Clive Stafford Smith to become the biggest contrarian of 2015. The prize-giving, started by banker, DJ and former MP Ali Miraj, celebrates public figures who go against the grain and speak out in times of adversity. Danczuk said: “There are so many people from all walks of life speaking out for others. It’s a delight to receive such recognition.” Contrarians shortlisted for the prize included activist-turned whistleblower Ed Hussain and long-time controversial politician George Galloway.▀ Is living in the capital going out of style? That’s what Lloyds bank would have you believe, as a new survey reveals that aspiration millennials would much rather commute from Cambridge than settle in Southwark. Although 16 of the top 25 places for young professionals to buy were London boroughs, including Wimbledon and Fulham, they were beaten by the suburban idyls of Cambridge and West Bridgford. Sleepy and coastal town Hove also came top for where young professionals are buying, with Brighton in 5th place. Mortgages director at Lloyds bank Andy Hulme said that with a combination of beautiful scenery and average property prices being 38 per cent lower than London, “its easy to see the desirability of living there.” Indeed. Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 18 June 2015 8:58 pmlast_img read more

Solstice crowds seek Stonehenge

first_img whatsapp Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Solstice crowds seek Stonehenge MORE than 23,000 people descended on the neolithic Stonehenge site yesterday to celebrate the Summer solstice – the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation.While some revellers would be just happy that the weather was settled for the 4:52am sunrise, some lucky attendees were allowed to touch the stones as well.The festival dates back thousands of years and crowds were treated to a dramatic sunrise along with some impromptu music performances. Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Monday 22 June 2015 12:02 amlast_img read more

News / Australia braces for container storage crisis as more imports arrive

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 15/04/2020 Australia’s coronavirus lockdown and collapse in consumer demand could trigger a container storage crisis.As reported by The Loadstar last week, boxes are piling up at ports and container freight stations around the world, most notably in India: import cargo uncollected as economic activity grinds to a halt.And in Australia, local media reports suggest transport and logistics firms in the state of Victoria expect a storage shortage “within a month” as shops remain closed and goods go unsold.A surplus of empties is also a problem. Brendan Bourke, chief executive of Port of Melbourne, said container yards were full of empties which would have been carried back to China, but for the huge amount of withdrawn capacity by shipping lines, totalling about about 20 vessel calls so far.With more imports arriving over the coming weeks, a backlog of cargo ordered before the coronavirus crisis began, Mr Bourke said the port was urgently searching for backup sites to store the overflow.As a result, some shippers and transport operators are concerned about possible detention and demurrage (D&D) charges, should they be unable to unpack and return containers to shipping lines.Neil Chambers, director of the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), said: “Many transport companies are fielding queries from clients about possible full container storage capacities and additional warehousing in the event that container transport supply chains are disrupted at the customer end.“If full boxes are to be stored, we need the shipping lines to provide container detention relief.”Mr Chambers noted that some shipping lines, including Maersk and CMA CGM, had already rolled-out contingency storage solutions, which may provide some respite, and services by warehousing matchmakers such as uTenant could also help to address the problem.However, shipping line lobby group Shipping Australia argued that D&D was a vital aspect of container supply chains. It said the reduced demand for forward import orders would mean carriers would be forced to reduce services “in order to survive”.It added: “This is likely to impact on the availability of equipment such as food-grade and reefer containers for export, and on the availability of slots and plugs for exports.“With this outlook, it is even more important now that containers are unpacked and returned so they remain in the supply chain.”Australia’s terminals have made no allowance to extend free time, which Shipping Australia said was a “good thing, as we all have a vested interest in seeing units picked up from the terminal, minimising the risk of congestion”.“For the same reason it would not be good for shipping lines to make a general extension on de-hire periods, as it would encourage all, not only those in earnest need, to be slow to unpack and return their containers.”last_img read more

Laois Local Enterprise Office hosting E-Commerce masterclass this Tuesday, November 26

