Brexit: UK’s services sector pleads for mutual recognition deal in letter to Prime Minister

However, fears are growing that the EU will refuse to budge when it comes to a bespoke deal. City A.M. revealed back in April that City figures involved in negotiations were expecting little more than a “token, minimalist” deal – something which was echoed by Theresa May’s chief Brexit adviser Olly Robbins yesterday. Tuesday 3 July 2018 12:57 pm Brexit: UK’s services sector pleads for mutual recognition deal in letter to Prime Minister As well as mutual recognition, the letter demands “reduced uncertainty” during transition and the ability to hire “the best talent from overseas, whether from the EU or beyond”. It also calls for data sharing and other existing cooperative acts between the UK and EU to continue after Brexit.”Failing to negotiate these elements would impair our ability to provide our services with the same range, depth and speed our clients around the world experience today, damaging their businesses and putting our sectors at a distinct competitive disadvantage,” the letter says.”We took comfort from your Mansion House speech in March 2018, which highlighted your awareness of these issues; Greg Clark’s speech at the International Business Festival last week reinforced that.”The EU has the balance of trade in goods in its favour and it is understandable that they will seek to prioritise it in the negotiations. However, the UK needs to get the right deal on professional and other services given our relative strengths and current competitive position.”Chancellor Philip Hammond recently reiterated his personal commitment to the cause, using his Mansion House speech to slam enhanced equivalence as “nothing to do with equivalence and everything to do with an ambition to force the location of business into the EU”. whatsapp Some of the biggest firms in the UK’s services sector have written to the Prime Minister, urging her to secure a future trade deal that puts mutual recognition at its heart.The letter, coordinated by the Professional and Business Services Council and signed by the likes of KPMG and Deloitte, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance, the City of London Corporation and TheCityUK, makes yet another plea for the UK government to pursue mutual recognition, arguing it is the only way for service industries to thrive after Brexit. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAuto carLook: Top 5 best super-GTs 2021 | AutocarAuto carCrowdy Fan30 1960s Cars Ranked From Best To WorstCrowdy FanDental Care AssociatesA Full Mouth Dental Implants Cost Might Surprise You. Discover Options!Dental Care AssociatesYarnweThese Are The Most Unique Models In The IndustryYarnwelo1ve.comWrap your feet in aluminum foil and a few hours later you will have this result! This is genius!lo1ve.comGetPhotoStickEnd Your Photo Loss Nightmare With This One Tiny GadgetGetPhotoStickalldelish15 Menacing Foods You Eat EverydayalldelishPedleb9 Uncommon Signs of Lung CancerPedlebrecipes dreamsTOP 10 simple recipes to recycle overripe bananasrecipes dreams Share Catherine Neilan whatsapp read more

International Greetings blames currency headwinds for sales fall

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoHero Wars Advertisement This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars UndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndo International Greetings blames currency headwinds for sales fall Wednesday 3 December 2014 8:15 pm whatsapp whatsapp Share center_img INTERNATIONAL Greetings yester­day blamed volatile foreign ex­change movements for a decline in half-year sales. The company, which makes greetings cards and gift packaging, said sales fell 1.5 per cent to £111.9m in the six months to 30 September due to a £2m hit from currency headwinds.However, sales were slightly up when excluding currency movements, thanks to growth in Europe and the US.The group said it had enjoyed an “excellent Christmas cracker manufacturing season” in China, producing 74m crackers for this year’s festive season. Its gift packaging ranges of Frozen from Disney have also proved to be a hit with shoppers, boosting its licensed products arm.Pre-tax profits in the period were up 7.1 per cent to £4m, with all regions recording a profit. Tags: NULL 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 WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Kasmira Jefford last_img read more

