+123 456 7890 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

London’s businesses can lead a UK-wide economic recovery

first_imgFrom Heathrow, to WeWork, to restaurant group D&D London, I was joined by leaders committed both to London and to Britain’s success far into the future. Second, there is collective action needed by all of London’s businesses to give people confidence: confidence to travel, confidence to return to work, and confidence to spend money. People are cautious about returning to normality, so we need to show them that we can make the city safe for them to go back to. Our capital’s businesses should back the campaign that London & Partners is leading to tackle this. Get City A.M.’s views on what lockdown means for politics and business delivered straight to your inbox every day. London is a great city with the potential to lead economic recovery for the whole UK. Levelling up — as promised by the Prime Minister in the last election — demands that London works harder for everyone. From better support for key workers in the city to protecting business supply chains across the country, everyone stands to benefit from a capital firing on all cylinders.  Jasmine WhitbreadJasmine Whitbread is chief executive of London First London businesses are working closely with the mayor and central government, and stand ready to do more. For weeks, there has been much agreement between government and business on the problems the capital faces, from managing demand for public transport, through to the impact of a two-metre social distancing restriction on restaurants and pubs. But less has been said on what can be done to address them and avert the worst of the recession coming our way. Friday 12 June 2020 5:18 am London’s businesses can lead a UK-wide economic recovery Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndo Show Comments ▼ We need to work towards being more open than ever, which will take absolute clarity on how people can go back to work and safely return to our cities.  As the focus shifts from the immediate health crisis of Covid-19 to slowly easing the lockdown, the capital’s business leaders are committed to playing their part. And we need to act now on skills and apprenticeships to prevent mass youth unemployment blighting a generation. It was clear in discussion at the Mayor’s Recovery Board earlier this week that if London is to champion UK-wide economic growth, it must also fight to retain its international competitiveness. And here, confidence holds the key. Finally, turning to leisure and hospitality, the resounding feedback from the sector is that social distancing is manageable at one metre, but two metres would be a disaster. This is bad for restaurants, worse for pubs, and almost impossible for theatres. center_img First, we can advise our workforces on how to use public transport safely. Companies know who they need in the office and who can remain at home, making social distancing possible. We also need to support a full campaign around demand management, working closely with Transport for London, staggering who travels and when, and sharing crystal clear messages on how to get around now. Thirdly, our businesses and educational establishments must work together on upskilling and on reigniting apprenticeship programmes, to ensure that the careers of young people are not limited as a result of this period of turbulence. We need to work towards being more open than ever, which will take absolute clarity on how people can go back to work and safely return to our cities (AFP via Getty Images) Opinion With greater clarity from the government, we can help ensure that London is able to bounce back as quickly as possible and support jobs and growth across the whole country. We need to be drawing in visitors from around the UK, not least to safeguard the survival of our cultural and hospitality sectors, as well as ensuring that our immigration system supports recovery.  Early this week, I brought together some of London’s most prominent businesses, representing all sectors of the economy, to map out solutions that support a business-led recovery.  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. whatsapp But the sector is confident that it can put in place other measures, alongside a one-metre rule, that would enable people to enjoy themselves safely. Operators can work out how to do this best, but they need clarity on parameters. Now is the time for the government to provide them. Share Main image credit: Getty So how can business lead here? whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

Read More »

Juneau Police find explosive in Switzer Village

first_imgCrime & Courts | Government | Juneau | Local Government | Public SafetyJuneau Police find explosive in Switzer VillageJune 12, 2016 by Quinton Chandler, KTOO Share:A suspected bomb was reported to the Juneau Police Department Friday afternoon. Sgt. Jeremy Weske found the device in the Switzer Village area.“It had the appearance of a homemade explosive. Somewhere between, in appearance I guess, somewhere between a pipe bomb and an M-80,” Weske said.Weske said the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was ordered to secure the device.“Put it into a bomb trailer, which is what they use to be able to safely move an explosive. (They) moved it to another location away from any people or residences and then rendered the device safe,” Weske said.Weske wouldn’t comment on who was suspected to have made the device and he wouldn’t speculate on how powerful it was. He said police don’t suspect malicious intent based on the device’s location, but said it was still dangerous.“Any of those things if used incorrectly can hurt you. This device certainly could have caused you some damage if it was used incorrectly or in an unsafe manner,” Weske said.He said anyone with information on the device should contact the Juneau Police Department.Share this story:last_img read more

