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Republican Jeb Bush joins US presidential race with 4pc economic growth target

first_img whatsapp Share Ever since he quit his job at Barclays and began travelling the country on a fundraising campaign last year, speculation has mounted that Jeb Bush would make a run for President of the United States.The brother of George W. Bush and son of George HW. Bush formally announced his campaign in Florida where he told an audience of his economic plan for growth and attempted to shake off his image as the GOP establishment choice. Bush is the 11th Republican to throw his rat in the ring for the Republican nomination while other governors such as Bobby Jindal of Louisiana could follow.Read more: Jeb Bush to quit Barclays bank as speculation over 2016 presidential race heats upIn his announcement speech Bush claimed that he wanted to bring four per cent growth and 19m new jobs as president.Bush said:So many challenges could be overcome if we just get this economy growing at full strength. There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of four per cent a year.And that will be goal as president – four per cent growth, and the 19m jobs that come with it. Economic growth that makes a difference for the hard-working men and women – who don’t need reminding that the economy is more than the stock market. Monday 15 June 2015 5:52 pm Show Comments ▼ center_img Republican Jeb Bush joins US presidential race with 4pc economic growth target whatsapp Joe Hall Tags: US Presidential Election 2016last_img read more

Eurozone industrial production accelerates to five-month high

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News / Hamburg Sud blames vessel cascading for a disappointing year of weak growth

first_img German ocean carrier Hamburg Sud has warned of more pressure on already weak north-south container markets caused by the cascading of bigger ships from Asia-Europe routes.The privately-owned carrier does not publish accounts, but in its operational report covering 2014 the company said cargo volumes had increased by a “modest” 2.3% on the previous year, to 3.38m teu, describing it as a “less than satisfactory result”.The company said: “The situation in Brazil remains unsatisfactory, with the economy stagnating in 2014, and other South American economies, such as Argentina and Venezuela, also failed to recover.“The cascading into the north-south trades severely impacted South American routes, causing an increase in tonnage capacity that could not be offset by the weak growth rates in carryings.”By the end of last year, Hamburg Sud’s fleet totalled 168 ships – 46 of which were owned by the group – with 112 deployed on liner services and the rest employed in tramp bulk and product tanker operations.The total cellular capacity of Hamburg Sud’s liner services stood at 537,000 teu at the end of December, with the average ship size increasing from 4,437 teu to 4,795 teu over the year.By the end of last month, Hamburg Sud had completed the takeover of CCNI’s liner services, which it said would increase its capacity by “slightly less than 10%”.It added, however, that it faced extra costs related to the integration of the CCNI business in the form of “extraordinary expenses”.To expand its liner network, and at the same time reduce its dependency on South American trades, the carrier has signed a global slot-swap collaboration agreement with UASC that gives it a foot in the door of the Asia-Europe tradelane by way of UASC’s membership of the Ocean Three alliance, while allocating slots on certain Latin America routes to the Dubai-based carrier.“One positive factor for the shipping industry in 2014 was the development of fuel prices,” the company said, adding that it anticipated the “favourable trend” in bunker costs and exchange rates would produce an improved operating result in 2015.Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Orient Overseas International published its first quarter operational update for its container line subsidiary OOCL. Revenue across its four main liner services declined by 3.2%, compared with the first three months of 2014, to $1.34bn, produced from carryings that decreased by 2.5% to 1.3m teu.Notably, there was a 6% hike in liftings for OOCL between Asia and Europe, but this was at the expense of revenue on the route, which slipped by 1.9% in the first quarter of this year to $277m.Since the beginning of 2015, spot rates from Asia to North Europe have plunged by more than 70% and last Friday stood at a sub-economic level of around $350 per teu. By Mike Wackett 28/04/2015last_img read more

Bristol-Myers pays $19.5 million to settle illegal marketing charges

first_img GET STARTED Pharmalot Bristol-Myers pays $19.5 million to settle illegal marketing charges [email protected] By Ed Silverman Dec. 8, 2016 Reprints What’s included? What is it? 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. @Pharmalot 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. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags legalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Ed Silverman The specter of illegal marketing continues to haunt the pharmaceutical industry as Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed to a $19.5 million settlement with 42 states to resolve charges of improperly promoting an antipsychotic medicine several years ago.The drug maker was accused of so-called off-label marketing, which refers to promoting a medicine for an unapproved use. In this case, Bristol-Myers allegedly touted Abilify to children, as well as elderly patients with symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. However, the pill was not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the uses for which the company was targeting those populations. Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Four Laois Gardai among 201 new recruits to the force

