Firms to Osborne: Don’t leave the capital behind

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 8 September 2015 5:32 am whatsapp Express KCS BUSINESSES in the capital have urged the government to remember London when pushing for greater devolution of decision-making powers to local authorities.In an official submission to the Treasury ahead of November’s comprehensive spending review, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that London should not be “overlooked”.LCCI chief executive Colin Stanbridge said that London “cannot be left behind in the great push for English devolution”.“We urge government to remember that devolution is not a zero-sum game, London can gain further freedoms at the same time as other cities or regions across the country,” he added. “It is not an ‘either/or’.”Chancellor George Osborne has long promoted the devolution of decision-making powers to local authorities, a move closely associated with his desire to build a so-called Northern Powerhouse to redress the economic imbalance between the north and south of England.But Stanbridge said that the government should not forget about promoting growth in London, too.“We believe a fiscal devolution pilot in London would show the huge potential benefits for all the UK that could be gained from greater power over tax and spend in the capital,” he said.In its submission, the LCCI asked Osborne to consider giving London more tax retention to “enable sustained and secure investment in key London projects”.“LCCI believes a pilot scheme where one or more borough areas are permitted to retain a higher share of stamp duty and/or business rates, should be explored,” the submission said.The submission also called for more money for Crossrail 2, and increased investment in other transport and housing infrastructure projects. “We need to see real commitment from government to address the fundamental issues within the capital that could affect London’s prospects for growth – investment in housing and key transport projects,” Stanbridge said. “We must address these issues and build on the capital’s success to ensure London continues to be a principle driver of the UK economic recovery.” Share Firms to Osborne: Don’t leave the capital behind by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com Tags: George Osborne Peoplelast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Laois GAA finalise fixtures and structure of football and hurling championships