Read More »

Motel standoff with Florida gunman lasts through Christmas Day

first_imgThe standoff continued Friday morning. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man who barricaded himself inside a Florida motel room exchanged gunfire with police officers in a standoff that stretched from Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.Neither the man, whom Tampa police identified as Renardo Bucklon, nor officers were hit during the gunfire exchange, according to the Tampa Bay Times.The standoff started Thursday afternoon after two men got into a fight at the the motel near Interstate 4, and Bucklon fired a gun, authorities said.The other man called police officers, who found Bucklon barricaded in a motel room when they arrived. They tried, unsuccessfully, to convince him to leave the room, leading to the standoff, authorities said. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Standoff AdvertisementOfficers approached the room at night after they heard a gunshot coming from inside the room, and Bucklon fired at them, hitting the officers’ ballistic shields, the Tampa police said.Later, police unsuccessfully tried to flush Bucklon out of the motel room by sending in a chemical irritant.Early Friday, officers again approached the room to implore Bucklon to surrender. He was in the bathroom and fired at the officers, who shot back. Nobody was hurt, authorities said.center_img 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 comments File photo by Edward Kimmel No Content Availablelast_img read more

Read More »

No Sign of Change in North Korean Attitude

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.07.18 11:35am Facebook Twitter SHARE News center_img News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China No Sign of Change in North Korean Attitude AvatarKim Yong Hun A South Korean official said the government would continue to pursue progress in inter-Korean relations despite there being no obvious sign of change in the attitude of North Korea.The official said on Friday at an informal press gathering held at the Inter-Korean Immigration Office at Gyeong-ui Line that, “Inter-Korean relations aren’t frozen, the door for talks is still open,” and that, “Things might not be proceeding well but it doesn’t mean it will be like this forever.”“Relations between the North and South have always ebbed and flowed,” he continued, adding that, “It’s important to find even just one small thing that we can work on together and take small steps from there. One step at a time.”However, he also said that, “It is a time of great fluidity in the inter-Korean relations, and therefore it is hard to predict how or in which way that variability will manifest itself,” also saying that, “It’s a peculiarity of trying to have talks that when one side wants them, usually the other doesn’t.”On the topic of a change of attitude from North Korea, he said “There are no signs of that just yet. That’s why the environment isn’t quite ripe for dialogue at this stage.”On the Yeonpyeong Island and Cheonan incidents, he explained that, “The resolution of those unfortunate incidents is essential for constructive relations between the North and South, but their revelation of the private contact both countries were having with one another is conclusive proof that we weren’t able to reach that point.”Regarding the possibility of a restart of North-South summit talks, he said, “You can’t build a house out in the wilderness. You need the right kind of amicable conditions to build that house, and right now we do not have the groundwork for that.”Turning to the topic of the humanitarian aid issue, he expressed his fear that North Korea’s request for food aid is merely a decorative measure to aid its claims to becoming a ‘strong and prosperous state’ by 2012. However, he also hinted that South Korea would consider restarting and expanding aid to the North on the precondition that it is handed to civilian bodies and the allocation of the aid is transparent.“There’s an argument to say you can’t put the issue of large scale food aid in the same category as simple humanitarian aid,” he said. “The (South Korean) government believes the food situation in North Korea is not relatively worse than previous years, and it certainly seems more likely that their request to the international community for food aid is a part of their preparations for becoming a ‘strong and prosperous state’ by 2012 rather than the result of severe starvation.”Continuing on, he said that, “There is a good chance we could expand our aid programs if we can monitor them, and be sure that the aid is going to the vulnerable classes.” He listed food, medicine, powdered milk and wheat as articles of aid that could be potentially increased.When asked about the possibility of aid for flood damage, he said that, “It’s still too early to judge the extent of the flood damage and whether or not we will provide aid for that.” “We don’t believe there has been any flood damage that requires our attention yet, so we will just have to keep an eye on it,” he clarified.Speaking on economic cooperation between China and North Korea, he said that, “China and North Korea have decided to jointly develop the Hwanggeumpyeong area and are endeavouring to set up a joint investment committee, but it’s not the sign of opening up that our government and the international community thinks it is.”“We would like to see North Korea pursue development via a properly orchestrated and voluntary liberation of their society which leads to cooperation with the international community,” he highlighted.In addition, the official plans to push ahead with a proposal to prepare finances for unification by setting up a North-South joint cooperation fund and the alternate use of tax funds.“I’m considering two different proposals. One of those is how we can best use a joint cooperation fund going forward,” he said, pointing out that, “National Assembly members from both sides have already submitted bills pertaining to the establishment of a joint cooperation fund.”“The second one I’m thinking over is how to appropriate those funds through the tax system. But even if it does eventually involve a tax, we will go with something that does not place too big a burden on ordinary people,” he said. He added that “The government’s proposal for a unification fund is nearly complete; we just need to iron out a few things.”In April, GNP members in the National Assembly including Chung Ui Hwa and Kim Choong Whan moved a revised bill for the Joint Cooperation Fund Act for the Establishment of an Account for North-South Cooperation and Unification.last_img read more

