UK’s small businesses confident it can grow profits as it turns to global exports after Brexit

UK’s small businesses confident it can grow profits as it turns to global exports after Brexit whatsapp UK small businesses also view longer-term prospects as positive, with 57 per cent believing they can achieve a four per cent growth rate over a three-year period, while more than a fifth think they can achieve a booming eight per cent annual growth rate.Read more: The trillion pound drop: Fox scraps trade targeThis optimism is reflected in a positive outlook for the UK economy, with small business leaders almost twice as likely to think growth will accelerate rather than slowing down over the next three years, during which the UK will experience an almost unprecedented level of change to trading relationships.Jose Carvalho, a senior vice president at American Express, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s very encouraging to see this evidence of optimism and self-confidence among small and medium-sized enterprises, both in Europe and globally. Businesses are deftly navigating through challenges and this resilience is helping them to thrive.” With the UK set to change trade focus from the EU, its largest export market, to the rest of the world, almost half of the small businesses surveyed think they are well placed to increase exports, with almost a third pinning their hopes of improved performance on an increase in sales abroad.Read more: Why SMEs are so optimistic in the face of BrexitUK exports have been boosted by the 16 per cent fall in the value of sterling since the EU referendum, but the government has set its sights beyond the EU for future trade growth, giving up membership of the Single Market.The UK government is set to trigger Article 50 in March, officially notifying the EU of its intent to leave the union. This will set off two years of intensive negotiations during which trading relationships with nations around the world will be confirmed.However, in another sign of the positive view taken on UK economy, the survey shows the European economy as the main threat to performance. Domestic political uncertainty was the second most cited risk. Jasper Jolly Share Small businesses in the UK are confident about their future business prospects in the face of Brexit as they move their focus to export growth, according to a survey of executives.Half of British small-business executives think they can increase revenues by at least four cent over the next year, according to the survey by Oxford Economics. Thursday 9 February 2017 4:45 am whatsapp read more

Coronavirus to hit UK economy harder than financial crisis

first_img whatsapp Economy to crash despite huge stimulus Measures aimed at halting coronavirus caused consumer demand and shop footfall to slump, causing steep downturns for hotels and restaurants and other leisure activities such as sports centres, gyms and hair salons. Harry Robertson “The fact many firms have had to cease trading altogether suggests things could be even worse than the survey suggests. That’s why we are forecasting a 15 per cent fall [annualised] in GDP in the second quarter.” Yet he said the lockdown measures mean “this decline will likely be the tip of the iceberg and dwarfed by what we will see in the second quarter”. The BoE has slashed interest rates to record lows and ramped up its money-printing operations to ensure plenty of credit can reach banks and businesses. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus to hit UK economy harder than financial crisis However, the data was compiled before Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday ordered an effective countrywide lockdown to try to halt the spread of the virus, a measure which will dent the UK economy further. Chris Williamson, chief business economist at data firm IHS Markit, said the March data was consistent with the economy shrinking at a quarterly rate of between 1.5 and two per cent in the first quarter. Ad Unmute 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!BleacherBreakerUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndo (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus to hit UK economy harder than financial crisis Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised the government will pump more than £350bn into the economy and step in to pay the wages of workers who would otherwise be laid off. Share whatsapp “The PMI captures the proportion of firms that report a fall in activity, it doesn’t take into account just how poorly each firm is doing,” he said.  The survey data showed that unemployment was falling at its fastest pace since 2009 in March, despite a huge package of measures from the government and Bank of England designed to support businesses. Yet Andrew Wishart, UK economist at Capital Economics, said things are going to get worse for the UK economy. Tuesday 24 March 2020 10:06 am The IHS Markit/Cips private sector purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a gauge of economic performance – plunged to a record low of 37.1 in March from 53 in February. A score of under 50 indicates contraction, meaning the private sector shrank at an unprecedented pace this month.  Coronavirus to hit UK economy harder than financial crisis The overall PMI reading was dragged down by the worst performance on record (IHS Markit has been compiling data since the 1990s) for the UK’s massive services sector in March. Business activity crashed at a record pace in March as efforts to contain coronavirus sent the UK economy into a tailspin, preliminary survey data has shown, putting Britain on track for an extreme recession. (Getty Images) It was 4.3 per cent higher in morning trading at 5,209. The pound was 1.6 per cent higher against the dollar at $1.172. The dollar has fallen since the Fed announcement. Despite the dire survey data, the FTSE 100 continued to ride high after the US Federal Reserve pledge to buy an unlimited number of bonds to support markets and the economy. “A recession of a scale we have not seen in modern history is looking increasingly likely.” Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Best Starts initiative fails to make October ballot

