City minister John Glen praises frontline financial services staff for coronavirus efforts

first_img“I commend you all for making a hugely valuable and critical contribution to the resilience of our nation at this most challenging time.” “There is still a lot for us to do in the face of these challenges, and I welcome your ongoing support as we work to ensure we minimise the impact on consumers, businesses and the wider UK economy,” Glen wrote. “It does have to be tackled because otherwise we are going to destroy people’s livelihoods or get scarring of the economy.” Jessica Clark  Around 12,000 businesses have received the coronavirus loans so far, chancellor Rishi Sunak said on Monday evening.  whatsapp In a letter published today, Glen said the services provided by bank branch and contact centre workers will be a “lifeline” to many during the pandemic.  The letter comes after banks were criticised for being slow to approve requests for cash under the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme.  City minister John Glen praises frontline financial services staff for coronavirus efforts Share Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey last week warned lenders that they should “put their backs” into approving applications during the coronavirus crisis. “Notwithstanding the stress that we’re all operating under in terms of the current working environment, they have got to put their backs into it and get on with it, frankly,” Bailey said on Friday.  City minister John Glen has thanked frontline financial services staff for their “vital” role during the coronavirus crisis.  Tuesday 21 April 2020 7:40 pm “As the Chancellor said, the priority for all of us – financial services and Government – should be to ensure that the benefits of the extraordinary package of support we have provided are passed through to businesses and consumers.  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: City minister John Glen praises frontline financial services staff for coronavirus efforts Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndo (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: City minister John Glen praises frontline financial services staff for coronavirus efforts He praised the “herculean efforts” to help customers in financial difficulty or who are self-isolating due to Covid-19.  (AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Ten Entertainment swings to loss as pandemic gutters sales

first_img Tags: Coronavirus What Ten Entertainment said Ten Entertainment has now returned to profit and cash generation despite operating just half of its usual capacity with social distancing measures in place.  Ten Entertainment said it has “recovered quickly from lockdown as restrictions were eased”, with all 46 of its bowling alleys around the country now open.  Tenpin bowling lanes have been closed for most of the past year. The coronavirus crisis wiped out a strong start to the year for Ten Entertainment, when like-for-like sales grew 9.6 per cent prior to the PM’s announcement of a national lockdown.  The bowling chain saw net debt swell to £6.7m, which more than doubled year-on-year.  It also secured £4.9m of equity funding from shareholders within a week of the start of lockdown, providing the group with long-term resilience.  whatsapp The group cited “very significant disruption” during the coronavirus crisis after it was forced to shutter all 46 of its sites across the UK.  Group adjusted earnings before tax, amortization and depreciation (Ebitda) sunk to a loss of £1.5m, down from a profit of £11.2m last year.  The group booked a pre-tax loss of £5.1m for the half-year, compared to a profit of £4.7m in 2019.  Shares were up 2.4 per cent to 127p in early trading. However, the bowling alley managed to bolster its financial position by rolling out a strict cost-cutting regime which reduced cash burn by 70 per cent over the six-month period.  Why it’s interesting Revenue slumped 46 per cent to £22.5m in the six months to 28 June, down from £41.4m in the same period last year.  whatsapp Graham Blackwell, chief executive of Ten Entertainment, said: The results Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Show Comments ▼ The group now has its eyes set further afield, after it last week opened up a new site in Manchester, with further estate expansion under review.  “We are really encouraged by our reopening performance. Our primary focus is to return the business to the trend of the first quarter through our strengths in operational improvements and commercial innovation. Our proven strategy remains relevant, and with a track record of eight consecutive years of like-for-like sales progression, I am confident that we will return the business to growth.” Share Tenpin bowling lanes have been closed for most of the past year. Also Read: Ten Entertainment swings to loss as pandemic gutters sales Tenpin bowling lanes have been closed for most of the past year. Also Read: Ten Entertainment swings to loss as pandemic gutters sales Ten Entertainment withheld from declaring an interim dividend. Bowling alley chain Ten Entertainment swung to a loss in the first half of 2020 after a nationwide lockdown during the coronavirus crisis slashed revenue in half. Poppy Wood Ten Entertainment swings to loss as pandemic gutters sales Wednesday 23 September 2020 8:35 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News SharperUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndolast_img read more