Read More »

PBI Actuarial expands

TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning IE Staff PBI provides actuarial, administrative and investment consulting services to trust funds, pension plans and benefit plans. The actuarial consulting firm focuses on multi-employer plans, non-profit and public sector organizations. Clare Pitcher and Cynthia (Cindy) Rynne will be the senior consulting actuaries for the Toronto office. Pitcher and Rynne intend to focus on growing PBI’s presence in central Ontario and developing target benefit plan services. CI GAM names its first-ever head of investment management Keywords Appointments Related news Vancouver-based PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd. now has a Toronto office. The new office is the company’s third national office including its Vancouver and Montreal locations. “We are very excited about this expansion — it is a natural step in our growth as an organization serving clients throughout the country,” said Tony Williams, president, PBI, in a statement. “The opening of our Toronto office will improve our ability to service our existing national clients and will enable us to meet the region’s expanding demand.” PenderFund names new SVP for investments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Read More »

Nasdaq to buy index provider Dorsey, Wright for US$225M

first_img Related news Keywords IndexesCompanies Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. Coming this fall: a new approach to trading at the close Canada could soon see a new structure for tax-advantaged investing James Langton Nasdaq’s earnings upon closing, excluding transaction-related costs, the firm said Monday. Nasdaq says that it does not expect a material impact on its financial leverage or capital return strategy. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. Nasdaq says that the deal will bolster its business of providing model-based strategies and analysis to the financial advisor community, and will strengthen its position as a provider of “smart beta” indices in the U.S. Combining DWA’s 17 ETFs and Nasdaq’s 69 smart-beta ETFs, Nasdaq Global Indexes will have nearly US$45 billion in assets benchmarked to its family of smart beta indexes and more than $105 billion benchmarked to all Nasdaq indexes. “Our index business has been a strong growth area for Nasdaq over the last decade, and the acquisition of Dorsey Wright & Associates will further cement our position as a major player and industry innovator,” said Adena Friedman, president of Nasdaq. “We are always looking for opportunities to expand Nasdaq’s index offering with quality products that deepen our relationships with the investing community. DWA provides a natural complement to our business and growth strategy.” Nasdaq says that it intends to fuel DWA’s growth strategy by accelerating product development, raising awareness of the DWA indexes, and increasing distribution. It expects the combination to lead to new products in more asset classes, including fixed income, currencies and commodities, and facilitate international expansion of the DWA offerings, beginning in Canada and Europe. It also sees opportunities to enhance DWA’s offerings to advisors “as the market continues to move toward model-based investing.” Friedman added, “We intend to integrate the DWA team with our broader Nasdaq organization, leveraging DWA’s research expertise and deep relationships with the financial advisor community, and we expect to generate revenue synergies by deepening DWA’s licensing relationships with the ETF sponsor community globally.” “Smart beta represents one of the fastest growing sectors within the ETF market,” said Tom Dorsey, President, Dorsey Wright & Associates. “This deal will allow us to grow significantly, while continuing to create products and strategies that meet the needs of our clients.”center_img In a bid to bolster its exchange-traded fund (ETF) business, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is buying index provider and analytics firm Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC, for US$255 million, the The acquisition, which will be funded through a mix of debt and cash, is expected to be accretive to TMX seeks to overhaul trading at the close Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Read More »

