whatsapp Thursday 20 November 2014 8:36 pm BUYOUT firm Montagu Private Equity yesterday sold portfolio company Cap for £288m. Cap, which offers independent car valuations, will be acquired by trade buyer Solera.It marks the end of a two-year ownership period for Montagu.“We are very proud to have worked closely with Cap’s excellent management team to accelerate the company’s growth, both in the UK and internationally, through significant investment in its data-products, the team and selective acquisitions,” Montagu director Edward Shuckburgh said.Solera provides software to the car and property marketplace and was founded by chief executive and chairman Tony Aquila. Share whatsapp More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Montagu sells car valuation firm Cap after two years of ownership Show Comments ▼ Michael Bow Bow Tags: NULL
By Gavin van Marle 27/05/2021 Photo 99062800 / Cargo © Sheila Fitzgerald | Dreamstime.com Japanese carrier NYK, part of ONE, has declared General Average on the NYK Delphinus, which suffered an engine fire a fortnight ago and is currently berthed at the US west coast port of Oakland.“On 14 May, NYK Delphinus experienced a fire in the engine room prior to her arrival in Oakland. Salvage services were requested by the owner, and the fire was swiftly brought under control and has been extinguished.“Now, General Average is formally declared by the owners of the vessel,” ONE said today.NYK has appointed Greece-based Oceana Marine Claims & Adjusting and Marine Adjusting Solutions as the average adjustor, which “will be responsible for coordinating the collection of General Average securities and all documentation required from parties with interest in cargo onboard, containers, vessel, and vessel fuel”.The 4,900 teu vessel was en route from Vancouver and around 50 miles offshore from Monterey when the fire started.The US Coast Guard responded to a request for assistance and said that its crew brought the fire under control as tugs towed the ship towards Oakland, its destination port.According to the eeSea liner database, the vessel is one of eleven 4,800-5,100 teu ships deployed by ONE on the AL5 service – which connects the west coast of North America with the US east coast and Europe via the Panama Canal.CMA CGM is a slot-charterer on the service, which it markets as the California Bridge.
Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 7th August 2019 Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: First Ireland Spirits are seeking to recruit a QC Laboratory… Jobs QC Laboratory TechnicianFirst Ireland Spirits is Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueur, Irish country cream and Irish whiskey liqueur, exporting to over 40 countries worldwide. We’re part ofQuintessential Brands, a leading independent, international spirits group with global reach and world class capabilities in brand building, crafting, distilling, bottling, selling and marketing spirits brands and private label products worldwide.Working on a shift basis this role will focus on routine batch analysis on a range of alcoholic beverages, Bottle and Process Line checks and Plant Hygiene inspection to ensure the quality of a wide range of premium drink products.The successful candidate will be required to work in a team environment and should be familiar with following hygiene and food safety requirements along with having good organisational and communication capabilities. In addition, attention to detail, working to detailed procedures, time management, good interpersonal skills and computer literacy are key requirements of this role.The ideal candidate will have a suitable qualification in science. Experience in a food manufacturing setting is desirable but not necessary. The candidate must be eager to learn, show initiative and enthusiasm, be computer literate and possess excellent time management and interpersonal skills.To ApplyIf you really care about making a difference to an organisation, are a team player and have the courage to overcome challenges then we want to hear from you! Please request an application form from [email protected] SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday here Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook GAA JOB VACANCY: First Ireland Spirits are seeking to recruit a QC Laboratory Technician in Abbeyleix Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Previous articleAll of Tuesday evening’s Laois GAA resultsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 7, 2019 LaoisToday Reporter TAGSFirst Ireland SpiritsQuintessential Brands RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter GAA Twitter