first_img Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home News Four Laois Gardai among 201 new recruits to the force News Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th February 2020 Twitter WhatsApp News TAGSGardaGardai Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date The latest batch of new Gardai passed out recently at a ceremony in Templemore.A total of 201 Gardai were conferred at the ceremony – with four of them hailing from Laois.Emo brothers Shane and Nigel Murphy were two of them and they will be stationed in Coolock and Lucan respectively.While Rachel Murphy is off to Blanchardstown and Shauna Redmond is going to Coolock alongside the aforementioned Shane Murphy.Meanwhile, three of the almost 200 new Gardai will be stationed in Laois.Kerry’s Stephen Lynott and the Mayo duo of Aisling O’Boyle and Alan McLoughlin are coming to Portlaoise.The ceremony was attended by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.This brings to 3,200 the number of gardaí that have attested and been assigned to frontline policing duties since the reopening of the Garda Training College in 2014.Of the 201 probationers that attested today, 19 were born outside the jurisdiction. They were born in countries including Germany, Romania, England, the US, Latvia, Australia, Poland and Italy.28% of the gardaí that attested today are women.The budgetary allocation to An Garda Síochána for 2020 will allow Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to recruit up to 700 new gardaí and additional Garda staff this year.Congratulations to all!SEE ALSO – Shock and objections greet plans for new Laois quarry Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Four Laois Gardai among 201 new recruits to the force Previous articleLaois vets save abandoned dog’s life after she was left in a ditchNext articleTalking Sport: Football and hurling wins, bad weather and the curse of Alan Hartnett LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

A Culture of Demoralization Rapidly Spreads

first_img A Culture of Demoralization Rapidly Spreads News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter News [imText1]Upon waking up at 6am, I make breakfast and wake up the children to send them to school. My husband who has been staying home since the factory closed its doors several years ago will probably sleep in again until mid-noon today. ”For business” women in Hamheung who disguise themselves as men and ride bicyclesBefore my husband quit his job, I opened a stall in the market and started my business. After the food provisions ceased in the middle of 1990s, every woman had to jump into a business in order to make ends meet. The highest number of people died in Hamheung City during the starvation period in late 1990s. The will for survival has became that much stronger. In Hamheung, Samil Market, Keumsa Market, and Sapo Market have become most popular. Among these, the market to which I go out to, Keumsa Market, has been set up into a two-story form. I ride my bicycle until the market. In North Korea, under the pretext of preparing for traffic accidents around August of 2004, bicycle-riding by women was forbidden. It was even said that when one foreigner said that women riding bicycles was an eye-sore, Kim Jong Il ceased it immediately. However, more than half of women are doing business like me, so preventing them from riding bicycles is like telling them to starve their children while staying at home. Inspection is so severe that in other provinces, they say that riding bicycles by women has stopped altogether, but our Hamheung women are continuing to ride them. There are many incidents of disguising as men to avoid inspections by Social Safety agents. If one pulls up her hair and wears a hat and sunglasses on top of that, the security guards are completely deceived. Because a countless number of women are riding bicycles like this, even the security guards permit this now. The price of rice is 850 won per kg…rice price is stable even in inland regionsThe price of rice nowadays is at 850~1,000 won (US $.28~.33) per kg. Considering the spring shortage season, this is not such a high cost, but it is still difficult to eat three meals of rice a day. Usually, people mix in corn, but the price of corn is around 350 won per kg. Potatoes are sold for 300 won per kg. I decided to visit my sister’s house this afternoon. She operates an inn in the Heungnam District. In 2001, Hamheung City and Heungnam City were divided and zones were gotten rid of altogether, but last October, the two cities were whimsically united into one. Hamheung was divided into Hoisang, Chongchwon River, Sapo, Dongheungsan, and Heungnam districts again. My brother-in-law is a taxi driver in the city. The basic rate is 5,000 won, so normal people cannot ride it. There are supposed to be such taxis in Chongjin, but the rate in Hamheung is supposed to be more expensive. The inn that my sister operates combines rub-downs, sauna, and massages. Chinese-style massage is 10,000 won for an hour. Impromptu sex is possible with the female masseuse for 2~30,000 won. My sister earns some money from the inn, but there are those in Hamheung who earn even more. Nowadays, people who engage in “car sale business” are supposed to make a lot of money. Young men and women seek ”Steam baths”…90% inhale drugs.The ”car sale business” refers to the mass wholesale of trucks. These people dealt with “ice” (filophone-related drug) and earned an exorbitant amount of money. In Hamheung, the top three wealthiest people are “ice (drug) merchants,” “plastic merchants,” and “car sales merchants.” My sister secretly sells ice also and receives 23,000~25,000 won (US $7.54~8.20) per gram.There are a lot of addicts because of all these people who are selling ice. Steam baths (saunas) have apparently been appearing recently. In a steam bath, electricity comes on 24 hours, but they mostly light up private baths. Usually, men and women enjoy these for a night and a significant number of them are supposed to use drugs. On the street, there are still a lot of beggars. Before, there were a lot of children who had lost their parents, but nowadays, children and elderly alike come out to the streets if they don’t have anything to do or eat. The sun is setting all of a sudden. My sister puts several thousand wons into my hands, saying “what are you going to do because you haven’t sold anything today?” I should buy some Alaskan Pollack and rice with this and at least feed my children. By Daily NK – 2007.05.24 5:26pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Solactive introduces two new fixed-income indices