first_imgEducation | Family | Juneau | Local GovernmentBest Starts initiative fails to make October ballotAugust 14, 2018 by Jacob Resneck and Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Nikki Love of the Southeast Alaska chapter of the Association for the Education of Young Children was among scores of Juneau residents who turned out to Monday’s Juneau Assembly meeting to support Best Starts, a subsidized child care initiative. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/KTOO)A measure asking Juneau voters to support raising property taxes to expand child care will not appear on the October ballot.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Residents packed Assembly Chambers with an overflow crowd upstairs watching on closed-circuit TV as supporters made their case.Joy Lyons, executive director of the Southeast chapter of the Association for the Education of Young Children, addressed the Juneau Assembly before the vote.“There is no more important issue before you than the critical years of young children during birth to 5 and how we support them in our community,” Lyons said.The Assembly was voting on whether or not to put an advisory question about child care on the October ballot. Specifically, it would have asked voters if they’d support up to $2.8 million to expand child care availability in Juneau with higher property taxes. For a house assessed at $300,000 — annual tax bills would increase by $174.Mayor Ken Koelsch opposed the wording of the measure. He said he felt the advisory question would tie the hands of future Assembly members.“I could support this if we would take out the portion of the resolution concerning property tax and also the cost,” Koelsch said. “That, to me, puts the next Assembly in a situation I would not like to see them put in.”The Assembly was short-handed. Two members resigned to run for mayor leaving seven for the vote. How did they vote? The yeas were Rob Edwardson, Maria Gladziszewski, Loren Jones and Jesse Kiehl.The nays were Ken Koelsch, Jerry Nankervis and Mary Becker.The ballot initiative failed with three “no” votes and four “yes” votes. It marked the third attempt in two years for supporters to get Assembly support.After 12 years in the child care business, Samantha Adams closed her center down earlier this year citing high overhead costs. She said reluctance to put the question to voters was puzzling.“For the number of times that we’ve come before the Assembly to ask for their support on this matter, there’s always that, ‘Hey, here’s one more thing we need you to do.’ Or ‘here’s one more hoop that needs to be jumped through.’ And really, I think at this point it should be up to the community to decide these things,” Adams said.The next Assembly will be markedly different with at least four new members. Mayor Koelsch won’t seek another term and two members are running for state office in addition to the two who resigned to run for mayor.But Maria Gladziszewski’s term doesn’t expire until 2020. She said the question should be put to voters.“I think we’ve heard from lots of people who say, ‘Support daycare.’ Many, many, we’ve gotten certainly over 100 emails. But the question for me is, ‘Will you be willing to raise revenue to support this?’ And I think that people in this city should have a chance to vote on it,” Gladziszewski  said.She asked the vote be brought back to the Assembly in the near future. Depending on the October polls, the vote could go the other way.Share this story:last_img read more

