Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Emily Nicolle (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Lloyds prepares to downsize UK office space Sunday 14 June 2020 12:09 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeGloriousaMother Set Up A Hidden Camera, Her Husband Was Caught In The Act…GloriousaDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Lloyds Banking Group is exploring options to reduce its property footprint, as more staff transition to home working. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Lloyds prepares to downsize UK office space Lloyds sold off its Gresham Street offices to China’s Hengli Investments in 2017 for a reported £160m. The bank agreed a 20-year leaseback deal for the 119,742 square feet City base. In a memo to employees, first reported by the Sunday Times, Sinnott said due to “changes to the way we work” in a post-crisis environment, it was likely Lloyds would “need fewer buildings and different types of spaces” in future. “Our priority is the health, wellbeing and safety of our teams and we will be engaging with them on their preferred future working arrangements, while also building on our agile and flexible ways of working that we have been using for some time,” Sinnott added today. “This is a new situation for us, and we don’t have all the answers right now, but I hope that it will give us an opportunity to reset and improve the way we work for the future.” The bank’s people and property director Matt Sinnott told staff this week that while no closures were certain, Lloyds will be seeking to consolidate its presence to six strategic hubs across the UK. (AFP via Getty Images) Lloyds prepares to downsize UK office space whatsapp The move comes as businesses begin to adjust to new ways of working and an increased focus on flexible arrangements. Big Four accountancy firm PwC reopened its offices last week with social distancing measures in place, which accommodates about 15 per cent of staff. “In the longer term we will be working to understand what the future of work and the office looks like, which will also help to inform our decisions,” he said in a statement today.
Show Comments ▼ Government urged to fast-track 5G roll out to boost coronavirus recovery Johnson has faced mounting pressure to scrap a contract with the Chinese tech firm to build 35 per cent of the UK’s 5G network, amid concerns technology made by the company could be used in Beijing for spying. Huawei has repeatedly denied the claims. “We are not tied to one supplier, but it is important to understand the extent of what is at stake here,” said Vodafone chief technology officer Scott Perry. Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Government plans to roll out new 5G infrastructure could see data speeds up to 100 times faster than the current 4G network, which will likely help transform business across sectors. In London, an earlier 5G rollout could boost productivity by £9.1bn over the next five years, hiking to £28.8bn by 2030, the report showed. A new report published today by Vodafone found that the British economy could see productivity gains of more than £38bn over the next five years if the UK were to launch its 5G infrastructure in 2025, two years earlier than planned. Across a ten-year time frame this could mean a boost to UK output of more than £158bn, the report showed. Poppy Wood Vodafone has ended a run of quarterly declines with a 0.4 per cent rise in revenue. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government urged to fast-track 5G roll out to boost coronavirus recovery “The UK’s leadership in 5G will be lost if mobile operators are forced to spend time and money replacing existing equipment.” However, many companies have warned that ripping out Huawei technology from core 5G networks would prove too costly. BT, which owns mobile network EE, is heavily reliant on Huawei in its UK mobile and full-fibre networks, and has warned that it will cost £500m to remove equipment made by the Chinese vendor from its network. 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Vodafone earlier this month doubled down on its partnership with Huawei, claiming that the UK would lose its footing as the global leader in 5G if it had to rip out technology made by the Chinese firm. whatsapp The government could boost overall economic activity by £150bn if the UK were to speed up 5G rollout by two years, a new report has found, as Britain seeks to bolster its economy from the financial turmoil of coronavirus. Rollout of the new technology is also integral to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s target to have full-fibre “gigabit broadband sprouting in every home” by the end of 2025, as part of plans to level up rural parts of Britain. Share Vodafone has ended a run of quarterly declines with a 0.4 per cent rise in revenue. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government urged to fast-track 5G roll out to boost coronavirus recovery “Through our ambitious work on improving digital connectivity, we’re using London’s streets and the Tube network to improve fibre coverage and lay the foundations for 5G over the next decade.” Johnson is expected to unveil plans for reviving the British economy tomorrow, as the UK faces its worst recession on record as a result of the pandemic. Vodafone has ended a run of quarterly declines with a 0.4 per cent rise in revenue. (AFP via Getty Images) O2 last year snubbed the Chinese vendor in favour of Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson, amping up pressure for other UK networks to follow suit. Speaking to Sky News yesterday, the Prime Minister said: “We’re building now very much a road to recovery, a road map focusing on infrastructure right now, levelling up across the country, focusing on roads, broadband — the type of things that effectively help to create jobs but also provide services and economic growth and opportunity across the country.” whatsapp Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “As our economy begins to recover from the effects of Covid-19, we need to explore the potential of 5G to improve Londoners’ lives – from how they get around the city to how they access healthcare.
