“We are not in a bazaar”: German minister rules out HQ compromise in London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse talks

Friday 24 February 2017 1:31 pm “We are not in a bazaar”: German minister rules out HQ compromise in London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse talks whatsapp Nonetheless it would be an advantage also for the LSE if the holding company of the merged stock exchange had an anchor in a stable legal framework like Germany, since, right now, nobody is able to make an exact forecast of how the general framework will look like in London after the Brexit. When considered rationally, the reasons for having the headquarters in Frankfurt are very clearly out on the table. But the actors are still caught up in national loyalty. They do not want to be the first ones to give a clearly visible sign showing that the Brexit has inexorable drawbacks for Great Britain. whatsapp Share The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse declined to comment. “In my view, the location issue is of fundamental importance and significance,” he said. “Also the parties involved in London should see that, in their own best interest, it would not be a good idea to stick to the plans in their original form.Read more: City grandees and politicians tell May to halt London Stock Exchange merger“My feeling is that the management of the London Stock Exchange has realised this but is shying away from relocating the registered office for political reasons at present according to the motto ‘what to tell my child?’.”He added: by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGood to know thisShe soaks her feet in vinegar and what happens next is unbelievable!Good to know thisweniix.comLook The Future of Carsweniix.comHealth.recetasget10 Disturbing Things Your Nails Reveal About Your HealthHealth.recetasgetKids Care Dental & OrthodonticsYou Might Be Missing Affordable Dental Care In Phoenix. Explore Options Here!Kids Care Dental & OrthodonticsPopular ScienceMost Amazing Space Photos Ever TakenPopular Sciencemoneywise.comThis Is The Secret Brand Behind Kirkland’s Tequilamoneywise.comAuthors PickMeet Demi Moore After Her Recent TransformationAuthors PickManuka FeedHere’s What Happens When You Stop Eating SugarManuka FeedBuzzDestinationIf He Wants To Leave You, Let HimBuzzDestination William Turvill He also suggested that executives from the company know this would be the best option for the combined entity but that they do not want to acknowledge that “Brexit has inexorable drawbacks for Great Britain”.Read more: Germany is main concern for LSE-DB deal as UK government shrugs shouldersThere are two main hurdles facing the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse as they seek to complete their £21bn merger: the European Commission and the state of Hesse, which has the authority to veto the deal. (Though the issue is also heating up in the UK.)Politicians in the area, who are not themselves directly responsible for approving the deal, have been cranking up the pressure on the companies to move the legal HQ from London, where it will be under the terms of the deal, to Frankfurt. And sources close to the deal have told City A.M. they are exploring other offers that could be made to woo Hesse.But Schaefer, who said he is in principle supportive of the deal to help the European exchanges compete on an international scale, made clear the HQ issue is all important to him. Politicians in Frankfurt appear determined to accept nothing but the headquarters of the combined London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse, with an influential minister making clear he is not interested in compromise.“We are not in a bazaar,” Thomas Schaefer told City A.M. when asked whether there was anything the exchanges could offer to the state of Hesse other than the legal HQ, which is due to be in London. read more