Cheesegrater office letting smashes City record

Share whatsapp Cheesegrater office letting smashes City record Thursday 30 October 2014 5:31 am Emma Haslett whatsapp Tags: bridges and landmarks London buildings by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunElvenar#StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.Elvenar A letting at newly-completed skyscraper the Leadenhall Building – known to its friends as the Cheesegrater – has set a new price record for the City of London.Industry magazine Property Week reported today that US-based insurance firm FM Global is understood to have agreed a deal to take the 7,700 sq ft 41st floor of the tower at £85 per sq ft. The prevous City record was set by financial adviser Arma Partners earlier this year, when it signed a deal to take space at Irvine Sellar’s Shard for £80 per sq ft.Developed by British Land and Oxford Properties, work began on the Leadenhall Building in January 2011 after plans for the building were shelved in 2008 amid uncertainty in the market. Now completed and with the first tenants due to move in shortly, the 47-storey tower stands at 736ft.Alongside FM Global, insurer Aon and underwriter Amlin will take up space in the building. DTZ and Jones Lang LaSalle are joint letting agents.  More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April Show Comments ▼ read more

Watch: In stressful hospital corridors, a singing staffer eases patients’ anxiety

first_img Back at the elevator, Beckford managed to do that, just enough so that a Kenny Rogers song came to him.“You taught me everything I know,” Beckford crooned, “can’t imagine loving someone so.” Tipon gazed up from the stretcher, smiling, as Beckford finished that Rogers tune and started another: “While she lay sleeping, I stayed out late at night and played my song …”The music carried Tipon back to her bedroom for the day, a semi-private room in the new eighth story patient floor that opened in October.“Thank you for my ride,” Tipon said, glowing. “You make me feel healthy again.”Beckford eased Tipon into her bed using a mechanical lift: “Make believe you’re in a hammock in Jamaica, right?”Tipon arrived safely. But Beckford’s work wasn’t done: Right next to Tipon’s bed, another patient spotted him. Vera Vicentini, 63, of Malden, Mass., who was suffering from a brain tumor, recognized Beckford’s voice from when he serenaded her through the hospital on the way to get an MRI.He sang her a gospel song, she said. “I almost cried. It was amazing.”Vicentini asked him to sing to her again. This time, the old gospel tune “I Believe” came to him easily. Vincenti joined in, shedding a tear as they sang.“He’s not just a man that transports us,” she said. “He makes us happy. He makes our day bright.” By Melissa Bailey Jan. 4, 2016 Reprints The singing transporterVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:5501:55  Pulse of Longwood takes you inside one of the nation’s largest hubs of hospitals and biomedical research.Nervous patients heading into surgery at one Boston hospital may get an extra dose of pre-op medicine: a serenade from transport worker Lindon Beckford. That is, if he can just calm his own nerves first.Beckford spends his days wheeling patients around Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a 672-bed hospital in the Longwood Medical Area. Over the past three decades, he has become known for filling the hallways with song. His melodies have caught the attention of hospital staff, who have featured his performances in an employee orientation video and even called on him to sing to a patient who was about to die.Beckford, 52, does this while battling his own condition, anxiety and panic attacks that can make it hard to sing. His stage is a network of hospital corridors and patient rooms, which he traverses for eight hours a day in a blue hospital uniform and bright white sneakers.advertisement 5 things to know about Boston’s hospital hotspot While they aren’t ordered up on an official hospital prescription, Beckford’s serenades can offer patients a kind of inner therapy that’s missing from drugs and surgeries — one that can help patients heal better. Studies have shown that music reduces stress and boosts mood and immunity. And improving patients’ moods as they head into the operating room may improve post-surgical outcomes.“A doctor has his part to play, a nurse has her part … I’ve got my part to play,” Beckford said in an interview in the hospital’s basement breakroom.Not every patient wants to hear music, though, so Beckford asks first. 3 people to watch in Longwood in 2016 HealthWatch: In stressful hospital corridors, a singing staffer eases patients’ anxiety He sings while rolling patients into surgery, delivering wheelchairs, fetching broken equipment, and taking blood and urine samples to the lab. He sings gospel, love songs, and country music classics from Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride. Sometimes he hums his own reggae songs in a genre called “lovers rock.” The only time he doesn’t sing, he said, is when he has to take a body to the morgue.Beckford, who lives with his wife and two kids in the Boston neighborhood of Roslindale, has been singing ever since he was a little boy growing up in Jamaica. He used to perform live in nightclubs in Massachusetts and Maine, but had to stop due to panic attacks on stage. After joining the hospital in 1985, he began to sing on the job. First he sang just to comfort himself and piece together original melodies. Then people started to notice. So he started singing to them, not just to himself.advertisementcenter_img Related: That’s what he did one recent morning in the gloomy nuclear medicine department, where 58-year-old Barbara Tipon lay on a stretcher, waiting for a ride back to her room. Tipon, who moved to Boston from the Bavarian Forest in Germany, showed up at the hospital to get checked for a possible stroke. Beckford walked over and greeted her.“Hi, I’m Lindon. I’m going to be your chauffeur,” he said. “If you want to stop on the way for a piña colada, you let me know.”When he offered to sing, Tipon requested Elvis. But Beckford couldn’t think of any Elvis songs — or any other songs for that matter. Nervous, his mind went blank. He rolled her through the corridor, still searching for a song.Lindon Beckford is a hospital transport worker who sings while he works. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe“You’re going to feel a little bump on the cobblestone, OK?” he said, still searching.As he approached the elevator, the stage fright hit a climax: “I can’t remember any song,” he said. “Give me a song, will you?”That same anxiety used to grip him when he sang in nightclubs, Beckford later said.“I would forget my lyrics,” he said. The panic would “drive you crazy. You’re nervous … you start a song, but you start it in the wrong key” and can’t finish. “Anxiety can put you in a bad spot.”It got so bad that Beckford saw a doctor, who prescribed him anti-anxiety pills. But he said he takes them only if he has to perform before a crowd.When anxiety strikes, he said, “your mind goes haywire, and you have to calm the mind, so [the music] comes to you.” Related: At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Lindon Beckford, a transporter, often puts patients at ease by singing. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Why medical schools are training doctors in literature and art Related: Tags Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centerhospitalspatientslast_img read more