Monday 28 September 2020 2:30 pm Brexit: EU renews legal threat against UK over controversial bill European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič threatened legal action against the UK earlier this month unless parts of the bill that breach the withdrawal agreement are dropped by the end of September. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said the EU would “not be shy” in using legal methods to stop the UK implementing the legislation after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič threatened legal action against the UK earlier this month unless parts of the bill that breach the withdrawal agreement are dropped by the end of September. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit: EU renews legal threat against UK over controversial bill Stefan Boscia Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Share Boris Johnson’s internal market bill contains clauses that would be activated if the UK leaves the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December without striking a trade deal with Brussels. Frost has reportedly budged on his refusal to accept Brussels’ demands that the UK adopt the EU’s state subsidy rules as a part of a level playing field for businesses on both sides of the channel. The clauses would see the UK override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement – primarily relating to the flow of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland – and therefore break international law. Šefčovič threatened legal action against the UK earlier this month unless parts of the bill that breach the withdrawal agreement are dropped by the end of September, however this is unlikely to happen. The EU has doubled down on its threat to take legal action against the UK unless it withdraws its controversial internal market bill that could breach the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Chief UK negotiator Lord David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier are set to hammer out the final details of a deal one-on-one over a two-week period starting at the end of the week, according to the Sunday Times. “Once again, I reminded the UK government today that the withdrawal agreement contains a number of mechanisms and legal remedies to address the violation of the legal obligations contained in the text,” he said. “And I underscored that the EU will not be shy in using it. When we will do it, how we will do it – proceed, you will have to give us a little bit of time and we will inform you in due course.” European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič threatened legal action against the UK earlier this month unless parts of the bill that breach the withdrawal agreement are dropped by the end of September. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit: EU renews legal threat against UK over controversial bill The UK will likely accept some rules as dictated by the EU as to how much the government can subsidise companies in order to secure zero-tariff trade with European nations. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryGloriousaMan Says He’s From 2030, Presents ProofGloriousaArticles StoneTeacher Throws Marine Out, He Gets The Last LaughArticles StoneJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USABeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout whatsapp whatsapp The Vice President repeated his threat after today meeting with Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove in a UK-EU Joint Committee summit. Šefčovič’s comments come as the UK and EU will tomorrow begin the ninth round of formal trade negotiations, with a deal reportedly in sight. The EU is also reportedly prepared to ensure that there is free movement of goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. “The UK’s position is far apart from what the EU can accept,” Šefčovič said. Show Comments ▼
Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris Bank of England Super Thursday: Website struggles under pressure Bank of England governor Mark Carney and co’s unprecedented data dump has heaped pressure onto the bank’s servers, meaning users struggled to access its website at the stroke of noon.Rather than having a fortnight to digest the various releases, central bank watchers rushed to read the interest rate decision, minutes of the interest rate meeting and new economic forecasts all in one go. “Super Thursday” ended up being surprisingly dovish, with just one monetary policy committee member Ian McCafferty breaking ranks and voting for an interest rate rise for the first time this year. Read more: Bank of England MPC votes 8-1 to hold interest rates(Source: Bank of England) Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Funzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp Thursday 6 August 2015 3:11 pm Tags: Bank of England UK interest rates
Electric Picnic Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 474 new cases as restrictions set to be eased Previous articleNew cafe to open at popular Glenbarrow Falls ahead of tearooms developmentNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, April 30, 2021 LaoisToday Reporter 239 are men/232 are women71% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties.As of 8am today, 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of April 27, 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:1,041,284 people have received their first dose411,150 people have received their second doseMeanwhile, the Government are currently reworking its Covid vaccination plans following fresh advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).The NIAC guidance, which has been accepted by government, included a recommendation that the vaccine should be offered earlier than planned to pregnant women between 14 and 36 weeks gestation.The committee also advised that both the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and the AstraZeneca jab should be used for those aged 50 and over. Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th April 2021 Twitter There have been a further three Coronavirus-related deaths and 474 new cases according to the figures released by the authorities this evening as the Government are set to announce a widespread easing of restrictions from Monday week, May 9.Once again, fewer than five of the cases are in Laois meaning the county’s 14-day rate drops again, this time to 81.5, compared to the national average of 124.6. The highest rate is in Donegal which is at 295.9 compared to Kerry which is the lowest at 19.Of the cases notified today: Home News Community Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 474 new cases as restrictions set to… NewsCommunity Pinterest Twitter Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Council Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival TAGSCoronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp “We’re once again working on a revised plan based on recent recommendations by NIAC and decisions by government,” said HSE CEO Paul Reid this morning.He said the new plan – version 27 – will be finalised over the weekend and early next week.“It will be a plan that accommodates the various adjustments that we have to make and continues to increase our administration of vaccines based on available supplies,” he said.He said the HSE will have to model out the supply of vaccines and get “the best confirmation that we can” from suppliers for May and June. He said the health service is hoping to be able to strengthen the level of predictability and reliability of supply levels for each vaccine.SEE ALSO – Explained: The path out of lockdown as Government set to relax restrictions Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months
The firm also reported that its transition to a pure play wealth management business is advancing with the formation of a special committee of its board to acquire the 66.6% of Richardson GMP that it doesn’t already control.That committee has, in turn, hired RBC Capital Markets to prepare a formal valuation for the common shares of Richardson GMP.Approximately one third of Richardson GMP is controlled by the firm’s advisors and management, and the other third is held by Richardson Financial Group Ltd. (which is also GMP’s largest shareholder).GMP said that taking outright control of the wealth business would enable it to “prudently and aggressively” grow that business by recruiting advisors, acquiring additional wealth management businesses, developing new products and services, and investing in initiatives to “improve the service offering to investment advisors and their clients, and expand margins.”“I am encouraged by the overwhelming shareholder support our resolutions received. Shareholders have delivered a strong vote of confidence in our strategy to divest the capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp., a world class company, and shift our focus to opportunities in wealth management,” said Don Wright, chair of GMP’s board.Any deal to take full control of Richardson GMP would only take place after the sale of the capital markets business, and would also be subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based GMP Capital Inc. announced on Monday that its shareholders have approved the sale of its capital markets business to U.S. firm Stifel Financial Corp., with over 98% voting in favour of resolutions to facilitate the deal.The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, still requires regulatory approval. James Langton Keywords Wealth managementCompanies Richardson Wealth, GMP Capital Inc. Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitter One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study Related news
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Published: May 24, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The Alumni College at the University of Colorado at Boulder will examine issues surrounding the topic “Liberty, Security and Repression in Wartime, 1914 to present” in three sessions June 15-17. The three sessions, to meet in various classrooms throughout campus, will address World War I and World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam and the war on terror. The college will begin June 15 at 5 p.m. with a reception and registration at the Boulderado Hotel, 2115 13th St., in downtown Boulder. Registration will be followed at 6 p.m. by keynote speaker Geoffrey Stone, professor of law and former dean of the law school and provost at the University of Chicago. Dinner will follow the keynote at 7 p.m. CU President Hank Brown and arts and sciences and law deans Todd Gleeson and David Getches also will attend. Registration is $62 for Alumni Association members and $92 for nonmembers. The opening dinner, breaks and advance reading materials are all included. Deadline for registration is June 9. Panel discussions will be led by CU faculty Professor Barbara Engel, Associate Professor Martha Hanna, Professor Robert Schulzinger and Professor Thomas Zeiler, of the history department; Professor Richard Collins, Professor Robert Nagel and Associate Professor Paul Ohm of the law school; and Professor Edward Greenberg and Lecturer Michael Kanner of political science. The Alumni College is a collaboration between the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, the College of Arts and Sciences, the CU School of Law, the CU history department and the History Advisory Board. For more information call the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at (303) 492-8484.
