Japan would welcome Britain into the Trans-Pacific Partnership after Brexit

first_img Joe Curtis The leader said Britain would be welcomed into the trade deal involving 11 Pacific countries, including Japan, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico and Australia, but urged Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to avoid a no-deal Brexit.Read more: May attempts to woo Labour voters with vision of post-Brexit Britain“I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit,” he told the Financial Times.While the US has left the TPP, the UK would be free to join after leaving the EU customs union, when it can make its own free trade deals.Abe said that though the UK will no longer serve as an entrypoint to Europe, it would remain a country “equipped with global strength”. whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.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.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tags: Brexit Japan would welcome Britain into the Trans-Pacific Partnership after Brexit center_img Share Monday 8 October 2018 7:59 am Japan would welcome the UK into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “with open arms” once it leaves the EU, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said. whatsapp But Japanese firm Toyota has warned against the impact of a no-deal Brexit, saying production in the UK could grind to a halt.Abe added: “I truly hope that the negative impact of Brexit to the global economy, including Japanese businesses, will be minimised.”His comments come after European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker expressed optimism that a Brexit deal might be reached by November.Read more: Juncker signals optimism for agreement on Brexit deal”I think we need to refrain from this scenario of a no-deal,” he said over the weekend. “That would not be good for the UK as it is for the rest of the union.””I have reason to think that the rapprochement potential between both sides has increased in recent days. But it can not be foreseen whether we will finish in October. If not, we’ll do it in November,” he added. last_img read more

Standard Chartered to cut office space as dividend returns

first_img“We remain strong and profitable, although returns in 2020 were clearly impacted by higher provisions, reduced economic activity and low interest rates, in each case the result of Covid-19. Looking ahead, our unique exposure to the most dynamic markets in the world puts us in a great position to benefit from the clear signs of recovery there.” StanChart said its wealth management arm did better than expected (AFP via Getty Images) James Warrington In an interview with Bloomberg, chief financial officer Andy Halford also announced plans to reduce Standard Chartered’s office space by a third in the next three to four years. Thursday 25 February 2021 8:59 am Standard Chartered will resume its dividend for the full year despite a sharp fall in profit due to the pandemic, as it unveiled plans to slash office space in the coming years. “We are weathering the health crisis and geopolitical tensions very well, our strategic transformation continues to progress and our outlook is bright,” said chief executive Bill Winters. It is the latest major bank to reduce its office footprint amid a shift to home working during the pandemic, after HSBC and Lloyds announced similar plans this week. The bank booked impairments of $2.3bn, more than double the previous year, though it said two-thirds of these charges were recorded in the first half of the year. This was despite Standard Chartered’s pre-tax profit dropping 57 per cent in 2020 to $1.6bn, largely caused by higher credit impairments caused by the pandemic. Operating profit from its financial markets unit rose 18 per cent as clients ramped up their investment activity. whatsapp StanChart said its wealth management arm did better than expected (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Standard Chartered to cut office space as dividend returns despite profit hit center_img StanChart said its wealth management arm did better than expected (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Standard Chartered to cut office space as dividend returns despite profit hit Standard Chartered said it expected to recover from the Covid-19 impact this year, especially in Asia, where it generates two-thirds of its income. Tags: Standard Chartered StanChart said its wealth management arm did better than expected (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Standard Chartered to cut office space as dividend returns despite profit hit whatsapp The London-based lender, which halted its payout last year at the request of the Bank of England, said it will pay a dividend of 9p per share and will launch a buyback of $254m (£179m). But it warned overall income in 2021 was likely to be similar to last year due to the impact of interest rate cuts around the world. Shares in Standard Chartered were more than five per cent down in early trading. Share Like many of its competitors, however, Standard Chartered recorded strong trading for its investment division thanks to market volatility during the pandemic. Standard Chartered to cut office space as dividend returns despite profit hit Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Quick Take: Burning Man by Alan Russell

first_imgUncategorizedQuick Take: Burning Man by Alan RussellLAPD detective Michael Gideon and his canine partner, Sirius, returnBy Susan Salter Reynolds – December 11, 2012570ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt Photograph courtesy Facebook Heroism came at a price for LAPD detective Michael Gideon. After he and his canine partner, Sirius, pulled a serial killer from a fire, they became celebrities. Blessed—and cursed—with sharpened instincts, Gideon investigates the crucifixion of a teen in a public park, sending his PTSD into overdrive. In this engrossing thriller, race, symbolism, and a strong sense of place create peril in every alley you thought you knew. (Thomas & Mercer, 328 pages, $15.)  TAGS2012Alan RussellDecember 2012L.A. CultureMichael GideonPrevious articleCityDig: The Birth of Ralphs Bros. GrocersNext articleWhat 5 Women Wore To Meet Grace CoddingtonSusan Salter Reynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

News / Air cargo carrier CAL eyes new routes to North America to fill new capacity