Say what? Greek GDP revised up to 0.9 per cent

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Laois priest opens up about incredible life story and personal heartbreak on the Late Late Show

first_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter Home News Community Laois priest opens up about incredible life story and personal heartbreak on… NewsCommunity GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Previous articleWins for Graiguecullen and Ballylinan plus all Good Friday’s resultsNext articleThe 2019 Laois Rose of Tralee winner is … Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. TAGSFr Sean HylandThe Late Late Show Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois priest opens up about incredible life story and personal heartbreak on the Late Late Show Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest A Laois priest and author made a remarkable appearance as a guest on this week’s The Late Late Show.Father Sean Hyland spoke to presenter Ryan Tubridy about his extraordinary life and book, entitled: ‘Whisperings of my Soul’.He was joined on the couch by another religious man, Neil McDonagh, and both men spoke to Ryan about how they found God after suffering immense loss and pain.The Portarlington priest opened up about the death of his wife and children in the hopes of helping those dealing with grief or loss.Before becoming a priest at the age of 67, Sean was married to his loving wife Liz and they had two children, Seana and Ciaran.It was his wife Liz who inspired God and peace in Sean’s life, as they went through some of the most troubling ordeals a family can have together.Sean and Liz suffered heartbreaking grief as Seana died from viral pneumonia and Ciaran later passed away from Rhys Syndrome.“We came back from Canada and built a house in my home town of Portarlington. A year later our little girl Seana, beautiful girl, lovely girl, never sick a day in her life. At two years of age she was swept with viral pneumonia. Swept without any warning,” Fr Sean told Ryan.“I just struggled to survive. Struggled to keep my sanity. Later we had a little boy Ciaran. Ciaran was always a bit bronchy, coupy, like I was as a child. We thought, ‘Well that’s good, Seana never got to build up antibodies.“10 months old, woke up one morning, Ciaran was distressed and we brought him to hospital, Temple Street, battled for two weeks and eventually died from a thing called Rhys syndrome,” said Fr Sean.Sean credits his late wife Liz’s deep faith in supporting him through these difficult times.“Well Liz had a deep and unshakeable faith. I was angry and questioning for many of those years.”He previously told LaoisToday: “I was so dark and angry all of the time after that. Liz was my life and my energy. She carried me and gave me unconditional love.”“She started to feel like she was on eggshells around me. I didn’t want to be the person I was becoming. She was the one person I loved the most in this life. I wanted to become the person she was like.”Sean took early retirement and turned down the opportunity to become a managing director of Hewlett Packard as it meant that he would have needed to move to Puerto Rico.He refused as his children were buried in Ireland.Sean and Liz spent a year living life to the full before Liz developed kidney cancer and passed away after nine months of battling the disease in April 2008.“I thought we had 20 years together. We were going to travel the world, play golf, do all the things we wanted to do. We had one year together – and it was beautiful. We did all the things we wanted to do.“She was my rock – she was my life, my energy, my optimism for those years,” he told Ryan.In 2014, after working all his life as a successful electrical engineer – he was ordained into the priesthood.71 year old Fr Sean his recently taken to social media to spread his message. “I’m on Facebook and Twitter because there’s a whole generation there to speak to,” he explained.Fr Sean still lives in his hometown of Portarlington and serves as a curate in Clonbullogue and Rhode.‘Whisperings of my Soul’ is available to buy online and in bookshops across the country.SEE ALSO – Eight iconic Portlaoise structures that are no longer with us GAA By Siun Lennon – 19th April 2019 last_img read more