Pinterest Email Facebook Share ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, October 3Next articleEPIC Wine & Spirits Tags Bill Young as Executive Vice President of Sales Press Release AdvertisementLeading Provence estate Château Minuty has entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement to partner with VINTUS in the United States effective January 1, 2020.Saint-Tropez based, family owned Château Minuty was founded in 1936, is one of the original 18 classified growths of Provence, and today ranks first in sales of premium rosé in France, Europe and the Caribbean. Minuty is renowned the world over for developing today’s archetype of Provencal rosé, with rigorous attention to viticulture, gentle handling of fruit, preservation of aromatics and freshness, and an overall objective of producing wines of elegance, complexity and accessibility. Minuty also has a strong commitment to sustainable viticulture, having recently achieved the French government’s High Environmental Value certification for the estate’s biodiversity, farm management to limit inputs, and broader commitment to limiting environmental impact.The style and quality of Minuty’s rosés have made it the premium sales leader in its home of the French Riviera, where it abounds in leading beach clubs, restaurants and luxury retailers from Saint-Tropez to Monaco. Owner François Matton stated, “We are grateful for the strong following that Minuty has developed over the years in the United States through the work of our many partners and friends. My brother and I have made this decision for the future, to build the long term growth of the ultra premium wines that define us: our 281, Rose et Or, and Prestige. We believe VINTUS has the company organization and luxury orientation to achieve this objective.”VINTUS is a preeminent U.S. fine wine importer that represents a diverse, international range of extraordinary wineries. The company has five times been named a Wine & Spirits Importer of the Year (2015-2016-2017-2018-2019) and in 2017 was named Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year. VINTUS Founder and CEO Michael Quinttus commented, “We have watched the incredible surge of Provençal rosé and believe the United States market will only continue to grow for leading producers. Château Minuty represents everything we could hope for in a partner and fits seamlessly with the leading quality and positioning of the other producers in our portfolio. We could not be more delighted to begin this relationship with the Matton family.”VINTUS’ portfolio today includes Champagne Bollinger, E. Guigal, Ornellaia, Masseto, Chateau Montelena, Ponzi Vineyards, Pétrus, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Margaux, Masciarelli, Tommasi, Sandrone, Le Macchiole, Quinta do Noval, Dog Point Vineyard, Errazuriz, Finca Decero, and others totaling 40 leading global estates.Château Minuty will be distributed nationally by the VINTUS network of distributors with the exception of New York, where VINTUS will partner with Minuty’s current distributor Empire Merchants.More information on Château Minuty is available at www.minuty.com, more on VINTUS is available at www.vintus.com.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Chateau Minuty and Vintus Announce U.S. PartnershipIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessChateau Minuty and Vintus Announce U.S. PartnershipBy Press Release – October 4, 2019 412 0 TAGSChateau MinutyVINTUS Twitter Linkedin
By Press Trust of India on May 5, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Share Add Comment News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts CII-Young Indians, RCC Diva launch ‘SUGADHARAM’ Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha CII-Young IndiansCOVID-19handwashhygieneRCC DivaSAR-Cov2SUGADHARAMTouch Free Handwash System The touch free handwash helps people accessing public places to use handwash where user doesn’t come in contact with tap or soap dispenser yet enables them to use handwash with help of mechanical pedal that can be operated via leg pressCII-Young Indians in association with RCC Diva and the Greater Chennai Corporation launched “SUGADHARAM”, a Touch Free Hand Wash System. It was inaugurated at Tiruvanmiyur Market jointly by Actress Gowthami, and Vardharajan, Executive Engineer, Adyar Zone GCC. RCC Diva Foundation who sponsored this installation were represented by Manisha Pramod Chordia, Sangeetha Harish Marlecha, Nisha Bisani, Vikas Jain and the Project Team. From CII-Young Indians Aditya Roongta, Immediate Past Chair, Vishal Mehta, Chair, Krishna Nathani, Co-Chair, Chennai Chapter along with few other office bearers were present at the inauguration. This touch free handwash project has been initiated by this Young and Energetic Group to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The spread of the SAR-Cov2 virus or the coronavirus happens via droplet transmission and hand touch human contact. On an average people touch their faces more than 16 times an hour. This is a major concern dealing with the fight against coronavirus. To prevent the spread through human contact one needs constantly wash their hands with soap. Soap has the capacity to kill the virus and frequent hand wash is one of effective solution to reduce the spread of the virus. This touch free handwash helps people accessing public places to use the handwash where the user doesn’t come in contact with tap or the soap dispenser yet enables them to use the handwash with help of mechanical pedal that can be operated via leg press. The project also brings awareness about the need for handwash. Regular handwash is a basic of hygiene and during these times, it’s a must to keep hands clean, hence the contactless handwash serves the purpose of hygiene and habit for all. Around 3000 people visit this market on a daily basis. Young Indians are committed to the fight against COVID-19 and are working on several relief work and innovative projects to fight the virus.