Vaccine rollout sends business confidence to highest levels in three years

first_imgFirms wavering over whether to invest may have been swayed by government’s decision to introduce a tax super-deduction on spending at last week’s Budget. Vaccine rollout sends business confidence to highest levels in three years Also Read: Vaccine rollout sends business confidence to highest levels in three years After tumbling during the pandemic, service confidence has bounced back especially strongly in Britain, the survey showed. Share According to IHS Markit’s global business outlook survey, business confidence now stands at +32 per cent, up from +26 per cent in October. The increase has been driven by the success of the vaccine rollout, especially in the UK, which has left firms more confident that restrictions will soon be lifted. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaUndoZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldUndoThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportUndoQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeUndo “The February results showed a noticeable improvement in global business confidence to the brightest since early-2018. “Optimism towards business activity and employment has strengthened on the back of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and hopes that social distancing and travel restrictions will end. Also Read: Vaccine rollout sends business confidence to highest levels in three years Finally, the survey showed that firms are increasingly willing to lift research and development spending (R&D) over the course of the coming 12 months. Edward Thicknesse whatsapp Alongside the UK, sentiment also picked up considerably in France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Spain, although they are not vaccinating at the same pace as Britain. UK firms were the most upbeat towards job creation, with hiring optimism the strongest since mid-2015. With a lot of investment cancelled or postponed during the pandemic, companies upped their capex goals for the coming 12 months. After being negative at the end of last year, the UK’s capex intentions have now turned positive due to the vaccine rollout. whatsapp Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter On the other hand, optimism was unchanged in Brazil, China, Japan and the US, all of which had already seen strong improvements in confidence late-last year. As well as increased hiring confidence, last month also saw a resurgence in planned capital spending. “Firms intend to expand operating capacities by replacing staff laid off due to the pandemic, amid efforts to cope with expected increases in new work. In particular, we’ve seen notable rebounds in sentiment towards output and jobs across Europe.” More than 24m people have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in this country. The rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines across Europe has led to business confidence hitting its highest levels in three years. Monday 15 March 2021 12:01 am Commenting on the survey, Pollyanna De Lima, economics associate director at IHS Markit, said: Show Comments ▼last_img read more

‘We need to be wide awake to this’ – Portlaoise Hospital needs certainty

first_imgHome News ‘We need to be wide awake to this’ – Portlaoise Hospital needs… NewsPolitics Twitter By Steven Miller – 28th September 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is appealing for a concrete plan to be put in place to secure the services in Portlaoise Hospital, almost three years on from the HSE indicating that they were proposing that the 24-hour Accident and Emergency department be reduced.Deputy Stanley said the HSE plan leaked in October 2017 has just been parked and that the consultation process promised in December of that year by then Minister for Health Simon Harris hasn’t taken place.“The simple facts are there have been improvments in the hospital, the budget has improved, the range of services has improved and the management and staff are doing good work there,” said Deputy Stanley, speaking on a recent LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast. “The missing piece – and we need to be wide awake to this – is that the document put on the table three years ago now … has not been replaced. It has been put to one side.“It’ll be three years in October since that document was leaked to me, that plan to take out the accident and emergency unit and the other services that depend on it out of the hospital.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Stanley, along with the other TDs from the constituency – Sean Fleming and Charlie Flanagan – met with Minister Harris on December 15, 2017, when a consultation process on the hospital was promised.“He committed to carrying out a consulation process, comitted to doing a few things, pressing the pause button, putting that document to one side. That’s ok (but) that’s only just temporary.“I kept asking the question when is the consultation starting. That never happened. It hasn’t happened. There has been no plan to replace that. ”Prior to the General Election in February, Fine Gael said that the hospital was secure under the Slaintecare plan but that is disputed by Deputy Stanley at the time who said that was a “sugar-coated promise”. The local Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee also hit out at the lack of certainty.“What we need is certainty. From the porters in the hospital to the management in the hospital will all tell you the one thing – the one thing you need is certainty.“You can’t recruit people in where there is uncertainty, particularly if you are looking for skilled people.“You’ve heard all the arguments for it. The population, the prison, the location of the roads. Our population is increasing and in the surrounding catchment area. People forget it takes in south Kildare, all the expectant mothers from a lot of Offaly come over here.“There is no justifiable case for pulling the A&E out of there and that is the one big thing we need. It’s the one nut we have to crack.“Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are in Government now and they need to take this up, make sure that it is addressed. Put a plan forward, say this is what is happening here.“Good work has been done in the hospital … I always acknowledge the last Government increased the budget for it and that’s a good thing.“They talk about centres of excellence. A centre of excellence is no good if you’ve had a serious accident and it takes more than an hour to get to hospital.“The golden hour is the key and the golden hour for the people around Laois and South Kildare and North Tipperary is to get to Portlaoise Hospital as quick as they can if they have had a serious accident. If we can pin that down that would be a great day’s work.”You can listen to the podcast in full on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Podbean or on Soundcloud below.SEE ALSO – ‘Public health and safety is the first priority – the second priority is getting people back to work’ Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleSix-in-a-row for Laois trainer as filly scoops €24,000 in the CurraghNext articleWhat’s it like where you are? Four Laois people living abroad on their new Covid lifestyles Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. News Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic ‘We need to be wide awake to this’ – Portlaoise Hospital needs certainty TAGSBrian StanleyPortlaoise HospitalSinn FeinTalking Politics WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