first_img Previous articleThe view from Carlow: Eire Og tradition, Laois links and remembering that great team of the 1990sNext articleNews Diary: Parking at the Rock; Rathdowney Cemetery Works; Good news for Rosenallis LaoisToday Reporter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Social media innovator Seán Walsh Is your business lacking a voice online?Digital expert Seanie Walsh can show you how to build a bigger online audience and make a difference to your bottom line.Los Angeles comes to Laois for a unique digital business seminar which will be held in the The Killeshin Hotel on Tuesday November 26 at 10am. The event is organised by the Laois Local Enterprise Office.Attendees will learn about e-commerce, the social media landscape and website development tools.Seanie will deliver a masterclass and there will be an opportunity for attendees to book individual one-on-one sessions to answer individual queries.Seanie Walsh is a Castlebar native and creative Director of Los Angeles based Business Rockstars and recently CMO for Ireland’s first Crypto Currency, Mingo, who have just raised €30m with Seanie’s help.Seanie will take you under the hood of the Social media landscape, not only analysing the work they do for some of the most reputable brands in Ireland, but more importantly, how those tactics and strategies can help you achieve the attention and objectives your business deserves.This workshop is reserved to small groups to ensure an intimate environment which can mould to the attendees and their respective goals so places are limited so click the button below and book your place today!You can book online here.  SEE ALSO – Books, jerseys, hats – the LaoisToday store is now open Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshincenter_img Facebook Laois Local Enterprise Office hosting E-Commerce masterclass this Tuesday, November 26 GAA Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd November 2019 GAA Home Sponsored Laois Local Enterprise Office hosting E-Commerce masterclass this Tuesday, November 26 Sponsored GAA Pinterestlast_img read more

Kim Facing Unprecedented Stresses

first_img Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Kim Facing Unprecedented Stresses SHARE AvatarKim Yong Hun Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”center_img By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.12.30 10:40pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion While Kim Jong Eun has naturally been the most talked about person in the process of laying Kim Jong Il to rest over the last ten days or so, there has always been one man behind this new leader, like an artist at the easel, guiding his image. That man has been Jang Sung Taek, and Kim Young Hwan, a researcher with NKNet, believes that the work of Jang will continue even more than before to be a crucial factor in the establishment of Kim Jong Eun’s power now that Kim Jong Il has left the picture.[imText1]Speaking with Daily NK earlier today, Kim explained, “During the procession of the cortege, the top three ranking people were there, meaning Jang Sung Taek along with Kim Jong Eun and Lee Young Ho, but among them, Kim Jong Eun is leaning most heavily on Jang Sung Taek.” “Jang Sung Taek and Lee Young Ho will play the greatest roles in the Kim Jong Eun system,” he went on to assert. “In particular, Kim Jong Eun is leaning more and more on Jang Sung Taek, so Director Jang exercises immense power; in other words, the role of a Prince Regent.”But, he went on, “This ‘Prince Regent’ relationship connotes considerable dangers. If the status of Jang Sung Taek the ‘Prince Regent’ gets higher in the long term then Kim Jong Eun may cast him aside; on the other hand, Jang Sung Taek may rebel.”“In the end, Lee Young Ho and Jang Sung Taek coming to play the role of seizing North Korea’s elite is a double-edged sword for Kim Jong Eun,” Kim noted. “Kim can extend his ability to seize power with cadres through these two figures, but if Jang Sung Taek and Lee Young Ho have different intentions they could become dangerous for him.” ‘Kim Jong Il also worried about this, so while he used Jang Sung Taek he also pursued a twin-pronged strategy to check him, but Kim Jong Eun may not know how to adopt the same system. It will be hard for Kim Jong Eun to maintain his power securely going forward,” Kim concluded. Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion last_img read more

Principal contractor for Grenfell Tower site an update

first_imgPrincipal contractor for Grenfell Tower site an update The principal contractor for the Grenfell Tower site: an update PDF, 339KB, 2 pages /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:Government, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Department of State Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India

first_imgDepartment of State Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India Highlighting the deepening ties of friendship that undergird the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India Kenneth I. Juster, the Government of India’s Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, broke ground today for a new chancery building for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.The new design will provide a secure and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in New Delhi. WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism of New York is the architect and B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama, is the general contractor. The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) anticipates completion in the fall of 2027. As a result of this project, an estimated $200 million will be invested in the local economy and an estimated 800 Indian workers will be employed at the peak of construction activities.The U.S. Embassy will remain on the existing 28-acre site in New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave – the Chanakyapuri neighborhood – next to the original, Edward Durrell Stone-designed chancery building listed on the Secretary’s Register of Culturally Significant Properties. The new multi-building campus will bridge the past and the present while providing a modern chancery and office annex, staff residences, and support facilities. The initial construction phase includes the new buildings and a water-efficient, weather-resilient landscape. Future plans include a renovation of the original chancery building. This project will provide a secure, functional, sustainable, and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in India.Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, OBO has completed 164 new diplomatic facilities. OBO currently has more than 50 active projects either in the design phase or under construction worldwide. /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:Alabama, Ambassador, building, Department of State, Diplomacy, diplomatic, Economy, Government, housing, Minister, New Delhi, New York, project, Secretary, security, sustainable, Yorklast_img read more