Bungled high-rise reveals reality

first_imgNewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again SHARE News Bungled high-rise reveals reality RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kim Jong Un made an onsite visit in October 2014 to the completed residential apartments for faculty of Kim Chaek University of Technology. Image: Rodong Sinmun Despite seeing completion last October,following orders from leader Kim Jong Un, only half of the units of a majorapartment complex built near Pyongyang’s Taedong River are currently occupied.The buildings were specifically built for faculty of Kim Chaek University ofTechnology, but the 46-story apartments have elevators that cannot fullyfunction due to power shortages, giving people more reason to shy away from thecompound, a local Daily NK source reported. “There are two 46-floor buildings thatserve as apartments for employees from Kim Chaek University of Technology. Butboth only have people in at the 20th floor and below,” a source from South PyonganProvince told Daily NK on May 29th. “Even though the authorities are tellingthem to move in, they are not doing so because life would be inconvenient.” She explained that faculty members usuallyprefer the seventh and eighth floors; floors above the 20th level are “not evenup for consideration.” All are fully cognizant of the reality looming behindthe shiny facade of the facilities–elevators that exist but fail to function properly. Despite the free residence, “nobody wants to move in,” she asserted. “The Marshal (Kim Jong Un) maybe able to use high-story apartments like this for propaganda about his lovefor citizens, but he cannot do so through less visually attractive issues suchas resolving the power shortage. That’s why authorities simply focus onbuilding ostentatious structures like this,” she went on to explain.Construction for the apartments began inAugust of 2013 under orders from Kim Jong Un, according to the source. Kimdisplayed much interest in the buildings, inspecting the construction siteseveral times and chose it as his second destination to visit after reemergingfrom a 40-day period of seclusion last year. North Korean media reported on Kim JongUn’s attendance of the completion ceremony, claiming the complex embodies thefruit of love for his people. However, as the poor living conditions have ledto a low rate of residency, the project is a much-criticized topic amongresidents chewing the fat. “It should have been built to suit reality,” and,“It was too great a stretch from the beginning,” many have said, according tothe source. “The elevator runs only during breakfast,lunch, and dinner hours, so for long spans of time it will be impossible to getto the 40th floor,” the source said. “There isn’t even a place for people toput their bicycles, which are the most fundamental tools for people’slivelihoods.” In broader terms, ownership of a bicycle inNorth Korea is still seen in much the same way today as ownership of a privatecar in the developed world; this is to say that in the absence of legalobstacles it is within the reach for most families. They are considered aninvaluable property asset and having to cart them up and down countless floorsof stairs with nowhere to store them safely drives residents away from the facilities. “How does a high-story building make sensein this situation?” the source justifiably pointed out. Compounding already poor conditions is the lack of available tap water. Tenants frequently turn on the faucet with not so much as a drop trickling out.Pumping water is the only solution–a terribly inconvenient one, according tothe source, who added that everyone from ordinary residents to Party cadreshave shirked any expectations at this point for lofty-level residential units. The source suggested myopic, expedientplans as root for these–and most–problems besetting the nation. “Factories produce cement all day and theChosun People’s Army is mobilized for all construction efforts, but the statefails to consider electricity, water, and other essential components, so manyfeel that the Marshal seems unable to devise and implement long-term plans,” she concluded. By Daily NK – 2015.06.02 4:10pm Facebook Twitter News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Bridgehouse adds four new products

first_img Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Toronto-based Bridgehouse Asset Managers, trade name of Brandes Investment Partners & Co, announced on Wednesday the addition of four new products to its lineup. Lazard Global Low Volatility Fund is designed for investors worried about market volatility but looking for the long-term growth that equities offer, said Carol Lynde, president and chief operating officer of Bridgehouse, in a statement. Related news Lazard Asset Management (Canada) Inc., a subsidiary of New York-based Lazard Asset Management LLC, is the manager behind this fund. “We address volatility by investing in companies that are broadly diversified across sectors, industries and geographies, and which are high-quality, financially stable with historically consistent earnings,” explains Paul Moghtader, managing director, portfolio manager and analyst at Lazard Asset Management. “Our goal with the Lazard Global Low Volatility Fund is to reduce participation in the extreme market conditions without compromising our ability to outperform over the long-term.” Greystone Canadian Equity Income and Growth Class is managed by Regina-based Greystone Managed Investments Inc. and looks to increase investor income through growing businesses that are able to increase their dividends over time, according to Bridgehouse’s announcement. “Investing in equities just for yield is akin to buying a bond except you’re taking on a lot more risk,” said James Baldwin, senior vice president at Greystone, in a statement. “We’re focused on companies that are growing their earnings and growing their dividends over time. We believe that is the best way to participate in long-term economic growth while also protecting against potential interest rate shocks.” Bridgehouse is also adding Sionna Canadian Equity Private Pool, which is managed by Sionna Investment Managers Inc. in Toronto, to its lineup. “The Sionna Canadian Equity Private Pool offers high net-worth investors reduced fees on a well-known, 100% pure, Canadian institutional mandate for higher investment minimums,” said Lynde. “With the new Sionna Canadian Equity Private Pool, investors get a renowned Canadian manager with an all-important fee break and tax-effective switching privileges within Corporate Class.” The fourth product is Brandes Global Equity Class, managed by San-Diego based Brandes Investment Partners LP. “The Brandes Global Equity Class offers access to Brandes’ best large cap value ideas around the world with the option of currency hedged or unhedged series,” added Lynde. The products from Greystone, Sionna and Brandes are available in corporate class to enable switching without immediate tax implications and to minimize taxable distributions, Bridgehouse noted. Keywords Fund launchesCompanies Bridgehouse Asset Managers Tessie Sanci center_img BMO to launch six new mutual funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Size isn’t everything when it comes to banks’ cybersecurity: Fitch