Juneau man charged for hospital fire

first_imgCrime & Courts | Juneau | Public SafetyJuneau man charged for hospital fireOctober 12, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:A Juneau man detained after an explosion and fire at Bartlett Regional Hospital has been charged with felony arson in the second degree.Bartlett Regional Hospital (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)A Juneau grand jury indicted Arlo Michael Bradstreet, 32, on Thursday.About 3 a.m. Oct. 4, witnesses in the emergency room’s waiting area either heard an explosion, or saw smoke and fire in the bathroom.According to Juneau police, Bradstreet was recorded on video surveillance entering the bathroom, and then running out a short time later with smoke and water pouring out of the bathroom door.According to charging documents, hospital security initially took Bradstreet into custody.The Juneau police officer who arrested Bradstreet reported that he smelled strongly of smoke and his clothing was wet. He also had a Bic lighter in his pocket.Another officer found an inch of water in the bathroom and a plastic garbage can that was melted and blackened. The sprinkler system activated in the bathroom when it detected a fire.There were no injuries reported during the incident.Share this story:last_img read more

FDA has to explain why Amgen was denied a key marketing incentive

first_img GET STARTED What is it? 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. Log In | Learn More Did the Food and Drug Administration treat Amgen (AMGN) differently than Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) when reviewing applications for their drugs?A federal judge ruled late last week that the agency, in fact, may have acted inconsistently when it denied pediatric exclusivity for a blockbuster Amgen drug and ordered the FDA to explain its reasoning. The ruling could mean that Amgen may eventually win six months of pediatric exclusivity, which would allow the company to forestall generic competition to a best-selling drug. About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman Jan. 30, 2018 Reprints Tags legalpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ Pharmalot [email protected] center_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. What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ric Francis/AP Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Ed Silverman @Pharmalot FDA has to explain why Amgen was denied a key marketing incentive last_img read more

Winner announced for St Marys CBS scholarship

first_img By James Moore – 17th September 2019 GAA Previous articleGardai launch appeal to find missing Laois teenagerNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 James Moore A congratulations is in order to Patrick O Callaghan for winning the St Marys CBS “From each his best” scholarship award.Patrick is a past pupil of the Heath national school and a proud winner of the 2019/2020 award.As part of this new initiative the CBS are looking to combine academic excellence, sporting ambition and all-round character development with a close working relationship between teachers and parents.This scholarship aims to facilitate the holistic development of the CBS students by rewarding those who strive to achieve academic excellence while continuing with their sporting careers.The scholarship covers the cost of an iPad, books and school uniform at the CBS for the duration of the students first academic year.The application for anyone who wishes to apply for this scholarship can be found here.We wish Patrick and his family all the best in the upcoming year.SEE ALSO – Meadow Meats in Rathdowney may have to close permanently say owners as beef protest continues GAA Pinterest TAGSScholarshipSt Mary’s CBS Portlaoise WhatsApp Pinterest Winner announced for St Marys CBS scholarship WhatsApp Home News Community Winner announced for St Marys CBS scholarship NewsCommunityEducation Facebook Twitter GAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

NK Points Finger at SK Human Rights Activists

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] NK Points Finger at SK Human Rights Activists News By Daily NK – 2014.09.23 1:26am News Facebook Twitter SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea’s online propaganda mouthpiece, Uriminzokkiri,run by the North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of theFatherland, labeled prominent figures in South Korea as traitors in one of itsrecent posts. The list included former Governor of Gyeonggi Province, Kim MoonSoo; ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker, Ha Tae Keung; and Senior Researcher at Network forNorth Korean Democracy and Human Rights, Kim Young Hwan. The report stated, “They are criminals and traitors, who notonly lack values and will, but also conscience, morality, and loyalty.” It wenton to say, “It’s not even funny that they bring up the issue of human rights,the human rights act, and so on, when they are human scum, who have taken onmain leads in a schemeful clown show.” Earlier in the month, the website had singled out certainpeople in the South in an article titled, “Revealing Ugly Identities of HumanTrash,” including Saenuri Party lawmaker Cho Myung Chul, who defected fromNorth Korea, as well as other defector activists. In full anticipation of North Korea’s human rights trackrecord taking center stage at the UN General Assembly [which opened lastTuesday], Uriminzokkiri had strongly denounced voices  from the South Korean government and the ruling SaenuriParty that argued creating a legislation pertaining to the issue as paramount.“Recently, South Korea’s Saenuri Party and its right-wingcliques, the puppet unification ministry, and confrontational madmen from theforeign ministry have been kicking up an anti-North Korean conspiracy, talkingabout human rights, and this and that,” the website asserted. It added, “These people are spitting things out such as‘tears from around the world are coming together for human rights in theNorth,’ ‘this is the best chance’ and have said ‘we must not miss thisopportunity’ and swiftly pass the North Korean human rights bill.”In the midst of these comments, the website also offered amessage of concern, saying, “It is a pitiful sight, how the U.S. and its puppetsare using such people out of desperation to further their ploy against ourcountry.” It added, “This will only bring about condemnation and ridicule fromthe rest of the world.” Pyongyang’s recent accusations against certain individualsin the South is seen as a move to launch an aggressive counter-attack againsthuman rights campaigns and an attempt to intimidate activists involved. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News last_img read more