Trump’s anti-pharma talk? No problem, say Rx Value lobbyists

first_img Log In | Learn More What is it? Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images Tags pharmapolicypoliticsTrump [email protected] Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Trump’s anti-pharma talk? No problem, say Rx Value lobbyists center_img Lev Facher 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. What’s included? @levfacher Politics A new lobbying partnership aimed at preventing government drug-price intervention is unfazed by President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-pharma salvo from his first press conference on Wednesday.The President-elect’s comments didn’t surprise Joel White, the president of Horizon Government Affairs and the new head of the Rx Value Campaign, which was formed to oppose government intervention on pharmaceutical pricing in favor of free-market solutions. The coalition’s mission was first reported in Politico earlier Wednesday morning. 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. By Lev Facher Jan. 11, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 12, 2019

first_img WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 12, 2019 By Siun Lennon – 12th January 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 12, 2019 Deaths Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Kathleen Dowling (née O Donovan)Ballymaddock, Stradbally, LaoisKathleen passed away peacefully at her residence in the presence of her loving family in her 91st year. Devoted and beloved wife to her loving husband Paddy of 64 years and dearly beloved mother of Marguerite (Gibson), Berni, Lilly (Ross), John, Tricia (Swayne), Eileen (Channing), Maureen (Downes), Paddy, Angela (Mangan), Ursula (Lenschow) and Fiona (Gaughan). She will be deeply missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughters in law, sister-in-law Maureen Nerney, grandchilderen and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at her residence from 2pm on Friday with Rosary at 8pm Friday evening. Requiem Mass Saturday morning at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, The Heath, followed by Interment in adjoining Cemetery.Family flowers only please. House strictly private Saturday morning.Patrick BowlerNew Road, Portlaoise, LaoisBowler. New Rd., Portlaoise, January 9th 2019. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. In the wonderful care of the staff of Portlaoise Regional Hosp. Paddy, beloved husband of Maureen and dearly loved father to Patrick, Paul, and Niall. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Henry, John, Martin, and Tom, sisters Mary, Angela, Ann, Kathleen and Patricia, daughters-in-law Donna, Jennifer and Jacqui, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral home from 6.30 pm on Thursday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Paul Goodwin St. Joseph’s Terrace, Mountmellick, LaoisPaul Goodwin, St. Joseph’s Terrace, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Died 8th January 2019, peacefully in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his brothers and sisters Nuala, Christopher, Agnes, Tommy, James Anthony and Patrick, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Thursday from 5pm. Removal at 6.20pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am, burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.Gillian KellyKnockfin, Rathdowney, LaoisKelly, Knockfin, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. January 8th, 2019. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Gillian, predeceased by her daughter Angela. Sadly mourned by her husband Paul, daughters Caitriona, Maria and Amanda, son Anthony, grandchildren Jamie, Shannon, Sophie, Eva, Aishling, Kate, Sarah, Aaron, her brother Graham, her mother Evelyn, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home (Knockfin) on Wednesday evening from 5pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am in the Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.Emer LennonChapel Street, Durrow, LaoisPeacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving children and family. Predeceased by her father Hugh, sister Maureen and brother Eugene. Deeply regretted by her loving children Roisin, Abby and Hannah, mother Mary, brothers and sisters, Peadar, Phil, Carmel, Martina, John, Eamon, Kevin, Niamh and Mark, aunt , brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.Reposing in Phelan’s Funeral home from 2.00pm on Wednesday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Thursday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, January 11, 2019 Community TAGSDeaths in Laois New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Previous articleBlessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekendNext articleFr Paddy: 10 New Year’s resolutions from the Pope Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.last_img read more