National Bank reports data breach

first_img The bank says a customer filling out an online form to make a branch appointment may have been able to see the data entered by a previous user. National Bank says it was notified earlier this week about the problem, which lasted a few days. The lender adds the incident was the result of human error while setting up the online form, and was resolved immediately. The bank is contacting the nearly 400 potentially-affected customers to offer free credit monitoring. IIROC urges vigilance amid heightened cybersecurity threats Canadian Press Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords CybersecurityCompanies National Bank of Canada center_img Related news Desjardins Group says 2019 theft of 4.2 million members’ data cost $108 million Share this article and your comments with peers on social media National Bank of Canada says a website error may have exposed the personal information of nearly 400 of its customers, including their names, birthdates, phone number and email address. The Canadian lender says in a statement the problem related to an electronic form on its website and did not expose clients’ banking information, social insurance numbers or addresses. last_img read more

Read More »

New York’s new cybersecurity regulations come into effect Sept. 4

first_img ESMA launches digital finance consultation cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background nicoelnino/123RF As investors go online, criminals follow Related news Keywords Cybersecurity Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience “Sept. 4 marks another important milestone in further protecting the financial services industry and the consumers they serve from the threat of cyber-attacks thanks to DFS’s landmark cybersecurity regulation,” said Maria Vullo, superintendent of New York’s DFS, in a statement.“New York stepped into the void and took decisive action to ensure appropriate minimum standards protecting financial institutions’ data systems, including consumers’ sensitive personal information,” she added. “These new protections, which include encryption, access controls and audit trails, add crucial tools to the regulation’s prior requirements in protecting the institutions and consumers.”By March 1, 2019, firms that utilize outside service providers will also have to be assessing the risks posed by their use of third-party firms and ensure those systems and data are protected. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Financial services firms have less than a month to comply with New York’s new cybersecurity regulations, which aim to bolster security in the investment industry by imposing new governance, reporting and encryption requirements.The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on Wednesday that as of Sept. 4, banks, insurers and other financial services firms will have to comply with certain provisions of its new cybersecurity rules. These include annual reporting to the board, new audit trail requirements and the obligation to use encryption to protect non-public information. last_img read more

Read More »

37th Universal Periodic Review UK statement on Oman

first_img37th Universal Periodic Review UK statement on Oman The United Kingdom recognises Oman’s progress on human rights issues since it’s 2014 review, particularly efforts to combat human trafficking, including through abolition of the ‘No Objection Certificate’ system. However, we remain concerned that recent amendments to the penal code can limit freedom of expression and association, particularly targeting journalists and activists.The UK welcomes Oman’s accession to the Convention against Torture; and the ICESCR. We urge Oman to implement the substantive provisions of these treaties and submit regular reports on progress.We recommend Oman:Provide labour law protection for domestic workers and, strengthen anti-trafficking legislation;Ratify and implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;Guarantee the right to freedom of expression, assembly and association by amending the Penal Code and other laws such as the Press and Publications Law.Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Assembly, Government, Human, Human Rights, human trafficking, law, legislation, Oman, press, Torture, UK, UK Government, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Read More »

Discount airfares to bring tourists back

first_imgDiscount airfares to bring tourists back Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam says tourism businesses across Tasmania will benefit from an influx of tourists from the Morrison Government’s 800,000 half-price airfare tickets, as part of the $1.2 billion tourism and aviation package.Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart are among the initial 15 regions that the Government is supporting through its discounted airfares initiative.Assistant Minister Duniam said over 100,000 tickets had been snapped up in the 12 hours since the airfares went on sale.“Tasmania’s tourism industry was hit hard by the pandemic, but our tourism operators are resilient, and we will do whatever we can to help them bounce back,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.“Our regional tourism destinations will reap the benefits of this initiative, along with our major centres.“The money that travellers are saving means they can support a café in Stanley, hotel in Launceston and winery in the Coal River Valley.“Before COVID-19, domestic tourism nationally made up approximately 77 per cent – or $107 billion – of tourism spend and the half-price flights initiative will help to get domestic spending pumping again.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Aviation, Burnie, covid-19, Devonport, Government, Hobart, industry, Launceston, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, spending, Stanley, Tasmania, tourismlast_img read more

Read More »