ETF inflows slow in January

first_img Recent market volatility may have damped demand in January for exchange-traded funds and products (ETFs/ETPs) in Canada, suggests new data from research firm ETFGI. ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada saw net inflows of US$400 million in January. This follows a record US$2.7 billion in net new assets (NNA) in December and net inflows of US$9.2 billion for 2014. January saw fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathering the largest share of net inflows with US$366 million, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$118 million. This was followed by commodities, which recorded net outflows of US$8 million. On a global scale, overall NNA flows were US$12.2 billion in January. Fixed income products saw a net inflow of US$13.3 billion while commodity ETFs/ETPs generated net inflows of US$5.2 billion. This resulted in both asset classes having their third-largest months on record. Equity ETFs/ETPs actually suffered net outflows of US$8.0 billion in January. “Investors showed a strong preference for fixed income exposure during January as volatility increased,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI. The S&P 500 was down 4%, developed markets were flat, emerging markets were down slightly while frontier markets were also down by 3% in January, Fuhr notes. In Canada, BMO AM was the significant leader in January with in net ETF/ETP inflows of US$737 million. Vanguard was second with US$180 million; followed by First Asset with US$79 million; RBC Global AM with US$51 million; and Powershares with US$41 million in net inflows. Three providers launched six new ETFs/ETPs last month, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s global ETF and ETP industry insights report for the end of January. In total, the Canadian ETF industry had 347 ETFs with 490 listings and assets of US$62 billion from nine providers by the end of last month. Of those 347 products, the top 100 ETFs/ETPs account for 85.5% of Canadian ETF/ETP assets with 12 ETFs/ETPs having more than US$1 billion in assets. Tessie Sanci Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Increased Focus on Community Safety and Security in Fight Against Crime

first_imgRelatedIncreased Focus on Community Safety and Security in Fight Against Crime FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State for National Security, Dr. Donald Rhodd, has said that the government was placing increased focus on community safety and security initiatives as part of the process to fight crime.He noted that the move represented a paradigm shift in policy from crime management to crime prevention, and to place communities at the heart of crime fighting, by building a relationship of trust and confidence between the police and citizens.The State Minister was addressing the Portland leg of the Parish Crime Prevention Initiative and Community Safety Forum on Thursday (Aug. 31) at the Tim Bamboo Hotel in Port Antonio.He called for a transformation of societal norms, particularly as it related to popular culture, to sustain recent success in crime fighting.Noting that entertainers had an important role to play in the process, he said they wield tremendous influence over young and impressionable minds and urged that they desist from sending wrong signals through crudity, the unnecessary use of profanity in their public performances, and the promotion of gun lyrics and gun violence.He said that the promotion of such negative values should also be discouraged by event sponsors, noting that there was need to bring back love and dispense with violence at entertainment centres.Meanwhile, Dr. Rhodd attributed the 25 per cent decline in murders and shootings to the work of Operation Kingfish, as well as other specialised units of the security forces, noting that they have been successful in neutralising dons and dismantling gangs and other organized crime syndicates.A number of drug kingpins, he added, have been arrested and extradited, or were awaiting extradition.He stated that Portland, while having a low crime rate, was not immune to the activities of drug barons and criminal networks, as the parish’s close proximity to Haiti, made it an attractive location for drug and gun trading between criminal elements in Haiti and Jamaica.Dr. Rhodd noted however, that the recent acquisition by the government of the first 13 of 40 go fast boats, would significantly boost the capacity of the marine police to patrol the coastline in the fight against drug trafficking and gun running.The National Security State Minister noted that the downward trend in major crimes must be sustained by growth in the economy, to create wealth and job opportunities for young people, who constitute the major cohort of the unemployed, and were most at risk of becoming involved in crime.In this regard, he said projects such as the northern coastal highway development, was critical in providing a catalyst for investments thereby enabling the provision of employment and other opportunities. RelatedIncreased Focus on Community Safety and Security in Fight Against Crime RelatedIncreased Focus on Community Safety and Security in Fight Against Crimecenter_img Increased Focus on Community Safety and Security in Fight Against Crime UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