SEI brings goals based investing to Canada

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Global asset management firm SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) Tuesday announced the launch of eight goals-based portfolios for Canadian investors. Goals-based investing allows individuals to address their unique financial needs, desires, and time horizons in a way that helps them look beyond intermittent market volatility. This approach promotes positive investor behaviour and can increase odds that investors will achieve their personal financial goals, SEI says. The offering is based on the firm’s pioneering research and innovation that brings together the concepts of modern portfolio theory and behavioural finance. Investors in the United States and the United Kingdom have used SEI’s goals-based investment solutions for nearly a decade – SEI’s goals-based assets under management total roughly $9 billion globally. “Goals-based investment portfolios are designed to help advisors change the conversations they have with their clients,” said Kevin Barr, head of the investment management Unit at SEI. “Instead of wondering if they’re beating the index or their neighbour’s portfolio, investors ask if they are on track to meet their goals. Less benchmarking can help investors stick with their long-term plans, with an eye on the goal ahead.” The portfolios fall into two groups: stability-focused and growth-focused. The stability-focused portfolios are designed for investors who need to protect against losses, while maintaining a comfortable level of growth. The growth-focused portfolios are designed for investors who need to steadily accumulate assets at a rate consistent with their appetite for risk. In conjunction with the launch of the portfolios, SEI also announced its first dealer agreement with Markham, Ont.-based Worldsource Financial Management, bringing together SEI’s asset management capabilities and Worldsource’s network of financial advisors across Canada. Related news Keywords Fund launchesCompanies SEI Investments Co., Worldsource Financial Management Inc. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF IE Staff BMO to launch six new mutual funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

BoC deputy governor warns of long-lasting pandemic ‘scars’

first_img The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada is warning that economic “scars” from the Covid-19 pandemic could become permanent without concerted effort from all Canadians.The pandemic remains an important day-to-day concern for governments and policy-makers, but more discussion and preparation for the post-pandemic recovery needs to take place, said senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins, who is due to step down as of Dec. 9. In a webcast speech to the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy on Thursday, Wilkins said the economic recovery will likely be uneven and it must be recognized that some people and jobs will be left behind, despite positive outcomes such as the accelerated transition to digitization as a source of improved competitiveness.“In our most recent projection, this adds up to a situation where Canada is likely to exit the pandemic with a lower profile for potential output,” she said.“That means, in regular people terms, a significantly diminished ability to generate the goods and services and incomes on a sustainable basis and any of those scars could become permanent without deliberate actions from all of us.”A report from TD Economics said the fact that Wilkins and the BoC’s governor, Tiff Macklem, have spoken on the impact of inequality on the economy “raises the prospect of a dual mandate framework in next year’s renewal decision.”A dual mandate would mean that the BoC would have two policy objectives: stable inflation and promoting full employment. The U.S. Federal Reserve, for example, has such a mandate.In her speech, Wilkins said, rising numbers of Covid-19 cases across Canada are concerning and present a downside risk to the bank’s forecasts, but positive news about early success in developing a vaccine helps offset those concerns.Canadians should reject the idea that economic goals must come at the cost of social goals, Wilkins said, citing Quebec’s daycare system as an example of a policy that created a “virtuous circle” in which families were helped and more women joined the workforce.Canada could also be made more resilient through policies that encourage equity rather than debt financing as a way to foster business creation and growth, she said.Conventional wisdom is that the economy is a public sector problem, but private sector investment in growth-enhancing initiatives and smart incentives, such as green technology, are also important for longer term growth, Wilkins said.“It’s not lost on me that I’m encouraging you and all of us to explore the far side of the moon when right now life still feels pretty difficult here now on earth,” she said.“The Covid-19 pandemic remains a formidable obstacle to both our health and our economic prosperity and we can’t have one without the other. Governments are acting decisively and monetary policy is complementing these actions by creating the financial conditions that support growth.”She said the pandemic has damaged the potential for Canada and other countries to generate sustainable economic activity, and said sights need to be set higher to help businesses create good jobs and to make high debt loads more manageable.Canada’s productivity and competitiveness issues remain, Wilkins said, arguing that the current crisis may present an opportune time to tackle those persistent problems.She compared the time of recovery from the pandemic to the aftermath of major wars, with both events forcing governments and businesses to adapt and innovate at speeds they previously thought impossible.TD Economics said that other areas the BoC will be keeping a close eye on in the wake of the pandemic could include climate-change risks to the economy and the modernization of Canada’s payment systems. Illustration and Painting iStock Digital shift cushioned blow to post-pandemic growth outlook, BoC deputy says Economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year, Statistics Canada says Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Canadian PressFiona Collie Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Economy,  Coronavirus,  Economic indicatorsCompanies Bank of Canada Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved: Greece

first_imgLead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved: Greece Human Rights WatchDozens of families are still accommodated in areas of a migrant camp in Lesbos where soil testing showed elevated lead levels two months after the Greek government confirmed that the areas were contaminated, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have yet to conduct comprehensive soil testing inside the camp in the highest-risk areas to assess the extent of contamination.The Greek government has known the risks since at least December 2020, when test results confirmed lead contamination in parts of the Mavrovouni camp, which houses nearly 6,500 migrants and asylum seekers. The government should have been aware of the risk and was specifically warned by media and civil society organizations shortly after the camp was opened in September because it was built on top of a small arms firing range that had been in use until the camp was opened.“Based on the results of testing by the Greek government’s own experts, it is clear that young children and pregnant women are at serious risk when living on and playing in soil and dust contaminated by lead,” said Belkis Wille, senior crisis and conflict researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The Greek authorities’ failure to protect camp residents when tests show elevated lead levels amounts to serious negligence.”In meetings in January and February 2021, both the migration and asylum minister, Notis Mitarachi, and European Commission officials told Human Rights Watch that authorities had removed all the tents from areas at risk of lead contamination. However, as of March, through satellite imagery analysis and interviews with migrants living in the camp, Human Rights Watch confirmed that authorities had not relocated about 90 residential tents, five reception structures, and nine administrative structures in close proximity to contaminated areas at the base of Mavrovouni hill. Instead, the authorities only removed tents on the former firing range, where they have been adding new soil and gravel layers.The tents at the base of Mavrovouni hill are within 160 meters of the two locations where government test results suggest serious health risks for small children and during pregnancy. While government testing was limited to these two samples near and at the base of Mavrovouni hill, the entire area around the hill is at high risk because the direction of the firing at the range was such that projectiles containing lead would have landed there. The samples taken in November by the Greek Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (EAGME) showed the most elevated lead levels found among all 12 samples taken in the camp. The EAGME in its report on the site identified the area at the base of the hill as an area at high risk of lead contamination and recommended taking it “into account in the design and location of the tents in the [camp] as well as in taking measures to avoid possible dust generation during periods of drought and strong winds.”Analysis of satellite imagery from March 9, corroborated by camp residents who spoke with Human Rights Watch, indicates that the authorities appear to have erected a fence less than 100 meters in length around the area of the sample with very elevated lead levels of 2,233 mg lead/kg soil (“MAV-01”). However, the authorities have maintained a cluster of nine administrative structures that residents regularly visit for services between 3 and 100 meters away from where this sample was taken. About 90 residential tents housing at least 70 families, many with young children and some with pregnant women, and five reception structures also remain at the base of Mavrovouni hill, six camp residents told Human Rights Watch.The tents are between 15 and 125 meters from where very elevated lead levels of 2,233mg/kg were detected (“MAV-1”), and between 3 and 160 meters from where elevated lead levels of 330 mg/kg (“MAV-12”) were found. According to Greek authorities, the maximum acceptable level of lead in soil for playgrounds is 100 mg/kg. Similarly, people living in tents and children playing in the dust can be expected to be exposed very acutely to soil and dust, making the ‘playground’ standard appropriate rather than the standard of 500 mg/kg for other types of residential areas, which the Greek authorities contend should apply.European Commission officials told Human Rights Watch, in a meeting on February 26, that the EAGME experts will soon return to the camp to test whether the additions of new soil and gravel have adequately reduced exposure to dangerous lead levels.However, they said there are no apparent plans to further test the area at the base of Mavrovouni hill. In addition, said an aid worker operating in the camp, because the work is still going on, there is no sign that the experts are returning to the camp imminently to conduct the testing. Given the high levels of lead found in that area and the limited number of samples taken, the government should remove all residents living near lead-contaminated areas, until experts urgently conduct comprehensive testing to protect the health of residents and staff in the camp.In a February 1 briefing with aid organizations working inside the camp, Minister Mitarachi said that the authorities would provide camp residents with information about the lead risks at the camp. But the six camp residents who spoke to Human Rights Watch in March, including four who live in direct proximity to where the two elevated lead samples were found, said that the authorities had yet to provide them with information about lead contamination and how to protect young children and pregnant people from exposure. One woman living in that area who had been pregnant since September and had a miscarriage in January, said: “I didn’t receive any information from aid workers or the government about how to protect myself while pregnant and living in this camp … and I didn’t receive any information about the lead contamination in the camp.”Based on media reporting, due to strong local opposition to any permanent structure, people will most likely be living in this camp, and therefore suffer prolonged exposure, for at least another winter before there will be any prospect of moving to another camp site.The authorities at the camp should inform all camp residents and staff in languages they understand about the risks of lead poisoning and ongoing testing and mitigation measures, acknowledging the current knowledge gaps, Human Rights Watch said. This should include information about particular risks for children and during pregnancy, and the government should bring experts in to train those providing medical services on how to inform patients about the areas that are known to be contaminated by lead and steps they can take to mitigate the risks of exposure.The Greek authorities should clarify when new soil testing will take place, consult with independent experts about the testing plans, and allow them to comment on investigative work plans, audit the soil testing process, and collect split samples for independent testing. Small children and people who are pregnant who spend time in these areas should be offered free blood testing, prioritizing children between 9 months and 2 years because they are most at risk of severe lead poisoning.“If the Greek government fails to take swift action, the risk that young children and pregnant women will develop lead poisoning and potentially severe health problems goes up by the day, and the government will bear responsibility for that harm,” Wille said. “The risk already is mounting with every delay in constructing a new camp on Lesbos that will allow people to leave the contaminated area.” /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:children, Commission, conflict, contamination, european, exploration, exposure, Government, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, migrants, migration, Minister, poisoning, pregnancy, satellitelast_img read more