LIVE BLOG: The final day of Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie action

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 30th May 2019 WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleJoe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Captur from €282 per monthNext articleDaly duo down Stradbally as Timahoe claim battle of the parish Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Brought to you in association with Roll n Bowl PortlaoiseAll good things must come to an end and this is certainly the case with this year’s Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie finals.Finishing today, 22 finals will have been played and we’re delighted to have been there along every step of the way. Pinterest Facebook GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest SEE ALSO – All of the results and reports from Day 2 of Cumann na mBunscol finals TAGSCumann na mBunscolCumann na mBunscol 2019 We had some brilliant scores, excellent saves and heroic performances with each and every game played.Full reports on Wednesday’s matches can be found here, while our photographer Julie-Anne Miller was on hand to capture some great photos during that first day.Thursday saw a spectacular 18 schools taking part in 9 finals, full results and reports of which can be found here.Today’s fixtures can be seen here:Thursday 30th MayRoinn 3 Hurling ShieldTimahoe vs Stradbally 11:30amRoinn 2 Camogie ShieldErrill vs Derrylamogue 12:30pmRoinn 4 Hurling ShieldShanahoe vs Errill 1:30pmRoinn 1 Hurling ShieldPortarlington vs Rathdowney 2:30pmRoinn 4 Hurling ChampBallacolla vs Clonaghadoo 3:30pmRoinn 1 Camogie ChampCastletown vs Cullohill 4:30pm 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin LIVE BLOG: The final day of Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie action Twitter Home GAA Cumann na mBunscol LIVE BLOG: The final day of Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie… GAACumann na mBunscolSport GAA GAA last_img read more