first_imgStradbally Parish GaelsO’Dempsey’sGraiguecullenPortarlingtonBallyroan-AbbeyLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘B’ FCGroup AThe HarpsRosenallisBallylinanNa Fianna OgGroup B Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Annanough or Shanahoe v RathdowneyMountrath v Borris-in-OssoryThe Heath v ColtKilleshin v Ballyroan-AbbeyPark-Ratheniska v St Joseph’sKilcotton v BallyfinO’Dempsey’s v KilcavanCourtwood v ClonasleeLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘A’ FCGroup A WhatsApp Rathdowney-ErrillClough-BallacollaAbbeyleixCastletownGroup B CastletownBorris-KilcottonPortlaoiseCamrossGroup BAbbeyleixThe HarpsRaheen Parish GaelsGroup C Laois GAA have finalised the fixtures dates and the structures of the upcoming football and hurling club championships.A couple of ideas were outlined two weeks ago but now a structure and fixture dates have been agreed following a meeting last night.After the GAA agreed that matches could resume from July 17 instead of July 31, it was now possible to bring the start of hurling and football championships in Laois forward by two weeks but this will not happen.The proposal to play the senior football championship final after the conclusion of the inter-county season has been scrapped and instead, Round 3 of the senior and junior championships has been brought forward.These will now take place on the weekend of August 27-30 meaning that they will be on the same weekend as Round 3 of the hurling championships. KilleshinClonasleePark-Ratheniska/SpinkHURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Laois Shopping Centre SHC Group A Facebook SarsfieldsSt Joseph’sThe HeathCourtwood-EmoPortlaoiseGroup B Portlaoise v O’Dempsey’sTimahoe v CrettyardAnnanough v The RockMountmellick v ClonasleeLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’Group A Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 25th June 2020 PortlaoiseBallyfinColt-ShanahoeSlieve BloomGroup B Facebook Castletown v CamrossBallyfin v Colt-ShanahoeTrumera v Clough-BallacollaClonaslee v AbbeyleixQuarter-final Castletown or Camross v Borris-KilcottonBallyfin or Colt-Shanahoe v RosenallisTrumera or Clough-Ballacolla v ClonadClonaslee or Abbeyleix v BallypickasLaois Shopping Centre U-20 HCGroup A Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR KilleshinBallylinanBallyroan-AbbeyPortlaoiseGroup BErrillBarrowhouseCamrossSt Joseph’sGroup CPortarlingtonKilcavanThe HeathGroup DPark-RatheniskaCastletownThe HarpsLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’Group AGraiguecullenArles-KilcruiseMountmellickRosenallsGroup BThe RockTimahoeStradballyEmoGroup CArles-KilleenSlieve BloomSpinkLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘C’Round 1 Portlaoise v BallylinanCourtwood v O’Dempsey’sRosenallis v BallyfinStradbally v PortarlingtonArles-Killeen v GraiguecullenThe Heath v Arles-KilcruiseKilleshin v EmoBallyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’sLaois Shopping Centre IFCRound 1 Borris-KilcottonPark-Ratheniska/TimahoeClough-BallacollaMountmellickGroup BBallypickasTrumeraRathdowney-ErrillClonadLaois Shopping Centre JHC ‘A’Group A Rathdowney-ErrillAbbeyleixColt-ShanahoeThe HarpsGroup BCastletownBorris-KilcottonPortlaoiseMountrathLaois Shopping Centre JHC ‘B’Group A The HarpsPark-Ratheniska/TimahoeKyleCamrossGroup BPortlaoiseMountmellickBallinakillRathdowney-ErrillLaois Shopping Centre JHC ‘C’Round 1 Borris-KilcottonCamrossRosenallisBallinakillLaois Shopping Centre Premier IHCGroup A Electric Picnic News Rathdowney-ErrillBallinakill-BallypickasPark-Ratheniska/TimahoeSEE ALSO – Laois GAA to host football workshop on returning to action Annanough v ShanahoeRound 2 That allows for the football final to be brought forward by a week to be played on October 4/5 and gives two clear weeks between the final and the proposed resumption of inter-county action on October 17.There is no structural change to the football championships but there is a slight tweak to the hurling.In the Laois Senior hurling championship, only two teams will advance to the knockout stages from the four-team groups – bringing it into line with the Premier Intermediate, Intermediate and Junior championships.This means that all hurling championships from Senior to Junior ‘A’ will commence on the weekend starting July 31 and will be played every second week with the finals all on the week of September 24-27.The main dates outlined are:HurlingJuly 31-August 2 – Hurling Championships Round 1August 13-16 – Hurling Championships Round 2August 27-30 – Hurling Championships Round 3September 11-13 – Hurling Championship Semi-finals and RelegationSeptember 24-27 – Hurling Championship FinalsFootballAugust 6-9 – Football Championships Round 1August 20-23 – Football Championships Round 2August 27-30 – Football Championships Round 3September 4-6 – Senior and Junior Football Championship Quarter-finals and Intermediate Semi-finalsSeptember 18-20 – Senior and Junior Football Championship Semi-finals and Intermediate FinalOctober 3-4– Senior and Junior Football Championship FinalsCheck out the draws in full below:FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSLaois Shopping Centre SFCRound 1 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSLaois GAALaois IFCLaois SFC CONFIRMED: Laois GAA finalise fixtures and structure of football and hurling championships Previous articleMy Club & I: Laois Masters footballer and Clonaslee-St Manman’s PRO – Michael O’BrienNext articleWATCH: Ireland captain and Minister for Health appear at Laois school’s 6th Class graduation Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic The HarpsCamrossClonasleeMountrathLaois Shopping Centre IHCGroup A RosenallisClough-Ballacolla/MountrathNa FiannaGroup D WhatsApp Home Sport GAA CONFIRMED: Laois GAA finalise fixtures and structure of football and hurling championships SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Jamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology

first_imgJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology UncategorizedJune 20, 2007 RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technology Advertisements RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technologycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP), headed by the Permanent Secretary, were recently in Cuba negotiating a technical cooperation agreement with the Cuban authorities in the areas of protected agriculture, including greenhouse and semi-protected technologies.The objective of the technical cooperation is to bolster the capacity of the Ministry to provide extension and other services to the growing number of farmers engaged in protected agriculture. Under this agreement, the Ministry with technical help from the Cuban authorities will establish greenhouse and semi-protected facilities to grow crops under organic and conventional conditions. The inclusion of organic farming is particularly important at this time, given the steep increases in fertilizer prices, and the fact that in Jamaica farmers can obtain premium prices for organic products, once they are certified. Through this cooperation, therefore, the Ministry through RADA and our Research Division will be able to provide quality extension service and advice to our farmers.The team will also meet with manufacturers of greenhouses and semi-protected structures with a view to identify a cheaper and more adapted source of these facilities to support our expanding protected agriculture sub-sector.Against the background of the high cost of grains and animal feeds due to the diversion of grains into ethanol, the team has reached agreement with the Cuban authorities to conduct joint research into the use of indigenous materials such as sugar cane and cassava for the formulation of animal feeds. The Cubans have enormous experience in this area. As part of the plan to revive the livestock sector, we will collaborate with them on artificial insemination technologies and other breeding methods.At the same time, the Jamaican team is actively engaging the Cuban authorities in exploring the possibilities for the export of Jamaican agricultural products and other manufactured goods. RelatedJamaica/Cuba Cooperation in Greenhouse Technologylast_img read more