Home News Community Hundreds of children left without training facilities as Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitches… NewsCommunity Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleAll you need to know as the Laois footballers face Fermanagh and hurlers take on DublinNext articleHeartbreak for Tuohy as Richmond come from behind to win AFL Grand Final 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. Facebook WhatsApp “We are probably going to have to turn around to almost 200 children and their coaches and tell them that we have nowhere that they can train.“I hope that a solution can be found to this for the sake of the children because they have suffered so much already.“Almost every aspect of their lives has been turned upside down and being allowed to continue training was at least one constant that they could rely on each week.”Speaking to LaoisToday, the Director of Services for Laois County Council, Donal Brennan, said that a meeting to access the situation would take place soon but the pitches would remain closed in the meantime.And that the decision to withdraw the pitches for now is based solely on health and safety grounds in the midst of the pandemic.He said: “Sporting activities now are very restricted by the Covid-19 guidelines that are in place at Level 5.“It is only school children who can train in a non contact way.“The soccer club have their own pitches which they manage and are responsible for in relation to the Covid-19 compliance.“As regards the pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre, which are being managed by Portarlington Leisure Centre, we have to come revised Covid-19 protocols for management under the new situation.“And until such time as they are able to manage them safely under the new guidelines, it is best and safest for everyone not to have them open until all proper procedures are in place and are being followed.“So there is quite a bit of work to be done and even to get someone to manage the pitches, when they aren’t being used as often, would increase the cost of managing the pitches.“But it is a question too of being able to ensure that everyone is compliant with the guidelines because at the end of the day, whoever is managing the facility is ultimately responsible for the compliance.“So that review will now have to be carried out and we will have to see what comes of that.”Speaking also, Portlaoise Fine Gael Cllr Willie Aird said that he really hoped a resolution could be found.He said: “I passed by last week and I thought it the midst of everything that is going it, it was brilliant to see the children out training.“I think the Council should be doing everything in their power to promote activities that are safe and I really hope a resolution can be reached.”SEE ALSO – Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their nose taken off’ Under government Level 5 guidelines, all matches are cancelled but training is permitted for children and Portlaoise had hoped to continue using the pitches at the Leisure Centre.Gyms and Leisure Centres do have to close in Level 5, but it was hoped that the pitches could remain open. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 24th October 2020 Hundreds of children left without training facilities as Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitches close due to Level 5 restrictions Twitter They had even condensed all their training into two nights to limit the amount of time that a staff member for the Leisure Centre was required to be present.However, they received word on Friday that, due to the Level 5 restrictions and associated Covid-19 fears, the service was being withdrawn.Chairman Michael Coleman said: “This is very difficult for us and has left us in an awkward situation. Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Almost 200 children from Portlaoise AFC have been left with nowhere to train after the outdoor astro pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre were withdrawn from use.The soccer club’s chairman Michael Coleman says that 13 of his teams, with panels of 16 each, have been left with nowhere to train following the decision.Portlaoise’s home grounds in Rossleighan Park cannot cater for the volumes of children that wish to play for the club so for the last number of years, they have been renting pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre for training and matches.