first_imgTessie Sanci Keywords Indexes New indexes align with Paris Agreement targets Related news Bringing ethnic diversity to indexing HSBC debuts stock-picking AI indexcenter_img Frankfurt-based Solactive AG announced on Friday that it has released two new fixed-income indices that are designed to provide a snapshot of non-investment-grade bond markets. Solactive Euro HY corporate index, denominated in euros, and Solactive USD high yield corporate index, in U.S. dollars, are composed of corporate debt issued in developed and developing markets. Both indices are total return indices and are rebalanced monthly. “This is a premiere for the German index engineer whose branded benchmarks have until now focused on the investment-grade space, thus bringing the company one step closer to offering complete coverage of the fixed-income market,” Solactive’s announcement states. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Aequitas asks CSA to require access to consolidated market data

first_img Companies Aequitas NEO James Langton “Consolidated market data is important for investors to see the complete picture of trading activity and enables them to make fully informed investment decisions,” Aequitas’ request says. The firm argues that lack of access to complete market data means that retail investors are trading on inferior information and that the trading activity in Toronto Stock Exchange-listed companies is understated if the trading that takes place on other markets isn’t visible to investors. The federal Competition Bureau closed its investigation into Aequitas’ allegations of anticompetitive conduct by TMX Group Ltd. last year, which alleged that contracts between TMX and investment dealers prevent the dealers from sharing private market data with third parties. In closing the investigation, the Competition Bureau said that its “investigation confirmed that TMX Group has refused requests by investment dealers to share private market data. However, in considering the effect of this conduct on competition, the Bureau concluded that the conduct would be unlikely to violate the abuse of dominance provisions of the Competition Act.” In the wake of that decision, Aequitas has called on regulators to mandate access to consolidated market data. Now, it’s ramping up that effort. In addition to writing the regulators, the firm is also inviting investors, advisors, and others, to visit a website (www.marketdataforall.com) dedicated to its campaign. “We are calling on the securities regulators to step in and ensure that all investors are provided with an opportunity to make fully informed investment decisions,” says Jos Schmitt, president and CEO of NEO Exchange, in a statement. “The current situation has negative implications for Canadian investors, Canadian public companies and Canadian manufacturers of listed investment products.” Photo copyright: everythingpossible/123RF Toronto-based Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. has submitted a formal request to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on Tuesday, asking regulators to require that investors and their financial advisors receive access to top-of-book, real-time consolidated market data. Firms increasingly adopting electronic data feeds to track insurance policies Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

OSC names new SPAC members

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media man opening curtain to reveal something Sergey Nivens/123RF James Langton The Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) has appointed four new members to its Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC), which provides the commission’s Office of the Secretary with advice on policy and procedural initiatives involving its administrative tribunal.The new additions include David Sischy of Groia & Co., James Camp of Camp Advocacy, Adam Chisholm of McMillan LLP and Craig Lockwood of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The SPAC is comprised of lawyers that focus on securities litigation, along with staff of the OSC’s enforcement branch and its Office of the Secretary. It’s chaired by Grace Knakowski, secretary to the OSC. Companies Ontario Securities Commission last_img read more