GG Issues Proclamation to End State of Public Emergency

first_imgRelatedGG Issues Proclamation to End State of Public Emergency Advertisements RelatedGG Issues Proclamation to End State of Public Emergency RelatedGG Issues Proclamation to End State of Public Emergencycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Proclamation revoking the State of Public Emergency and the Emergency Powers Regulations 2007 was issued by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall on August 24. The State of Public Emergency was declared by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on August 19, following the passage of Hurricane Dean. Following is the Proclamation issued on August 24 by the Governor-General.WHEREAS by Proclamation made on the 19th day of August, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the Emergency Proclamation) and published in the Gazette on the 19th day of August, 2007, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 26 of the Constitution of Jamaica, I declared the existence of a State of Public Emergency in Jamaica.AND WHEREAS subsection (8) of section 1 of the Constitution provides that where any power is conferred by the Constitution to make any Proclamation or order or to give any directions, the power shall be construed as including a power exercisable in like manner to amend or revoke any such Proclamation, order or directions:NOW THEREFORE, I, KENNETH OCTAVIUS HALL, Member of the Order of the Nation, member of the Order of Jamaica, Governor-General of Jamaica, DO HEREBY REVOKE the Emergency Proclamation with effect from this 24th day of August, 2007. GG Issues Proclamation to End State of Public Emergency UncategorizedAugust 28, 2007last_img read more

Don’t Bring in any Poinsettia Plants for Christmas

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture is advising that established poinsettia plants will not be allowed in the country, and is urging travellers not to import the potted plant or else they will face fines up to $100,000.This warning comes in anticipation of the increase in agricultural imports during the Christmas season, particularly of plants, fruits and vegetables.Speaking with JIS News, Chief Plant Quarantine Officer in the Plant Quarantine Unit, Shelia Harvey, explained that persons might attempt to import the plants because of the impact of Hurricane Dean on the agricultural sector.If these plants are brought into the country, she pointed out, then exotic pests and diseases can be transported into the island as the organic medium in which the plants are grown attracts these pests in a similar way to regular soil.“We don’t want any of the pests that we don’t have here to come in,” Ms. Harvey stressed. “Because of that, no established poinsettia plants will be allowed into the country,” she said firmly.To combat the possible problem, customs and plant quarantine officers have already been placed on alert and persons who are found in breach of this guideline will be liable on conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding $100,000.The Plant Quarantine officer urged those who might smuggle items into the island not to do so as pests might be present on the smuggled items. “One piece of plant with an insect on it may be detrimental to the country,” she informed, adding that persons should abide by the rules and obtain import permits.Meanwhile, she noted that for imports such as onions and other agricultural items, all importers must obtain import permits from the Ministry. Failure to produce such a document will result in the confiscation of all goods and the imposition of fines up to $10,000.She also noted that all agricultural exports must be thoroughly checked by a plant quarantine officer at any of the three export complexes located at the Agriculture Ministry and at both international airports.The Plant Quarantine Unit monitors the ports of entry to protect the agricultural sector from the entry and establishment of exotic pests, as well as oversees the issuance of import permits to individuals interested in bringing in agriculture produce to the island. Import permits may be purchased from the Unit at a cost ranging from $750 to $1,000. RelatedDon’t Bring in any Poinsettia Plants for Christmas RelatedDon’t Bring in any Poinsettia Plants for Christmas Advertisementscenter_img Don’t Bring in any Poinsettia Plants for Christmas UncategorizedNovember 27, 2007 RelatedDon’t Bring in any Poinsettia Plants for Christmaslast_img read more

Redesigned Dodge Charger, Challenger delayed until 2021

first_img That said, FCA plans to fill in the gaps with a refresh at some point down the line, plus more special edition models not unlike the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona. An all-wheel-drive, V6-powered Challenger is also in the works, which will be offered alongside an AWD, Hellcat-powered Challenger ADR. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Of course, there’s a catch – once the 2021 model year rolls around, the Giorgio platform will already be four years old. Today’s Dodge Charger and Challenger will stick around for a a few more years.Originally set for a redesign in 2018, Autoweek says the muscle car duo won’t be redone until the 2021 model year. Not only that, the Chrysler 300 might be axed as well.The Charger and Challenger will still reportedly be underpinned by FCA’s new, rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform found under the skin of the Alfa Romeo Giulia. It promises to be considerable lighter and stiffer than the current underpinnings. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSChallengerChargerDodgeNewsAlfa Romeo GiuliaAutomotive ReviewsCars and Car DesignChrysler 300Culture and LifestyleDodge ChargerDodge DaytonaPassenger Cars Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Today’s Dodge Charger and Challenger will stick around for a few more years. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