first_img James Langton Infrastructure hacks pose large financial risks: Fitch Keywords CybersecurityCompanies Fitch Ratings Pandemic joins cyber, climate risk on list of key economic concerns Related news The rising threat of ransomware Facebook LinkedIn Twitter a woman looking at her computer iStock Bigger banks aren’t necessarily better protected from cyber threats, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.In a report produced along with cyber-risk assessment company Security Scorecard, Fitch examined almost 500 banks, representing 70% of global banking assets. Among other things, Fitch found that “big banks are not automatically well equipped to combat the rapidly growing problem of cybercrimes.”While bigger banks have more resources, that’s not necessarily a proxy for adequate cybersecurity, the rating agency noted.“Larger banks are more likely to have complex and also legacy IT infrastructure compared to smaller banks, which could increase cybersecurity risk if not properly managed,” said Christopher Wolfe, managing director at Fitch, in a release.The review also found that banks with higher credit ratings typically have better cybersecurity scores than banks with weaker ratings, Fitch said.Banks based in developed markets tended to score higher on cybersecurity, and with less variability, than emerging market banks.Fitch noted that it has never downgraded a bank solely because of a cybersecurity breach, but a “material” breach is an event risk that could have rating implications.“Cyber breaches have resulted in heightened rating sensitivities for banks, indicating that their ratings are at more risk of a downgrade as a result of the breach,” Fitch said. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Pest Control Operators Need to Protect Environment

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director of Environmental Health in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Peter Knight, has emphasized the important role which pest control operators need to play in the protection and preservation of public health and the environment.This comes against the background of what he said were debates and discussions over reports of increased cases of cancer.Speaking at the opening of the Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) pest control operators two-day workshop at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston, today (February 20), the Senior Director said while there were no studies linking pesticides to cancer, “we are facing changing epidemiology as it relates to cancers,” and urged caution on the part of industry stakeholders.“The fact that we don’t have definitive statements (linking pesticides to cancer), means that we have to use the precautionary principle. We have to be careful that when we use and sell pesticides, we are doing it appropriately,” he added.Mr. Knight implored the operators to be cognizant of their stewardship, urging them to be vigilant in protecting their personal interests as well as those of the pest control industry against destabilizing factors.“You have to become watchdogs (of your profession) to prevent incursions and unfair practices. You need to support the Pesticides Control Authority, in that you don’t allow people who are unregistered to come into the industry and practise, as well as guard against unfair practices among yourselves. Because, it gives a bad name to the persons who are registered and who are towing the line,” the Senior Director cautioned.Mr. Knight also emphasized the importance of operators practising within the prescribed areas for which they were certified by the PCA.“So, for example, if you don’t have permission from the Pesticides Control Authority to do termite treatment, then you can’t do it; you have to stay within the limit that is set for you by the PCA. We have never discussed, as a (PCA) Board, that we are restricting persons from practising in a broad way. (But) you must get the approval of the PCA, (and) you must have the (requisite) competence,” Mr. Knight advised.To this end, he stressed that the PCA, as the industry regulator, needed to “reinforce the regulatory requirements, (while) at the same time updating the operators on what are the requirements.”Over 60 registered pest control operators from Kingston, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Clarendon and Manchester are attending the workshop. Key topics being covered include: ‘Mosquito Control’; ‘Rodent Control’; ‘Bat Management’, ‘Fumigation’, and ‘Whitefly and Other Garden Pests’. Advertisements RelatedPest Control Operators Need to Protect Environment Pest Control Operators Need to Protect Environment UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2008center_img RelatedPest Control Operators Need to Protect Environment RelatedPest Control Operators Need to Protect Environmentlast_img read more

Prime Minister Golding for Summit of the Americas April 17-19, Trinidad

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding for Summit of the Americas April 17-19, Trinidad RelatedPrime Minister Golding for Summit of the Americas April 17-19, Trinidad RelatedPrime Minister Golding for Summit of the Americas April 17-19, Trinidad Prime Minister Golding for Summit of the Americas April 17-19, Trinidad Foreign AffairsApril 14, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, will head Jamaica’s delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Americas from April 17-19 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The delegation leaves the island on Thursday, April 16.The Summit is being arranged by the Organisation of American States (OAS), under the theme “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability”. The working session will begin on Saturday April 18 with bilateral discussions to be followed by the First Plenary Session which will address the topic of ‘Human Prosperity’. The region’s heads will continue discussions over a working luncheon which will examine the topic of ‘Environmental Sustainability’.Plenary Session Two will address ‘Energy Security’. This will be followed by Plenary Session Three on ‘Democratic Governance and Public Security’. These agenda items were decided during the summit follow-up at the last gathering of leaders in Mar- del -Plata, Argentina in 2005.On Sunday, April 19, the Heads of State/Government will be in retreat after which it is expected that the Declaration of Commitment for Port of Spain will be signed. The Summit will end on Sunday afternoon with a press conference at the Diplomatic Centre in Port-of-Spain.Prime Minister Golding will return to Jamaica on Sunday, April 19 to receive the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, who will be on a working visit to Jamaica from April 19-20.Accompanying Prime Minister Golding to the summit in Trinidad will be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh and other officials from his Ministry, Ambassador Anthony Johnson who is also Permanent Representative to the OAS, and other Government officials. During Mr. Golding’s absence Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw will be in charge of the Government.For more information on the Summit, visit Advertisementslast_img read more

Virtual drop in sessions offer post flood advice for Buckingham

first_imgVirtual drop in sessions offer post flood advice for Buckingham The Environment Agency is inviting people living in Buckingham to two virtual drop in surgeries on Thursday 10 June to discuss the winter 2020/21 flooding.Anyone who has been affected by or has concerns about the winter flooding is welcome to attend and share their experiences with Environment Agency officers.The 2 sessions are at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, and will include short presentations plus a live question and answer session.The 2 hour sessions will be hosted on Zoom and include information about the winter flooding, the flood warning service, how rivers are maintained and operated, and what residents and the community can do to become more flood resilient.Tamsyn Ellway, Flood Resilience Advisor, said:We can’t stop flooding, but we work to limit the impact from main rivers and we help communities to prepare along with our partners. These surgeries are an excellent opportunity for residents to share their concerns and discuss flooding issues with the Environment Agency.We want to understand the extent of flooding in Buckingham, gather views and evidence for subsequent investigations. Under normal circumstances, we would have gathered this information in person but we have been unable to do this. Understanding flood risk at a local level and taking appropriate action can help communities become more flood resilient.Take partResidents can join the Zoom session by using this link and entering the passcode 072814.Zoom is an online audio and web conferencing platform. If anyone needs help with accessing Zoom, or has any questions relating to these virtual sessions, please email us at /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:community, email, environment, Government, Impact, Internet, online, resilience, UK, UK Government, Zoomlast_img read more