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 15/10/2015 CAL Cargo Airlines is eyeing new routes in North America in advance of its third freighter arriving early next year.While details on the new freighter remain sparse, it is expected that the carrier will opt for a 747-400F on a long-term lease. One of its current 747-400Fs is leased, the other owned.“We are looking at Halifax as a potential market, either year-round or seasonal,” said CEO Eyal Zagagi. “And about 10 months ago we were looking at Chicago. It was not the right time to enter that market, but that may change.”Mr Zagagi said earlier this year that the airline had more capacity than it needed with just two aircraft, but he said the carrier would increase utilisation with the new fleet and also boost its charter activities. “There is a big difference between the weekend and weekdays. We will increase the weekly rotations to Tel Aviv to seven from five, and increase utilisation significantly at the weekend. We will also enhance our charter activity – we have operated quite a few over the last few months.”The carrier also hopes to fly directly to its latest destination, Atlanta, which it started serving last month – at the moment, the routing from its hub at Liege is via JFK. In the meantime, it plans to raise the frequency to two rotations a week, from next week, and hopes to add a third at some stage.“Atlanta is going very, very well,” said Mr Zagagi. “It’s an excellent market. Many shippers prefer to use Atlanta instead of New York, where airport access is bad. Atlanta has a huge catchment area, is very convenient and developed, as well as having a range of verticals, including automotive and pharma. The airport has also put a lot of effort into developing itself for cargo carriers.”CAL has put much focus on its pharma business, having completed CEIV certification.The carrier has put on hold plans to fly to Shanghai, over concerns about the Chinese market.last_img read more

Pharma is only ‘inching forward’ in boosting access to medicines in low-income countries

first_img Ed Silverman [email protected] Pharma is only ‘inching forward’ in boosting access to medicines in low-income countries Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Adobe Tags drug pricingglobal healthSTAT+ By Ed Silverman Jan. 27, 2021 Reprints About the Author Reprints 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.center_img What’s included? 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. Like the proverbial tortoise, a new analysis finds that while the pharmaceutical industry is taking steps to provide access to its medicines, it is doing so at a slower pace than is needed for lower-income countries.The most notable sign of progress is in the R&D planning stages, as more drug makers are thinking ahead about access issues. Specifically, eight companies are developing approaches for systematically ensuring all of their R&D projects are positioned to increase access in low-income countries after product launches. Log In | Learn More Pharmalot @Pharmalot GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Cape Coral council to vote on COVID-19 license

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral City Council members will discuss the expansion of their COVID-19 partnership with Curative during their meeting on Wednesday.Currently, there is a free COVID-19 testing site run by Curative across from Cape Coral City Hall. If the agenda item is approved by the council, the site will start flu vaccines on Thursday.Council will also discuss licensing for COVID-19 vaccines. This would allow Curative to administer COVID-19 vaccines at this site. Right now, city officials don’t have plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they are prepared if that changes. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021center_img Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementFire Chief Ryan Lamb said that it would be to prepare for the future. “The agreement going before city council does include the covid vaccine, but that is when it’s going to be available. As we know there is a very limited supply of COVID vaccine. We have no idea when we would get the COVID vaccine. We’re taking steps to make sure we are prepared for the future,” Chief Lamb said.If you would like a COVID-19 test or a flu shot – you can make an appointment through Curative – https://curative.com Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Cape Coralcovid-19 vaccinelast_img read more

WATCH: Laois teenager’s remarkable act to feature in new TV ad

Home News Community WATCH: Laois teenager’s remarkable act to feature in new TV ad NewsCommunity Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 6th November 2020 WhatsApp Twitter This is remarkable.A Laois teenager’s amazing act of kindness towards his grandfather is set to feature in a new TV ad.17-year-old Eoin Connolly, who comes from Ballyfin, and was part of the Laois minor hurling panel this season, has been acting as his grandfather’s primary carer throughout much of this year.He took on the role in March – at a time where the country was heading for Covid-19 pandemic.And now the story of how he balanced caring for Joe and playing with Laois will feature in the new Electric Ireland TV ad.Eoin explained: “You can’t plan for what life throws at you. You just have to roll with the punches and move on.“When I became my grandfather’s primary care giver in March, my priorities changed. It was tough, but we made it work.“People say it is a lot of responsibility for a 17-year-old but with the support of my family, I can continue to do what I love.“There’s nothing minor about that!”Eoin’s club Ballyfin paid tribute to his efforts on their Facebook page.They said: “This is class folks. Our own Eoin Connolly.“Watch Laois Minor Hurling Goalkeeper Eoin Connolly’s inspiring story of the role he played off the pitch in a year like no other.“He became primary care giver to his Grandad Joe Connolly in March. Big responsibility on young shoulders!“A fantastic example to us all. We in Ballyfin GAA are very proud of him. Doesn’t Joe look great too.”Eoin is a Leaving Cert student in Mountrath CS and they also paid tribute to him.They said: “We are so proud of our 6th year student Eoin Connolly who stars in the most recent Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Ad.“Well done to you.”SEE ALSO – Laois Gardai seize €60,000 in cannabis and make one arrest following search Previous articleLaois manager Quirke provides injury updates on O’Loughlin, Begley and Moore ahead of Longford openerNext articleThe incredible story of how a Polish child with no English became a Laois teacher Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic TAGSBallyfinElectric IrelandEoin ConnollyLaois minor hurlers Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic Facebook News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WATCH: Laois teenager’s remarkable act to feature in new TV ad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook read more