2020 Vision—What You’ll See from Bodegas LAN This Year

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementFour Things to Get Excited for from Rioja’s Benchmark ProducerJanuary 21, 2020 (New York, NY) – Welcome to a new year and a new decade. Here is what’s next on the horizon for Bodegas LAN. After the success of 2019—with numerous wines included on several “Best of” lists for the year and the release of LAN Xtreme Organic into the US market—the winery continues to expand reach and influence stateside. Here are four things to get excited for in 2020:New vintages: Several new vintages will head into market this year, including LAN Gran Reserva 2011 in January and LAN Reserva 2014 in February.LAN Experiences: The winery opened a new tasting room in late 2019, and in conjunction with the space, they are also offering two new wine tourism experiences. LAN in Three Letters includes a tour of the winery and a tasting of three wines with an appetizer. LAN in a Barrel includes a tour of the winery and a tasting of wines that have been aged for different amounts of time in different types of oak, allowing visitors to get to know one of the winery’s best-kept secrets.Concentrico 2020: The Viña Lanciano estate is one of the key sites for Concéntrico—Logroño’s International Architecture and Design Festival—and the only installation that is created outside the city’s historic center. The 2020 edition of the event will take place April 29-May 30. Amaya Cebrián, Director of Marketing and Communication at LAN, will be part of the jury that will chose the Viña Lanciano art installation. The official announcement will take place on January 23.In market visits: After winemaker María Barúa’s successful first tour to the U.S. in 2019, she will return in spring this year to visit additional cities and meet with select media for interviews and one-on-one tastings.If you are interested in wines for review, or if you want to connect with members of the Bodegas LAN team, contact Stefanie Schwalb ([email protected]). Learn more about Bodegas LAN at www.bodegaslan.com.About Bodegas LAN – Rioja in Three LettersWith a connection to the land that is inherent to the origin of their winery, Bodegas LAN is named after the first letters of the three provinces in the DOCa Rioja: Logroño, Álava and Navarra. Founded in 1972, LAN’s innovative character is forged in each of the wines they make, based on conscientious vineyard management and precision winemaking. Bodegas LAN seamlessly blends the best of Rioja tradition and modern winemaking with their pioneer approach to aging in the highest quality oak barrels, crafted by the world’s best coopers – including French, American, Russian and hybrids. With the remains of the Mantible bridge as a witness throughout the centuries, the wholly owned Viña Lanciano has been – and continues to be – the essence and origin of Bodegas LAN. From the very beginning in the 1970s, it has been the winery’s bedrock and a symbol of its identity. Viña Lanciano is both a wine and a vineyard, made from vines planted in one of the region’s most exquisite settings nestled on 175 acres. It is a representation of LAN’s pioneering commitment and dedication to the land.Advertisement TAGSBodegas LAN Linkedin Share Home Industry News Releases 2020 Vision—What You’ll See from Bodegas LAN This YearIndustry News ReleasesWine Business2020 Vision—What You’ll See from Bodegas LAN This YearBy Press Release – January 22, 2020 145 0 Facebook Pinterest ReddIt Email Previous articleWine Shipments to Consumers Reach Record $3.2 Billion in 2019Next articleMasseto Estate Announces New Executive Team Press Releaselast_img read more