Proposed 2021-22 budget supports community

first_imgProposed 2021-22 budget supports community Hobsons Bay City Council’s Proposed Annual Budget 2021-22 will deliver $2 million in COVID recovery programs and ongoing rate and financial hardship relief, $63.491 million in capital works projects, and funding for over 100 vital community services.The Proposed Annual Budget 2021-22 is now open for community feedback and submissions until 23 May 2021, following adoption at last night’s Council Meeting.The $63.491 million Capital Works Program invests in new infrastructure across Hobsons Bay and provides much needed jobs for our community and local suppliers.Highlights include: $13.043 million for roads, $2.038 million for drains; $1.131 million for footpaths and cycle ways; $18.683 million for recreation and open space; and $24.675 million on buildings, such as sporting and recreational facilities ($20.35 million), civic and community facilities ($2.895 million), building renewal program ($530,000) and environmental sustainability initiatives ($900,000).Major projects include the H.D. Graham Reserve sports facility ($5.2 million), JT Gray Reserve pavilion ($3 million) and Altona foreshore seawall and trail upgrade ($2 million).The Proposed Annual Budget 2021-22 continues to support those community members most impacted by the COVID pandemic. The $2 million Community Support Package includes $1.35 million in targeted rate relief for those who need it most including rate relief ($740,000), interest-free rate deferrals ($450,000) and rate waivers ($160,000), which will be guided by Council’s Financial Hardship Policy.The package also includes $650,000 of support to groups in our community that we know through recently targeted research are facing a higher level of challenge resulting from the pandemic: our creative industries, young people, and local businesses. There will be $200,000 available to the community through the Make it Happen Hobsons Bay Recovery and Reconnection Grants program.A Community Support Package Focus Group, representing a cross section of the community, will be instrumental in helping shape COVID recovery programs, ensuring that support reaches those who need it most.Community consultation for the Proposed Annual Budget is an integral part of its development. The consultation process began in November and December 2020 with Council’s ‘Pitch Your Idea’ program – inviting community members, local groups, and organisations to submit their ideas about projects and programs for Council’s consideration.Successful Pitch Your Idea submissions include: upgrading Altona’s streetscape into safe ‘shared streets’; WJ Irwin Reserve playground upgrade; Henderson Park Reserve upgrade; resurfacing laneway at rear of shops in Mason Street; GJ Hosken Reserve outdoor gym; Borrack Square upgrade; Pavey Reserve and Leigh Hobbs playground upgrade (earmarked for a future budget); Cherry Lake Reserve upgrade (earmarked for a future budget); Leo Hoffman Reserve footpath connection or park redevelopment (earmarked for a future budget); Pipeline Reserve upgrade (earmarked for future budget); Kim Reserve floodlighting (earmarked for a future budget) and Alma Avenue bike safety park (earmarked for a future budget).Environmental initiatives have also been supported such as the promotion of cloth nappies, along with initiatives that champion community wellbeing including a social support program for older residents and installing colourful imagery into Seabrook’s parks.Additionally, a number of community submissions have been slightly modified and will be delivered through Council’s day to day operations, including a project that focuses on a love of reading across Hobsons Bay and a creative education program to enhance awareness of the impact of litter on the marine environment.To keep delivering essential services, programs and infrastructure projects that benefit our community, the Proposed Annual Budget includes a 1.5 per cent rate increase, in line with the Victorian Government’s rate cap.The 1.5 per cent rate increase is applied to the total amount collected from rateable properties across the city and is not applied equally to individual properties. This means that some ratepayers will pay less than 1.5 per cent and others will pay more, but overall, general rates won’t exceed the (reduced) rate cap.All properties are revalued each year by a state government appointed independent valuer with the revaluation process attempting to ensure rates are fairly redistributed across all properties in the city.The Financial Hardship Policy, which was reviewed and updated last year, provides genuine and discreet support for residents and businesses affected by the pandemic. Residents, businesses and local sport and community organisations can apply online for financial relief at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/financialassistanceThe community can now have their say on the 2021-22 Proposed Annual Budget until 23 May 2021.The Annual Budget 2021-22 is set to be presented for adoption on Tuesday 29 June. To view the proposed budget, make a submission or find out more about the Community Support Package Focus Group, visit participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/proposed-annual-budget-2021-22Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Jonathon Marsden“The Proposed Annual Budget 2021-22 continues to be a COVID response budget, providing targeted support and relief to our residents and businesses that need it most.“It is a financially responsible budget which funds over 100 core community services to a high standard and a $63.491 million Capital Works Program which invests in significant infrastructure across our city, including destination playgrounds, upgraded community and sporting facilities and safer roads.“We are investing strategically to bring money back into the community by supporting our traders, maintaining and improving our assets (both built and natural), and strategic projects which bring a return on investment, such as our Virtual Power initiative which aims to lower electricity costs for the community while reducing carbon emissions, in support of Council’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 for the entire City of Hobsons Bay.“Council is also committed to supporting Hobsons Bay residents and businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know from evidence-based research that the people in Hobsons Bay most affected by COVID-19 are young people, our creative industries, and local businesses.“The $2 million Community Support Package will provide tailored support to the groups most in need and it’s essential that the Community Support Package Focus Group is a true cross-section of the community who will actively help shape the development of the package and the financial rebate eligibility criteria and the size of the rebate. I’m looking forward to the community from all areas and from all walks of life taking part in the Community Support Package Focus Group to help develop a meaningful and responsive package.“We are at a critical point in COVID recovery where it’s essential to improve employment opportunities for young people, local artists and creative industries, and to work closely with local businesses to target activities in supporting the recovery effort.” /Public Release. 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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:Alma, carbon emissions, carbon neutral, community services, education, electricity, employment, environment, financial relief, Government, grants program, Hobsons Bay, Hobsons Bay City Council, infrastructure, Investment, Leigh, local council, sustainability, Victorialast_img read more