Gestion Férique launches balanced growth fund

first_img Related news Montreal-based Gestion Férique, manager of Férique Funds, Tuesday announced the launch of its 11th mutual fund, Férique Balanced Growth Fund, created on February 20. The new fund is available to Quebec clients through Services d’investissement Férique advisors. Like all Férique products, it is offered to engineers and engineering graduates, their families and their businesses. The new fund is the company’s third balanced fund. Compatible with a low to medium risk tolerance, it is designed for investors with a slightly more aggressive risk profile who are investing for the medium or long term. The new fund seeks to maximize long-term capital growth by a policy of diversification among different types of investments. To that end, it invests mainly in mutual funds exposed to Canadian and foreign equities, bond securities and money market securities. The strategy calls for a long-term target portfolio comprising 70% equities and 30% fixed-income securities. It will invest in units of five existing Férique funds — Bond (28% of the portfolio), Equity (25%), American (20 %), European (15%) and Asian (10%) — as well as in money market securities (2%). The new fund is available for a minimum investment of $500 (or $50 for automatic investments) and is eligible to be held in RRSP, RRIF, RESP, DPSP, LIRA, LIF, LRIF and TFSA accounts. In addition, its management fee of barely 1.1% is, like the fees for all Férique Funds, among the lowest in the industry. Férique Funds have approximately $1.9 billion in assets under management and more than 21,000 clients. Keywords Fund launchesCompanies Ferique Funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BMO to launch six new mutual fundscenter_img Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite IE Staff last_img read more

Traffic Division Seeking To Implement Education Programme

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Police Traffic Division is calling for the assistance of corporate Jamaica in implementing an education programme to encourage proper road use, which will be targeted at persons in the 19 to 35 age group.This in light of statistics from the World Health Organization, which indicates a possible 80 per cent increase of traffic fatalities in the developing world, of which Jamaica is a part, by 2020.“We want to develop a programme this year that is aimed at sixth formers and university students so that we can enlighten them on some of the dos and don’ts of the road,” said Head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Elan Powell.He noted that young persons were being targeted because, “when you look at the data, the 19-35 age group is the most threatened age group. It is the group most at risk and because of that I want to have a programme targeting these key persons.”He appealed to corporate Jamaica and anybody who would want to be a part of this programme, to “come on board and let us work together in developing a programme for these persons.” “What we would want to do is enlighten them on the proper way to use the roads and bring forcefully to their minds, the international problem we have with motor vehicle collisions,” Superintendent Powell explained.He said that the World Bank indicates that if action is not taken now, by 2020, there will be an overall increase of 65 per cent in fatalities in the world. “It is against this background”, he said, “that we have to seek to implement this programme”. “We cannot be shortsighted. We have to look down the road and start planning because it will be catastrophic if we get to the stage where that would materialize, because you can imagine the number of persons that would be killed”, he stated. “Right now, we kill an average of over 300 persons per year and the truth is that it is only a part of the problem, because there is a bigger part with the number of persons who are left incapacitated by motor vehicle accidents. It is causing significant strain on our health service and families across Jamaica,” he lamented. Among other things, the education programme will feature the use of CDs, brochures and presentations in the schools.“It’s a programme that I really want to get help in developing because we really need to target that [19-35] group in whatever way we can. It’s urgent,” he emphasized. Advertisements RelatedTraffic Division Seeking To Implement Education Programme Traffic Division Seeking To Implement Education Programme UncategorizedFebruary 9, 2008center_img RelatedTraffic Division Seeking To Implement Education Programme RelatedTraffic Division Seeking To Implement Education Programmelast_img read more

Ministry Warns Public about Fictitious UN Job Offers

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMinistry Warns Public about Fictitious UN Job Offers Ministry Warns Public about Fictitious UN Job Offers Foreign AffairsSeptember 26, 2009 RelatedMinistry Warns Public about Fictitious UN Job Offerscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The following public advisory was issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Friday (September 25):The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is advising the public to ignore any advertisements for employment purporting to be from the United Nations Programme For International Cooperation and Development. There is no such entity.Anyone who has received job offer letters from that fictitious organisation is being asked to ignore them and take no further action. RelatedMinistry Warns Public about Fictitious UN Job Offerslast_img read more