Big renewable storage project a good move for Queensland

first_imgBig renewable storage project a good move for Queensland The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has welcomed the Queensland government’s announcement that a 24-hour pumped hydroelectric scheme at Borumba Dam will go into design and planning stage.“Big renewable storage projects like this can speed the transition away from coal and gas and help make Queensland a renewable energy superpower,” said ACF Chief Executive Officer Kelly O’Shanassy.“Of course, this project must first go through proper environmental assessments to make sure it doesn’t threaten our precious and unique animals, woodlands and forests or compromise environmental flows in the Mary River catchment.“The recent fire and explosions at the Callide coal-fired power station – which thankfully didn’t injure anyone – and the subsequent blackouts are a reminder that coal is unreliable and dangerous.“Fortunately, renewable energy helped restore Queensland’s power following the Callide blackout, which was the state’s worst power outage in decades.“Queenslanders’ way of life and natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree and the Wet Tropics are particularly vulnerable to climate change, which is being fuelled by burning coal and gas.“Queensland has every reason to move away from fossil fuels and become a leader in climate change action.“The state’s 2030 targets – to reduce emissions by 30% and have 50% of electricity from renewables – are among the weakest in the country and should be urgently strengthened.“Queensland has started to fall behind other states when it comes to renewable energy penetration into the grid. If this project goes ahead it will put Queensland back in the race.“Projects like this pumped hydro scheme can help the state move to clean energy – we look forward to more announcements like this from the Queensland government.” /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:Australia, Australian, Australian Conservation Foundation, clean energy, climate, climate change, conservation, Daintree, electricity, energy, Government, Great Barrier Reef, power station, project, Queensland, renewable, renewable energylast_img read more