FSRA’s costs heading higher Related news The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) forecasts double-digit increases in revenues and expenses for the year ahead. That’s according to the OSC’s financial statements and mangement’s discusssion and analysis for the fiscal year ended Mar. 31, which were published on Tuesday. OSC to leave fees alone for now James Langton The commission forecasts that regulatory revenues will rise to $115.8 million and expenses will climb to $109.2 million in fiscal 2016, driven by increases in staffing and continued work of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory system (CCMR). Overall, the OSC is budgeting for a 11.4% increase in revenues for its current fiscal year, and a 13.9% rise in expenses. The launch of the CCMR is now planned for the fall of 2016, and the OSC’s financial statements show that the country’s largest regulator is now spending more on that effort than it contributes to the work of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The OSC committed approximately $1.8 million in staff resources to the CCMR project during fiscal 2015, up from just $500,000 the previous year. By contrast, total CSA spending on shared projects in fiscal 2015 was $1.8 million, of which, the OSC kicked in $685,000. The OSC also contributed $393,000 to the running of the CSA Secretariat. The commission had much greater success collecting monetary enforcement sanctions during the year, the financial statements show, although this was largely due to the fact that two of the respondents were established firms that paid the sanctions assessed to them. The commission collected 14.2% of the sanctions handed out overall in fiscal 2015, including 40% of the sanctions agreed in settlements, up from just 3% overall in 2014, and 7.7% of settlements. Collections in contested hearings, however, came in at just under 1%, which was similar to fiscal 2014. Overall, the OSC ordered $53.0 million in sanctions in fiscal 2015, of which, it collected about $7.5 million and deemed another $2.1 million as being collectible. During the fiscal 2015, the OSC distributed just $22,000 to harmed investors, down from $1.4 million in fiscal 2014. It allocated $2.1 million to the Investor Education Fund (IEF), which has since been brought in-house (down from $3.3 million in fiscal 2014). In addition, it gave $2.5 million to the investor advocacy group, the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada), up from $500,000 in fiscal 2014. Looking ahead, the OSC’s budget for fiscal 2016 is focused on four key areas: improving investor education, outreach and advocacy through the creation of its integrated Office of Investor Policy, Education and Outreach; enhancing oversight in both the derivatives market and the exempt market; and increasing its use of data and research. These efforts are expected to result in a 5.6% increase in salary expenses (which make up 74% of the commission’s overall budget); along with spending on IT, including a data warehouse to support the increased oversight of the derivatives market. In fiscal 2015, the OSC’s general operating surplus increased by $7.7 million as a result of higher revenue, higher enforcement-related cost recoveries, and cost reductions, the regulator reports. Revenue rose due to increases in participation fee rates that took effect in April 2014. Total revenue came in at $103.9 million in fiscal 2015, up 5.3% from fiscal 2014 (and 2.6% higher than budget). Of the $5.2 million increase in participation fees, approximately half ($2.6 million) came from higher fees on registrants, $1.3 million came from reporting issuers, and the other $1.3 million was from marketplaces and other entities, which the regulator notes was primarily due to the timing of filings. In fiscal 2016, the OSC expects to collect $97.4 million in participation fees, which represents a $9.0 million (10%) increase from 2015. The commission expects to collect $56.7 million from registrants, $39.1 million from issuers, and $1.6 million from marketplaces, in fiscal 2016. The anticipated increase is due to the change in its fee model, the OSC states, which “reflects the improved market conditions since 2011/2012.” The fiscal 2016 plan for activity fees totals $14.7 million, up 12% from fiscal 2015, due to higher fee rates for certain filings. In fiscal 2015, total expenses came in at $98.9 million, up $1.2 million (1%) from fiscal 2014. However, this was under plan by $5.1 million (5%) due to cost cutting efforts during the year. Yet, for fiscal 2016, the OSC forecasts total expenses jumping by $13.3 million to $109.2 million, as it ramps up its investor education work and enhances market oversight. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Regulatory feesCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IIROC to scrap fee premium for “risky” firms
Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter extended in post The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace are pleased to confirm that Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nicolas Patrick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen will be extended in his post until the end of November 2021.Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter said:It is a great honour to be asked to stay on as Chief of the Defence Staff. There is much to do. Last year’s substantial settlement of £24.1-billion for defence, announced by the Prime Minister in November, gives us the stability and confidence to modernise the armed forces to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that will be laid out in the Integrated Review.It is a great privilege to be at the heart of this and to play my part in ensuring that our soldiers, sailors, aviators, space and cyber warriors have the skills and equipment they need to win.General Sir Nick Carter has been central to setting the vision for our future armed forces. The Prime Minister has asked General Carter to remain in post to ensure continuity and stability while the conclusions of the Integrated Review are implemented following the £24.1-billion settlement for defence announced last year. The Integrated Review will be published on 16 of March and the Defence Command Paper will be published on 22 of March. The selection of General Carter’s successor as Chief of the Defence Staff will begin in the autumn.The Chief of the Defence Staff is the professional head of the armed forces and the principal military adviser to the Defence Secretary and the Prime Minister. The average tenure of a Chief of the Defence Staff has been 3 years, although several have served less, and a small number have served for 4 years. The longest any Chief of the Defence Staff has served is 6 years, when Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten held the role from 1959 to 1965.General Sir Nick Carter has been in post since June 2018, when he took over from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL. Prior to his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter was Chief of the General staff, Head of the British Army, for four years. Joining the Army in 1977, he commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Royal Green Jackets and has served in Germany, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. /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:Afghanistan, British, Cyprus, Defence, future, Germany, Government, Iraq, Ireland, Kosovo, military, Minister, Prime Minister, Secretary, settlement, space, UK, UK Government, Wallace
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The campus is creating a new affiliation model for fraternities – the CU-Boulder Interfraternity Council (CU-Boulder IFC) – and today announced its first charter member, Delta Sigma Phi. CU officials say the move marks a new evolution of Greek life on campus that brings the organizations and the university closer together after a decade of separation. CU-Boulder Today visited with CU-Boulder Interim Dean of Students Lisa Severy about the move.Why is CU-Boulder creating its own “CU-Boulder IFC” when the independent IFC already exists? What will this achieve?We’ve been looking in recent years at how we might move closer to the fraternities that recruit our students and have the kind of relationship that promotes student success within Greek organizations. When Delta Sigma Phi and another national fraternity approached us about affiliating with CU-Boulder, we jumped at the chance to create a new relationship. We hope to announce the second fraternity that is affiliating with us soon. What this will achieve will be CU-Boulder IFC fraternities growing closer to the campus and coming into closer alignment with the university’s values of student success, safety, health and wellness. It will create a partnership based on shared values of developing student leaders How will that alignment be achieved?Through agreements called “Recognized Social Greek Organization (RSGO) Agreements” that will ask the fraternities and Greek organizations to comply with various university rules and guidelines on travel, use of university facilities, and the university’s harassment and discrimination policies. In exchange, the university provides some basic support for the fraternities with things like limited office space, funding, activity and recreational space, as well as opportunities for fundraising. The organizations are responsible for their own goals and activities. It’s a win-win that means we can help these organizations grow and transform themselves and help troubleshoot as a partner if problems start to arise. We can intervene on behalf of the safety and welfare of our students in these organizations.What happens with the current Boulder-based Interfraternity Council?Their members can remain in that organization, leave it and join CU-Boulder IFC if they are in good standing, or be a member of both, again, if they are in good standing. We applaud what independent IFC fraternities have been doing in recent years with self-instituted reforms and organizational moves, but in the end, we seek a more complete alignment of our mutual goals, processes and procedures to ensure the safety, well-being and success of our students in Greek social organizations. We think this model achieves this. Universities across the country are building and codifying similar relationships, and we’re excited to have two fraternities join as charter members of our CU-Boulder IFC, and we’d like to see other current independent IFC members join.Is this all about controlling partying and creating safety?Not at all. It’s about coming together in common cause so that students can reach their potential by being involved in Greek social organizations, and the organizations themselves can be important members of our community based on shared values of student success, leadership and community service. We want to open the university’s resources to aid students and Greek social organizations in achieving those goals. We think we can achieve a higher degree of student health and wellness in this model, certainly, but also a greater degree of overall student success during and after students’ time at CU-Boulder.Does this mean CU-Boulder gets involved in Greek social organization programming?No. The organizations set their own programming and carry it out, but they do it with access to greater university resources to make that programming successful for their members. This is really about creating a win for students on all fronts: we don’t want control of their organizations, we simply want to align our approaches to promote student success and to have Greek social organizations growth and transformation tied to CU-Boulder’s growth and transformation. Published: Oct. 15, 2015
Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts According to KK Shailaja, Health Minister, Kerala, the antibiotics used in dairy and poultry sectors are causing serious public health hazardsThe Kerala government will unveil the state’s antibiotic policy in January next year to contain threat from anti-microbial resistance and will thereby become the first state to have its own antibiotic policy. This was stated by KK Shailaja Teacher, Health Minister, Kerala recently in Thiruvananthapuram.Stating that a workshop will be held soon to prepare a policy draft, Shailaja said, “The policy will (also) cover agriculture and animal husbandry departments. Antibiotics used in dairy and poultry sectors are causing serious public health hazards.She further stated that there are plans to bring in a comprehensive system to monitor and control the use of antibiotics and informed that rampant use of antibiotics has been reported in dairy and poultry sectors, and farmers will be made aware on the threat posed by antibiotic resistance.Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala, chaired a high-level meeting on to discuss the issue and steps to contain antimicrobial resistance. Kerala to unveil its own antibiotic policy Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By salil sule on October 12, 2017 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals
5GAT&Tinfrastructure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 DEC 2017 AT&T kicked off trials of Project AirGig, a technology designed to deliver high-speed internet using existing power line infrastructure.The company today (13 December) announced testing is underway in the US state of Georgia and an undisclosed country. The international trial with an electricity company began in the Autumn, while the work with utility company Georgia Power launched more recently.AT&T indicated Project AirGig holds the potential to deliver broadband speeds of “well over” 1Gb/s using a mmWave signal guided by power lines. The operator previously explained the system uses a series of low-cost plastic antennas (pictured) and other equipment which is attached to existing aerial power line infrastructure to regenerate the mmWave signals.The signals can be used for both 4G LTE and fixed and mobile 5G deployments through configuration with small cells and distributed antenna systems, AT&T stated.Infrastructure boostUltimately, the goal is to eliminate the need to build new towers or trench new cable infrastructure by using the electrical grid to expand AT&T’s network.Andre Fuetsch, AT&T CTO and president of AT&T Labs, explained: “Project AirGig is part of our ongoing effort to accelerate internet connections to a gig or more through both wired and wireless solutions.”“If these trials and our continued research and development turn out the way we intend, we’ll take a big step toward bringing hyper-fast connectivity to people everywhere.”Work on Project AirGig began over a decade ago and AT&T announced in September 2016 it was moving towards testing. At the time, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan said the operator was cautiously aiming for commercial availability around 2020, but in its latest announcement AT&T said there is no set timeline.The Project AirGig trials are separate from mmWave fixed-wireless 5G testing the operator is conducting in US cities. Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Author Amazon reels in MGM Previous ArticleChina Mobile subsidiary launches UK MVNONext ArticleXpress Money targets Africa push with Huawei deal Related Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Diana Goovaerts Home AT&T trials delivery of internet over power lines Asia Tags Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona
Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleWoman attacked and robbed in County DerryNext articleMc Conalogue pledges to oppose any move to increase diesel duty admin Deputy Pearse Doherty has slammed the latest waiting list data for In-patient and Day case treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital.He says it shows that despite the introduction of maximum permissible waiting times last year, the hospital is still failing to reach patient waiting targets.The figures, which were provided to Deputy Doherty via Parliamentary Question, reveal that there are currently 56 patients awaiting treatment who have been on waiting lists at the hospital for more than 15 months: the maximum permissible waiting time set down by the Department of Health.The two departments with the longest waiting lists are Orthopaedics and Urology with 20 and 16 patients waiting for more than 15 months respectively.Commenting on the figures, Deputy Doherty said that while Government continues to spin the line that overall performance across all acute public hospitals combined equated to 95% achievement for the 15 month maximum permissible wait time for Day case and In-patient care, clearly Letterkenny University Hospital is struggling to reach these waiting targets.He says he intends to raise these unacceptable waiting times with the Minister in the Dáil as soon as sittings resume later next month. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By admin – August 30, 2016 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Doherty hits out at LUH waiting lists Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire