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DEBATE: With some institutions at risk of bankruptcy, does the UK have too many universities?

first_img But undergraduate applications dropped two per cent last year, student debt is rising, and whispers of refunds are starting to emerge. There are now so many graduates that degrees are devalued; jobs that never required them now do. If students are pursuing employment rather than a passion, education becomes secondary to passing exams.This reduces standards – unchallenged students regurgitate what staff want to hear, undermining notions of independent thought. If this continues, students will look elsewhere. Why accrue debt for something that is neither enlightening nor able to open doors? The reputation of UK universities will deteriorate, and the best applicants – and academics – will dry up.Universities used to be for expanding knowledge. The bloating of the sector has stifled learning, incurred unnecessary debt, and waylaid prospects. Competitive universities drive society forward. It’s time to defenestrate those that don’t.Alan Lockey, head of research at Demos, says NO.Make no mistake, our university system is a mess. Its financing model is unstable, academics are striking over pensions, and there is a crisis in student mental health.Much work then for Baroness Wolf, who is currently leading a government review. Previously, Wolf has spoken warmly about “Fachhochschulen” – Germany’s technical universities that churn out many of the country’s brilliant engineers. We desperately need similar institutions here. Our embarrassingly snobbish attitude towards technical training is the original sin of Britain’s education system, and a driver of so much social division to boot. Benedict SpenceBenedict Spence is a freelance writer. He is on Twitter @BenedictSpence and Alan Lockey But this should not mean fewer universities. With automation set to transform the labour market, we need more training, not less. And graduates can still expect to earn around £100,000 more than non-graduates throughout their lives, while universities contribute over £20bn to Britain’s economy in addition to their incalculable cultural influence. So yes, more diverse universities. But certainly not fewer. Share Opinion DEBATE: With some institutions at risk of bankruptcy, does the UK have too many universities? Tuesday 6 November 2018 10:26 am City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. With some institutions at risk of bankruptcy, does the UK have too many universities?Benedict Spence, a freelance writer, says YES.Britain prides itself on its universities for their heritage, academic progress, and economic importance. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

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Paris benefits from Brexit as workers relocate

first_imgThursday 10 December 2020 5:51 pm Earlier it was announced that JP Morgan plans to move 200 employees to Paris by 1 January in preparation for Brexit, with 200 further relocations in 2021. Bank of America and Goldman Sachs have also chosen Paris for their European trading platforms. whatsapp Around 5,000 professionals have relocated from London to Paris as a direct result of Brexit, according to a new report. Together with Frankfurt, Paris is the beating heart of the EU’s financial services sector, taking a 24 per cent market share, followed by Frankfurt who makes up 20 per cent. The report lists fears of visa procedures and the desire to benefit from European aid after Brexit as some of the major driving factors behind the move. Also Read: Paris experiences modest Brexit influx as thousands of professionals relocate Also Read: Paris experiences modest Brexit influx as thousands of professionals relocate A study by French think tank Paris Europlace found that this includes 3,500 positions in the financial services sector. Subsequent employment, resulting from the company transfers and expansion, has created around 2,500 additional jobs.center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaMaternity WeekThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookMaternity WeekTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsHere’s the Average Price of a Walk In TubTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search Ads Harriet Habergham Share whatsapp Tags: Brexit Goldman Sachs JP Morgan Chase More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Paris experiences modest Brexit influx as thousands of professionals relocate last_img read more

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HSBC under pressure to lower bonuses following tax dodging inquiry

first_img Top executives at HSBC are being encouraged to waive their bonuses for the year, following allegations the bank abetted tax dodging clients. Shareholders, politicians and large sections of the media will place the bank’s bonuses under intense scrutiny when its annual reports are released on Monday. According to the Financial Times, shareholders are encouraging HSBC to “show restraint” as it has “been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.” In its annual report, chief executive Stuart Gulliver is expected to see a slight decrease in his pay from £8m to £7.5m while other executives are expected to see falls following the $618m in fines the bank paid to US and UK regulators last year for its involvement in the foreign exchange rigging scandal. HSBC has become the subject of a political row in recent weeks, with Labour accusing the government of not doing enough to follow up allegations of tax dodging with prosecutions. Labour’s Ed Balls wrote to George Osborne this week to demand answers to a series of questions. Balls wrote: Why has there only been one prosecution out of 1,100 names? “Did you and David Cameron discuss tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green, or did you turn a blind eye? Did you discuss allegations of money laundering at HSBC during Lord Green’s time at HSBC which led to the bank being fined $1.9bn?” In response, Osborne said it would not be right for “the chancellor of the exchequer to direct prosecutions against individuals or individual companies.” The Treasury Select Committee has launched an enquiry against the bank in an attempt to get to the bottom of the allegations. Chairman Andrew Tyrie commented: The Committee is concerned about allegations involving HSBC and its Swiss private bank. It has decided to take oral evidence from both HSBC and HMRC. Banks have repeatedly told the Committee that, since the crisis, they have put in place reforms to ensure that they operate on the basis of sharply improved standards. The Committee will need reassurance that they have done so in private banking. The Committee will also examine whether part of the banks’ apparent ‘solution’ – de-risking – may have created another problem, that of unreasonably denying customers access to banking services. whatsapp HSBC under pressure to lower bonuses following tax dodging inquiry by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Saturday 21 February 2015 4:29 am Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: City bonuses Company employment and wages HSBC Holdings UK jobs Joe Hall last_img read more

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Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img About the Author Reprints Chronos Therapeutics hired Timothy Schulz-Utermoehl as vice president, preclinical development;Chronos Therapeutics hired Fraser Murray as vice president, preclinical development;advertisement Alex Hogan/STAT Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot?Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going, especially with all the ongoing layoffs. Despite the downsizing, there is movement. Here are some of the latest comings and goings. Recognize anyone?And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that True North Therapeutics hired Pamela Wapnick as chief financial officer. Previously, she was vice president of finance for research and development at Amgen, where she responsible for corporate finance for global R&D.advertisement By Ed Silverman Aug. 5, 2016 Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Johnson & Johnson hired Marc Liebowitz as head of health technology strategy and business development;Inovio Pharmaceuticals promoted Ami Shah Brown as vice president, regulatory affairs;Cipla hired Kedar Upadhye as global chief financial officer;Cempra hired John Bluth as executive vice president, investor relations and corporate communications;Galmed Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Ran Oren as chief medical officer;Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals named Michael Minarich as chief executive officer;Parexel named David Godwin as senior vice president, global business development;Parexel named Michelle Graham as senior vice president and chief human resources officer;Parexel named Dr. Sy Pretorius as senior vice president and chief scientific officer;Parexel named Joshua Schultz as senior vice president, worldwide head of access;Inspyr Therapeutics hired Christopher Lowe as chief executive officer and president;Accera hired C. Evan Ballantyne as chief financial officer;M-Pharmaceutical hired Gary Thompson to head its US subsidiary;ESSA Pharma hired Peter Virsik as executive vice president and chief operating officer.center_img @Pharmalot [email protected] Tags jobspromotions Ed Silverman PharmalotUp and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings last_img read more

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New journal will vet Covid-19 preprints, calling out misinformation and highlighting credible research

first_img“There is such a huge volume of material every day, our goal is to do rapid reviews on preprints that are most interesting,” Bertozzi said. “Interesting” means studies that might influence public health officials, clinicians, and the public, he said, “as well as those that need to be validated or debunked, especially if they’re getting a lot of attention in the media or social media.”That attention can come almost instantly, posing a challenge for a journal with “rapid” in its name. The AI sifter should speed up the process at the front end. Humans will also weigh in, with about 100 volunteer graduate students from around the world scanning preprints for those that most need review.Once a preprint has been flagged, Bertozzi and his editors will ask up to three experts to review its strengths and limitations, with or without their name attached to the review.Both medRxiv and bioRxiv would “absolutely” indicate whether a preprint has been given a Rapid Review, Sever said, just as it does when a preprint is published in a journal. “One of our missions is to alert readers to relevant conversations,” he said.The first reviews should be up by mid-July, with an aim of posting them within seven to 10 days of a preprint appearing.The closest similar effort went live in April at Johns Hopkins University, where epidemiologist Emily Gurley and pathologist Kate Grabowski launched the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium. Its 50 volunteers, mostly from Hopkins, include experts in mathematical modeling, diagnostics, vaccines, and related fields. Using keyword searches, they select new studies, both preprints and those published in journals, that they think contain important information for clinicians and policymakers. Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students summarize the paper’s findings, and flag its strengths and limitations. Two Hopkins faculty members vet and edit the reviews, which recently passed 220.“Our objective is to be sure folks, especially clinicians on the frontlines, can find the information they need,” Gurley said. “No one has time to go through all the papers that are coming out” on Covid-19.Rapid Reviews: Covid-19 plans to tap a pool of 1,600 potential reviewers from hundreds of institutions, and will analyze papers on the economics and anthropology of the pandemic as well as biomedicine. If it lives up to its founders’ hopes, it would be the largest formal effort to ride herd on Covid-19 preprints. It also plans to publish original research from areas of the world that have been underrepresented in Western journals.Praising the Hopkins project, Lindsay said, “The reality is, there’s so much Covid-19 research out there, there’s going to be plenty for all of us to examine.” [email protected] Sharon Begley About the Author Reprints HealthNew journal will vet Covid-19 preprints, calling out misinformation and highlighting credible research Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. @sxbegle center_img The wild, wild west of Covid-19 preprints is about to get a new sheriff. On Monday, the MIT Press is announcing the launch of an open access journal that will publish reviews of preprints related to Covid-19, in an effort to quickly and authoritatively call out misinformation as well as highlight important, credible research.“Preprints have been a tremendous boon for scientific communication, but they come with some dangers, as we’ve seen with some that have been based on faulty methods,” said Nick Lindsay, director of journals at the MIT Press, which will publish Rapid Reviews: Covid-19. “We want to debunk research that’s poor and elevate research that’s good.”The Covid-19 pandemic has produced a fire hose of preprints (papers posted to servers such as bioRxiv and medRxiv without peer review), many of questionable validity. The poster child for that is a bioRxiv preprint that suggested the new coronavirus had somehow been engineered from HIV; it was quickly withdrawn. But many other preprints, while not clearly wrong, used weak methodology, such as small numbers of patients or inadequate controls, as in an experiment concluding that a commercially available immunoglobulin might protect against the disease.advertisement “There have definitely been some crummy preprints,” said Richard Sever, a co-founder of both bioRxiv, in 2013, and medRxiv, whose methodical rollout a year ago accelerated to warp speed with the pandemic and has now posted some 5,000 papers about it. “Quite a lot of people are talking about doing something like [the MIT Press effort]. Their challenge is getting people to do the reviews quickly. It’s a great idea but might be easier said than done.”The editor-in-chief of Rapid Reviews: Covid-19, Stefano Bertozzi of the University of California, Berkeley, thinks this project has a secret sauce that similar efforts do not. It will use an artificial intelligence system developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to categorize new preprints by discipline (such as epidemiology or clinical care) and degree of novelty.advertisement By Sharon Begley June 29, 2020 Reprints Adobe Tags Coronavirusresearchlast_img read more

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Unpleasant side effects reported with coronavirus vaccines

first_imgAdvertisement“It’s your body’s immune response. So every time you get exposed to something new, your body’s defense system mounts what we call a “fight”. It starts to respond against this foreign invader,” said Bob Hawkes, Director of the Physician Assistant Program at FGCU. Hawkes said most people will see similar side effects to a flu shot, but of course, some side effects may be more severe depending on the person.Forty million doses are expected to be available in the U.S. by the end of December.  FORT MYERS, Fla. – The COVID-19 vaccine might not be a walk in the park for those who receive it. “I do believe a lot of people will be hesitant,” said Maria Fountain, a Lee County resident.   So far, candidate vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are reporting mild to moderate side effects including pain in the injection site, fatigue, muscle aches and fever, most of which present themselves after the second vaccine. Although local health experts say feeling those effects means the vaccine is working. AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineside effects Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021center_img DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended 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 commentsDC 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 commentslast_img read more

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15th NUAC Launched in Seoul

first_imgNews 15th NUAC Launched in Seoul Facebook Twitter 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 The 15th National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC) was launched in Seoul today with President Lee Myung Bak, newly appointed Chief Director Kim Hyung Wook and around 12,000 consultant members in attendance. NUAC is a presidential advisory body and constitutional institution which provides policy options to the President and is involved in making the policy decisions necessary to pursue democratic and peaceful reunification. It was established in 1981. [imText1][imText2][imText3][imText4] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img By Kim Bong Seob – 2011.07.01 5:59pm AvatarKim Bong Seob News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARElast_img read more

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Stock markets fall despite better than expected U.S. jobs report

Malcolm Morrison S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector The Canadian dollar was up 0.12 of a cent to 100.44 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that the economy added just 1,800 jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.4%. New York indexes also fell after the U.S. Labor Department said the American economy cranked out 170,000 jobs in October, higher than the 125,000 that had been expected, although the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 of a point to 7.9%. The U.S. numbers for August and September were also revised upward to show an additional 84,000 jobs were created. A sharply rising American dollar also contributed to the Dow Jones industrials losing 139.46 points to 13,093.16, the Nasdaq fell 37.93 points to 2,982.13 and the S&P 500 index shed 13.39 points to 1,414.2. Analysts suggested that worries about the outcome of Tuesday’s U.S. election left buyers disinclined to do much in the wake of the jobs report. “That’s still up for grabs,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada, who noted that there are also worries that there may not be a clear-cut winner the morning after the election. “That’s a bigger concern at this point because that sends everything into disarray right when you have that whole fiscal cliff going on too. That’s all you need, is to have nobody in charge.” The “fiscal cliff” refers to a variety of tax hikes and massive budget reductions that will come into effect at the end of December unless Republicans and Democrats can come together with an alternative budget plan. Economists warn such a shock could send the economy back into recession. The Toronto markets chalked up a rise of 0.65% last week in the wake of positive Canadian earnings reports. New York markets were slightly lower despite other strong U.S. economic data, including consumer confidence at the best level in almost five years, data showing expansion in the U.S. and Chinese manufacturing sectors. TSX losses Friday were led by falling gold stocks as the strong U.S. jobs numbers sent the greenback higher and helped depress bullion prices. The gold sector was down almost 4.5% as December bullion fell $40.30 to US$1,675.20 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gave back $2.27 to C$42.91 while Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) lost $1.33 to $35.23. The energy sector was off 1.47% with the December crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $2.23 at US$84.86 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) declined 48 cents to C$29.84 while Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) fell $1.13 to $34.45. @[email protected] The base metals sector was slightly lower while December copper was seven cents lower at US$3.48 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shed 55 cents to $33.03. Shares in Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) were up $3.56 to $56.17 as it reported that third-quarter net income grew 19% to $116.2 million as copper production and prices improved. Sales grew 29% to $327.2 million compared to $253.4 million in the year-ago period. The financials sector was the strongest advancer as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) ran ahead 20 cents to $12.56 while TD Bank (TSX:TD) rose 56 cents to $82.29. In other corporate news, net income at construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC) dropped to $114.9 million or 76 cents per diluted share, down from $127.6 million or 82 cents per share in the third quarter of 2011. Its revenue increased, however, to $1.98 billion from $1.78 billion. The revenue was in line with expectations while SNC’s profit didn’t dip as much as anticipated and its shares gained $1.89 to $42.17. Canada’s largest publicly traded drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) reported Friday that its quarterly net income fell to just US$7.6 million or two cents per diluted share, compared with US$40.9 million or 13 cents a year ago amid acquisition and other costs. Revenue soared to US$884.1 million from US$570.4 million. Adjusted income was $357.5 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, three cents ahead of estimates but its shares dipped 33 cents to $56.20. Hudson’s Bay Co. says preliminary results suggest its third quarter revenues were up 3.8% from the same time last year to $930.4 million but its margins were squeezed by shortages and seasonal clearance markdowns. The information was contained in a revised prospectus filed as part of HBC’s plans to return to the public stock market. Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP), the company formerly known as AbitibiBowater, earned net income of US$31 million or 32 cents per diluted share on sales of US$1.2 billion in the latest quarter. That compared with a net loss of US$44 million, or 46 cents per share, on sales of $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2011. Its shares fell 52 cents to $11.98. Traders also took in poor manufacturing figures for the 17-country eurozone. The October purchasing managers index, a gauge of business activity, fell to 45.4 in October from 46.1 in September. Anything below 50 indicates a contraction in activity. Particularly worrying was that most of the euro countries are seeing their manufacturing sectors contract, including Germany and France. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Keywords Marketwatch Related news Stock markets failed to find lift from data that suggested the American economic recovery is on track as nervousness about the outcome of the U.S. election trumped a better-than-expected jobs report. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 119.34 points at 12,380.41, while other data showed Canadian job growth slowed more than anticipated. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 11.26 points to 1,310.03. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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RADA Establishes Vegetable Plant Nursery in Hanover

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Agricultural production in Hanover is poised for growth, as the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in that parish has established its own vegetable plant nursery.According to the Hanover RADA parish manager, Bernard Goffe, the nursery was producing between 23,000 and 27,000 seedlings for farmers in the parish, but the demand has outgrown the production levels. As a result, a new high nursery was established on the grounds of the RADA office in that parish, to meet the demand.“We established and constructed a state-of-the-art nursery on the compound, which would assist in boosting the amount of seedlings to meet the demand. This nursery that we have now can accommodate over 50,000 seedlings. Currently, we have approximately 49,000 seedlings in the nursery,” he said.The Parish Manager pointed out that so far, the nursery has produced over 100,000 seedlings, and that over $195,000 worth of seedlings has been sold.“It’s almost at break even cost, because when you have to put in all the inputs, such as potting mixture, planting material, the trays and other things, such as irrigation and labour, this is almost just to boost the production of vegetables in the parish,” he said.He told JIS News that because of the demand, his office was focusing on the production of four main vegetable seedlings, namely Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Tomato and Cabbage. He said that from time to time, requests would come in for crops, such as Lettuce and Pak Choi, which are produced, but on a small scale.Mr. Goffe said that plans were in place to utilize the mini-set technology to produce Lucea yams, under the plant nursery conditions.He pointed out that the establishment of the vegetable plant nursery would play a key role in the Domestic Food Crop Project being implemented in the parish, whereby participating farmers are assisted with planting material, fertilizer and land preparation, with a view to increasing their vegetable production.He said that farmers not participating in that project could still get seedlings to purchase. There are approximately 4,000 registered farmers in the parish.Mr. Goffe appealed to farmers in the parish to make sure that they are registered under the Farmers’ Registration Programme being carried out islandwide. RelatedRADA Establishes Vegetable Plant Nursery in Hanover RelatedRADA Establishes Vegetable Plant Nursery in Hanover Advertisementscenter_img RADA Establishes Vegetable Plant Nursery in Hanover UncategorizedMarch 16, 2007 RelatedRADA Establishes Vegetable Plant Nursery in Hanoverlast_img read more

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For Sale: One slightly used Canadian race track, low miles, good condition

first_img ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlexInstagramMaritimesMonctonNew BrunswickracetracksRacingReal Estatecenter_img Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Racetracks tend to take up a lot of room, explaining why the entire parcel of land is listed at a vast 36 acres. Speedway Miramichi, as it is currently known, has gone through several owners since cars first turned a wheel there in anger over five decades ago. This past year has seen less action, as one would expect given the global pandemic, but Street Stock and Modifieds machines have been tearing around the bullring since mid-summer, with a few demolition derbies thrown in for good measure.It’s worth noting a crop of new residential development has sprung up in the area, creating conditions ripe for folks who like to buy houses next to noisy businesses and then proceed to complain about said noise. Some world-class tracks have been the target of these NIMBYs, with racers enduring ridiculous sound-limit ordinances written by people who weren’t even born when the track was built.But that’s minor, right? Right? And, hey, one can always rent out the ticket booth on airbnb for a bit of extra income. Now, if you’ll excuse us, the entire Driving.ca team is off to check all the couch cushions for loose change while setting up a GoFundMe account.LISTEN: This week on our Plugged In podcast we talk all things Polestar with North American boss. Trending in Canada We have a quick request for our gearhead audiences: please survey the average price of homes for sale in your area. Is it more than $199,900? If so, cast your eyes, and those of your mortgage broker, to this New Brunswick listing for a 1/3-mile racetrack.Yes, this empire – including a paved oval, seating for 3,500 spectators, announcement tower, and pit area – can be yours for approximately one-tenth the cost of a house in major Canadian markets. We bet they’ll even throw a green flag or two in for free.Located about 90 minutes north of Moncton and (checks notes) just three hours from your author’s doorstep, the track is also set up for figure-eight madness thanks to a neat ‘X’ in the middle. This also permits the rental of go-karts which are shown in the pictures but go unmentioned in the ad copy. Perhaps they’re holding them as a bargaining chip. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

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