100,000 residents deployed to North Hamgyong Province for flood recovery efforts

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News SHARE NewsEconomy Rising water levels swallowed up entire homes in Namyang, North Hamgyong Province as depicted in this photo taken on August 31. A photo taken on August 31 by a Daily NK source reveal the catastrophic flood damage in Namyang, North Hamgyong Province. Although it has ordered a total of 100,000 people to takepart in restoration efforts, with 45,000 residents (5,000 each from the nineprovinces) accounting for nearly half of the workforce, many believe recoverywork will not nearly be as effective as a professional workforce with trainingand expertise.Another major problem is the fact that those mobilized willbe required to secure their own shelter and meals during the reconstruction.“They’re saying shelters from the recovery workers will need to be built first,but with the obvious lack of building materials, how do they expect properreconstruction work to take place?” the source pointed out. “Local residentsare already expecting not to have homes as they enter the cold winter in a few months.”Further complicating the matter is that rumors ofsub-standard reconstruction efforts carried out by soldiers following the Rasonflooding last year have already spread widely. The source noted that overall,residents remain unconvinced by the mass mobilization of workers to the region,despite the leadership’s attempt to win over their support. US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again 100,000 residents deployed to North Hamgyong Province for flood recovery effortscenter_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News The North Korean regime is set to deploy 100,000 people tothe northeast region of North Hamgyong Province, which has been devastated byrecent floods. A full order for the mobilization has been announced in eachprovince for the purpose of assisting recovery. The scale of the mobilization is being seen as an attempt bythe regime to assuage potential anger from the public that may erupt, in lightof the astronomical funding that has been diverted toward nuclear weaponsdevelopment.“Provincial governments have been ordered to select 5,000residents to assist in flood recovery efforts,” a source from North HamgyongProvince told Daily NK in a telephone conversation. “Each provincial party haspassed these numbers on to state factories, and the factories are now selectingworkers to be mobilized.”Multiple sources in North Hamgyong Province verified thisnews.The mobilization order includes shock troops and localmilitary units in each region, which were previously working on theconstruction of Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang as part of the “200-Day Battle.” The total number to be deployed has reached 100,000 – the largest mobilizationorder for flood recovery to date, reported the source.Due to the scale of the flooding, Pyongyang has put the brakeson its “200-Day Battle” and is reassigning its citizens to recovery work. In astatement released on September 10, the Party Central Committee called forsupport from members of the Party, the Korean People’s Army, and the public,saying the Party is “carrying out a measure of grave importance to shift thefocus of all major efforts in the “200-Day Battle” to recovery work in thenortheast.” North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News It is also focusing state propaganda on flood recovery rather than its fifthnuclear test carried out on September 9, seemingly cognizant of strongundercurrents of anger from residents. When asked whether most people in NorthKorea were aware of the recent test, the source replied, “Don’t get me started.People are lost for words.”The test came on the heels of heavy rain and severe floodingfrom typhoon Lionrock late last month. The United Nations’ Office for theCoordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] noted in a reportthat tens of thousands have been displaced amid the mass destruction of homes,buildings, and critical infrastructure. It cited the North Korean government asreporting that over 130 people have been killed and approximately 400 aremissing. Pyongyang issued a call for international help in recovery efforts onSunday.“The damage is so bad that the neighborhood of Manghyang inthe city of Hoeryong almost looks completely barren, and a number of borderpatrol guards were killed after their guard post was swept away by the rapidrise in water levels in North Hamgyong,” the source said. “The areas have beenso devastated that the residents don’t even know where to begin with recoveryefforts. Who in their right mind would be consoled with the knowledge thattheir government was busy with nuclear tests at a time like this?”Residents in Musan, Hoeryong, and Onsong have been hit withunexpected disaster for the first time in recent years. Word on the street isthat this year’s flooding is some thousands of times worse than damage seen inthe Rason area last year. In the face of growing signs of public discontent,the source says, it would be hard for the government to turn a blind eye to thedevastation.The state has ordered all recovery work to be completed bythe Party Foundation Day on October 10. An identical order was issued followinglast year’s flooding. However, there are already significant concerns thatrecovery will be far from over in a single month’s time.  By Daily NK – 2016.09.14 6:38am Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

TSX up, Wall Street mixed

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch South of the border, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher after a see-sawing day.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 19.01 points to 25,219.38. The S&P 500 index added 1.02 points to 2,732.22 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 16.96 points to 7,239.47.The past week has seen the TSX recover roughly a third of its losses and Wall Street more than half, following a series of wild swings in early February.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of US79.74¢, down 0.22 of a U.S. cent.The April crude contract was up US38¢ to US$61.55 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down US2¢ at US$2.56 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US90¢ to US$1,356.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was unchanged at US$3.25 a pound.Canadian financial markets will be closed Monday. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Rising oil prices helped Canada’s main stock index move higher, capping off a week of strong gains for North American markets .The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 44.98 points to 15,452.64, led by the influential energy sector. Canadian Press Bear and bull stock market illustration scusi/123RFlast_img read more