Film Showcase to Help Jamaicans Learn More About Neighbours

first_imgFilm Showcase to Help Jamaicans Learn More About Neighbours Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 12, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director of Cultural Policy and Monitoring at the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Tanya Batson Savage, has explained that the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase, being staged in Jamaica from March 8 to 14, is an excellent opportunity for Jamaicans to learn more about their Caribbean neighbours.“In the face of globalisation we have to be aware of our identity as Jamaicans and also our identity as Caribbean people and this showcase impacts on that, two fold. It will give students, who are the main targets of this showcase, a sense of what the life of other Caribbean people are like,” she said, in an interview with JIS News.She added that the showcase would also give exposure to local and Caribbean films.“While we have a film industry, what you often have is that a lot of the films that are created, are short films or documentaries and they cannot reach on the screen of major cinemas and therefore it is important that these films be showcased to Caribbean people,” the Director said.The showcase will feature 44 films of varying lengths, including documentaries, animated films, short narratives and full-length features. These films will spread across all linguistic markers, to include English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Haitian Kreole.Films included in this year’s showcase are: Diederik Vaan Roijen’s celebrated feature ‘Zulaika’, as well as the multi-award winning films ‘The Star Fisher’, directed by Marcela Rinc RelatedFilm Showcase to Help Jamaicans Learn More About Neighbours Advertisementscenter_img RelatedFilm Showcase to Help Jamaicans Learn More About Neighbours RelatedFilm Showcase to Help Jamaicans Learn More About Neighbourslast_img read more

Water and jobs flow in treatment plant development

first_imgWater and jobs flow in treatment plant development A plan of the new Bega Water Treatment Plant development.A much-needed boost for local jobs is on the horizon with plans for a purpose-built operations depot and water treatment plant progressing well in Bega.The NSW Government funded project will bring vastly improved water quality to the Bega, Kalaru and Tathra network while providing job security and greater resilience during emergency situations.Water and Sewerage Services Manager, Chris Best said contractors will soon be notified of Council’s intent to tender for the construction of the new facility.“There are some great employment opportunities through the construction and operations of this new facility,” Mr Best said.“We plan on going out to tender for the operations depot component in the next few weeks, and with our intent to tender notice going out now, interested contractors will have time to organise their schedules.“The new water treatment plant will introduce filtration and UV disinfection to complement existing treatment methods.“With further water treatment plant upgrades and builds progressing well under the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program we are steadily working towards having all reticulated supplies in the shire compliant with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.”Mr Best said a key part of the Bega development will be the construction of a purpose-built maintenance, administration and operations depot.“Maintenance teams are currently based in shared and outdated facilities, making it difficult to service key pumps and equipment vital for keeping us in water when we need it most.“This new facility will include a purpose-built workshop, allowing for greater resilience to emergency situations and more efficient maintenance of large equipment currently sent away for repairs.“Our regional location adds significant cost and time penalties when sending equipment away for repair, especially when there are regional and global emergencies slowing things down.“Council is already a major employer in the Bega Valley and this commitment to retaining maintenance capability secures the employment of local skilled fitters and electricians.“The site will also function as a coordination centre to better facilitate the management of essential water infrastructure during fire and flood events.”Member for Bega, Andrew Constance said securing the $25 million of NSW Government funding for new water treatment plants in Bega and Brogo, as well as the part funding of the Yellow Pinch water treatment plant currently in early stages of planning, will be a major boost for local jobs and water security.The new Bega Water Treatment Plant will be built at Council’s South Bega reservoirs site. /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:Australian, Bega, Bega Valley Shire Council, drinking water, Emergency, employment, Government, infrastructure, job security, local council, NSW, purpose-built, resilience, security, Tathra, treatment, water quality, water treatmentlast_img read more