If glucometer strips become economical, it will be a win-win situation for the nation, patients and manufacturers

first_img Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Mumbai based diabetologist Dr Pradeep Gadge has launched #PriceCeilingGlucoStrips, a national online signature campaign asking the government to bring glucometer strips under price control as per DPCO norms from Diabetes Day November 14. He explains how lower cost gluco strips can go a long way towards reducing the diabetes burden in IndiaWhy did you start the Price Ceiling Gluco Strips Petition?I remember my school days of ninth standard. My teacher was teaching us about a great man, Dr MS Swaminathan. Dr Swaminathan was from a doctor’s family and he himself became a doctor. But when he witnessed the Great Bengal famine of 1943, he decided to do something for his country. He was responsible for the “Green Revolution” in India. He is an important reason, why 125 crore Indians today can have sufficient grains to eat.Why did I give you this example? India today needs a “Diabetes Revolution”. In the last few decades, the economy of the country has been badly crippled due to four diseases – malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and now diabetes.The first step to curtail any disease is early detection and then aggressive treatment. Do you know how much the government spends on detection of malaria or tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS? For detection of malaria, a peripheral blood smear is needed (the minimum cost is Rs 20 in government setting and a skilled pathologist/ technician). For detection of tuberculosis, sputum examination is needed (the minimum cost is Rs. 20 in Government setting and a skilled pathologist/ technician). For detection of HIV, ELISA test is needed (the minimum cost is Rs.100 in Government setting and a technician).If glucometer strips become economical (which is easily possible with government’s intervention just as cardiac stent price capping and knee implant case), detection of diabetes can become as cheap as Rs 7 to Rs 10, taking into account that fasting and post-meal testing will be done.( Each strip cost Rs 3 to Rs 5 multiplied by two strips for each patient). Compare this with Rs 100 for screening HIV. A diabetic patient with complications, suffering from diabetic foot or who is on dialysis spends in a single month, what a simple diabetic spends in 1- 2 years. Early detection of diabetes will prevent lot of complications later and reduce the burden on the economy of the country.Today a doctor checks four vitals – temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and and blood pressure. If HGT (sugar testing) becomes as routine as the fifth vital, at least in adults above 30 years, this can probably lead to a “Diabetes Revolution.”Presently in India, those between the age group of 30-35 years are becoming diabetics. Most of them will have complications in the next 15 years. If the productive generation is crippled with diabetes complications, it will be a scenario similar to African nations like Swaziland, Botswana, etc where in some places the young population has been wiped off due to AIDS. Those left behind are the elderly and children – orphans and vulnerable children.I m aware of these facts. However one person cannot do anything. Hence I thought that if the government notices this and acts, it can prevent many problems in the coming years. I felt a petition could be a way to bring this to everyone’s notice (government and common public).What is the progress so far? What is a break up of the signatories?The petition has received almost 18,000 signatures. Most of these are from our patients, friends and roughly 300 – 500 could be doctors. As I said earlier, if every Indian becomes aware of this it can create a big difference. A single man cannot do anything.You say that there is a big profit motive behind the pricing of glucometer strips. Kindly give details. Your contention is that metres and test strips are similar to printers and ink cartridges but given that life saving treatment decisions depend on the proper functioning of glucometer strips, can these product categories really be equated?There is enough literature available on internet which says that glucometer strips are manufactured at few paise. Also most of these companies are in Taiwan and China which produce a major supply of world’s glucometer strips. They sell it at this cost to bulk purchasers. These companies have ISO and CE certification, so they are standard quality companies.You would like glucometer strips to be bought under price control as per DPCO norms, from Diabetes Day November 14. What are your suggestions to manufacturers to make them affordable for all diabetes patients?My suggestion to the manufacturers is to think of mass scale. They could be presently selling a few million strips in India. If the cost comes down, they will sell in huge numbers. They won’t lose. In fact it will be a win-win situation for all (the nation, patients and glucose strip manufacturers)Will lower margins be feasible for manufacturers? Will the quality and reliability standards remain the same, if manufacturer margins are cut from the present Rs  20 to Rs 25 per glucometer strip to closer to the manufacturing cost of 50 paise per strip?Yes it will be feasible. Presently the profit margins are like 3000 – 5000 pe cent, this will go down. However they can earn by selling in numbers. Why should the reliability and quality suffer? Manufacturing glucose strips is neither rocket science, nor is it patented. It involves a paper, reagent, drying it, packing and selling it. It’s only that these companies have intelligently created an oligopoly and are taking undue advantage of this.How do you counter the argument that it is not only price but also access, that are stumbling blocks in India’s healthcare system? Generally and in the context of glucometer strips.Once price comes down, availability/ access will automatically [email protected] Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals If glucometer strips become economical, it will be a win-win situation for the nation, patients and manufacturers center_img By EH News Bureau on January 4, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Fee Relief for Commercial Air Operators