RxDx Clinics adopts online consultations as modus operandi to continue with OPD

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment RxDx Clinics adopts online consultations as modus operandi to continue with OPD Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News By EH News Bureau on April 21, 2020 COVID-19essential serviceslockdownOPDRxDxtele consultationtelemedicine WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article RxDx medical staff is available online in adherence to the Government directives of keeping essential services up and running during COVID-19 induced lockdownRxDx Clinics have adopted online consultations as their modus operandi to continue with their OPD services as India has started preparing herself for a long drawn battle to combat the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. RxDx medical staff is available online in adherence to the Government directives of keeping the essential services up and running.A range of medical specialities, for example, internal medicine to gynaecology, general consultation to sports physiotherapy and Paediatrics to psychology are available in RxDx for remote consultation. More are joining the cause to augment healthcare access for patients. During the first 21 days lockdown which ended on April 14, RxDx conducted around 3000 plus-consultations which is a 15-fold increase from the usual days.A 62-year-old patient had recently reached out to our clinic executive expressing his gratitude over an online call with urologist Dr Sanjay Paruchuri. He said, “The online consultation was really a great experience. The doctor was really good and gave a patient hearing to all the problems (sic). Thanks a tonne for your help. I will encourage people to use the facility.”While over 50 per cent of those calls are for general and internal medicine combined, approximately 37 per cent of patients seek out paediatricians and gynaecologists. In the last few days, requests for online consultations with ophthalmologists and dentists have seen a rise.“The benefits of telemedicine in today’s COVID world are obvious-doctors can see their patients without the risk of getting Corona, patients can see their doctors even during a lockdown and without the risk of being in a crowded clinic or hospital,” emphasised Dr Sunita Maheshwari, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Chief Dreamer & Loop Closer – Telerad Group, Member of the Karnataka Vision Group for Healthcare, Research and Innovation.RxDx Multispecialty Clinic has been receiving an influx of outpatient cases with flu-like symptoms since the outbreak. RxDx tele-consultants primarily use Mfine, an AI-powered, on-demand healthcare service, which helps triage severe cases via symptom mapping, besides enabling medical consultants to connect with their patients virtually through video and audio. The doctors walk the patients coming in with flu-like symptoms through COVID-19 warning signs like breathlessness, chest discomfort / tightness and dizziness. According to the patient’s exhibition of the warning signs, the doctor recommends treatment or hospital visit. The patient receives a prescription through the app with a link to purchase medicines.last_img read more

COMPLANT Received Tax Incentives as part of Sugar Deal – Clarke

first_imgRelatedCOMPLANT Received Tax Incentives as part of Sugar Deal – Clarke Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, on Wednesday May 30 disclosed that COMPLANT International Sugar Industry Company Limited received tax incentives as part of an agreement to purchase government-owned sugar factories. Mr. Clarke, who was speaking during his contribution to the 2012/13 budget debate in the House of Representatives,cited a letter dated July 29, 2010, written by then Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw to the Board of Directors of COMPLANT.  The letter stated that the company will be granted relief from corporate income tax,withholding tax, customs duty and stamp duty or transfer tax, for 20 years.  Also, the company will be granted a waiver of the General Consumption Tax (GCT) in respect of the business or the purchase of agricultural goods, and materials, and all kinds of equipment and supplies in relation to the sugar manufacturing business. The letter further stated that “for the avoidance of doubt, the incentives herein shall also be extended to the affiliates of COMPLANT provided the shareholding of these affiliates is majority owned by COMPLANT. Mr. Clarke said he brought the issue to the public “in the name of transparency and to take into account that the other players in the industry had been complaining that the playing field isn’t level.” “Even with some of the others, who bought into the divestment process, their arrangements are somewhat different. At a later date I will bring to this honourable House what those arrangements are,” Mr. Clarke said. Opposition Spokesperson on Transport and Works, Karl Samuda, in his contribution, informed that the tax waivers were approved by the then Cabinet. “The fact of the matter is there is nothing unusual about this and in fact it is something that should not be criticized but embraced,” Mr. Samuda said. As part of the privatisation of the sugar industry, the Government had sold the Frome, Monymusk and Bernard Lodge Sugar Estates to COMPLANT for $835.9 million, including $765 million for the factories and $70.9 million in lease payments. RelatedCOMPLANT Received Tax Incentives as part of Sugar Deal – Clarkecenter_img RelatedCOMPLANT Received Tax Incentives as part of Sugar Deal – Clarke COMPLANT Received Tax Incentives as part of Sugar Deal – Clarke AgricultureMay 31, 2012last_img read more

Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

first_imgNORTH BERWICK, Scotland – Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday. Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final four holes to bounce back from her only dropped shot – at the 12th – at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. The two-time major winner is looking for her first win in nearly three years – since when she has given birth to her first child, Chesnee – to take into next week’s Women’s British Open, which she won in 2013. Golf Central Lewis (66) used COVID break to her advantage BY Randall Mell  — August 14, 2020 at 12:43 PM “Well, the COVID break has done wonders for my golf swing, I’ll tell you that, and my body,” she said after a Friday 66 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. “I love links golf,” Lewis said. “Everyone asks what my favorite golf course is and I say anything in Scotland. I love how creative you can be.” Munoz bogeyed the last hole for a 69 that followed up a 68 from the first round, and is also 5 under par overall. Jennifer Song was a stroke behind after a 70, with Amy Olson and Olivia Cowan a further shot back after 71s. Full-field scores from the ASI Ladies Scottish Open Danielle Kang is bidding for a third straight win on the LPGA Tour, after back-to-back titles at the Drive On Championship and the Marathon Classic over the last two weeks, and the American is even par after two rounds of 71. If Kang takes the title this week, she would become the first player since Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016 to win three consecutive events on the tour. It is the first international event on the LPGA Tour since the Women’s Australian Open in February.last_img read more