first_imgFee Relief for Commercial Air Operators TransportApril 6, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commercial air operators, who fly to Jamaica, will no longer have to pay fees for services provided by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA).These include fees for air navigation, communications, air operators’ certificates and a number of other charges contained in the 22nd Schedule of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Regulations.The move is part of ongoing efforts to boost the viability and profitability of the Jamaican aviation sector and follows a waiver on charges to operators of small aircrafts, which was announced by the Government in February.The removal of fees charged to commercial air operators, follows Cabinet’s recent approval of a submission by the Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry, to implement a US$8.00 Passenger Aviation Service Charge, which should take effect as early as the second quarter of the 2010/2011 financial year.Passengers will be required to pay US$4 on each one way international ticket. The system is said to be similar to that used by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which charges 7.5 per cent on the base fare of each ticket sold.The JCAA pointed out in a release that this transfer of fees to passengers is not new, as passengers already pay these charges in their ticket costs.The JCAA projects an increase in air commerce as a result of the removal of these fees, which will make Jamaica a more affordable destination for airlines. It is further estimated to boost the viability of our airports as well as the country’s tourism sector.The Civil Aviation Act and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Regulations allow for the JCAA to charge fees for providing air navigation services and other civil aviation services.These fees are charged to the airlines and are used in the calculation of the ticket prices for travel to Jamaica. RelatedFee Relief for Commercial Air Operators Advertisementscenter_img RelatedFee Relief for Commercial Air Operators RelatedFee Relief for Commercial Air Operatorslast_img read more

Message in a Bottle

first_img“His back feeling better, Tiger plans to work on his game and play again soon.” That’s the benign headline on the provocatively irresolute story posted Wednesday evening at TigerWoods.com. Really, has a more harmlessly worded headline and story ever sent more lightning bolts of angst through a sport? Thunder cracked with every uncertainty expressed in Tiger’s post. Given the troubling state of Tiger’s game, and given his importance to the sport, the story Woods penned on his website intrigues in what it doesn’t say. It intrigues in what we think it suggests, in what we think it portends or hints at, and mostly what we think it veils, hides and shrouds. It intrigues in the importance we believe is inferred, implied and intimated. Is Tiger Woods taking a leave of absence? He doesn’t use those words. Of course, he didn’t call Chris Como his new coach when he hired him, either. He calls him a consultant, even though Como seems to be as involved in Tiger’s swing as Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley once were. We know Tiger rarely gives us the straight scoop. He activates glutes, instead. The news today, as best we can surmise, is that Tiger is pulling away from the game, in some sort of way that differs from his usual breaks. Why else pen a story like this and tweet it out? So we sift through Tiger’s words, risking foolishness, looking for meaning that may or may not be there. We look for something he may or may not be bracing us for in the not-too-distant future. “When I think I’m ready, I’ll be back,” Tiger wrote in his post. That’s the mother lode of encrypted Tiger messaging right there. Really, somebody needs to re-assemble Christopher, the encryption machine Alan Turing built in “The Imitation Game,” the Academy Award nominated movie that tells the harrowing story of British cryptographers in World War II. When I think I’m ready, I’ll be back? We’re either making a lot more than there is in Tiger’s post on his website, or we’re not making enough of it. When I think I’m ready, I’ll be back? Tiger says he will be back practicing at Medalist next week. He says he would like to play the Honda Classic in two weeks. He says he expects to be playing again soon. We need more than Turing’s machine to decipher this. We need somebody to convene a séance. We need somebody to channel Winston Churchill, because Tiger’s becoming a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Churchill understood the concept. He invented it. When I think I’m ready, I’ll be back? What if Tiger never thinks he’s ready? What if he really does have the chipping yips and the folks who say they are incurable are right? What if the mental, emotional and spiritual consequences of unrelenting scrutiny are finally getting to him in ways we can’t fathom. What if pain is just becoming an unwelcome guest in his life? What if he still loves the game, but he’s perfectly content to walk away to new challenges and a healthier, new way of life? Or what if he just needs a little more time? Any cryptographers out there see those answers embedded in code in Tiger’s post? If you do, please pass them on, because Tiger’s importance to the game has never been more evident than in the angst today’s harmless headline delivered the sport.last_img read more