North Coast Wine Industry Expo – Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

first_imgReddIt AdvertisementThursday December 5, 2013Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA View 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities Twitter “We had a good time and look forward to it next year. It appeared very successful to me, and I spent the whole day making connections, which is exactly was I was hoping to do.”Jim Lago – Healdsburg Signs “From my view point the show was a success for WIN and the local wineries. A recurring theme was, ‘how has this type of show not happened before?’ These folks loved having the option of seeing vendors without needing to travel far to do so. Congratulations!”Paul McKairnes – Premier Digital Display Email Optimized for YouTrue 10′ x 10′ Booth SpaceTraditional Pipe & Drape 8′ backdrop and 3′ sides WiFi Internet, 110v Electricity8′ Table with Linens 2 Chairs, Small WastebinCompany Signage TAGSfeaturedNCWIENorth Coast Wine Industry ExpoTrade ShowWine Industry Network Sharecenter_img 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities Now AvailableThe 2nd Annual 2013 North Coast Wine Industry Expo is currently the second largest wine industry trade show in North America showcasing 300+ industry exhibitors and is expected to easily surpass last year’s attendance and attract 3000+ North Coast industry professionals. This year’s Expo will be held on Thursday, December 5th in two adjacent buildings, the Grace Pavilion & Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California.A variety of sponsorship and advertising programs are now available for companies desiring additional exposure to winery owners, winemakers, vineyard managers, tasting room buyers and management personnel expected at this year’s show. These marketing opportunities are designed to capture attention before, during and after the Expo when they refer to the program guide,website and show promotions.The following is an overview of the 2013 sponsorship options. Please note that opportunities and availability are limited and are subject to change. For more detailed information about the 2013 opportunities, please contact Dan Eliason at [email protected] or [email protected] Available Booths & Pricing Home Industry News Releases North Coast Wine Industry Expo – Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!Industry News ReleasesWine Industry Network – NewsNorth Coast Wine Industry Expo – Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!By Press Release – May 27, 2013 31 0 Linkedin Facebook Exhibitor FriendlyTired of running the gauntlet and all the “nickel & diming” associated with other trade shows? We know how you feel. That’s why our booths come with everything you need to get started for a successful day!Reserve Your Booth Today!Advertisement Pinterest Previous articleSecrets of a Successful Tasting Room: 2013 Survey ResultsNext articleRanch Systems Introduces RS300 Wireless Telemetry Unit: Lower Cost, Next Generation “Universal” Node Press Releaselast_img read more

Spieth (T-4) hoping for a little weekend chaos

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. – Compared to Thursday’s high-wire act, Jordan Spieth’s second round at his eighth Masters was as ho-hum as they come. There were five birdies, only one of which (No. 17) featured a make of more than 7 feet, and a single bogey at the old arch enemy 12th hole. He was putting for birdie on 14 of 18 greens and playing from the fairway on 11 of 14 holes. If Friday was Baskin-Robbins, Spieth’s 68 would have been a big scoop of vanilla. Most players would cherish that kind of tedium, but not Spieth. Spieth says he only wants boring rounds but that’s akin to a gambler who says he only wants safe bets. The 27-year-old relishes life in the margins and memories are rarely born from the mundane. Just look at the green jacket he won and those he’s lost. The final round of his 2015 triumph was a study in his extremes – six birdies, four bogeys over a fitful final round. The next year he birdied four consecutive holes before the turn to take the lead and then imploded with a bogey-bogey-triple bogey start to his second nine. 85th Masters Tournament: Full-field scores | Full coverage On Friday it was again the 12th hole that got him. After dumping his tee shot into the front bunker, he blasted to 6 feet from a bad lie and missed the par putt before tossing his golf ball into Rae’s Creek. “If any body of water is there, I’m going to throw it in the body of water and change to a new golf ball,” Spieth said. “I don’t want to look at that golf ball anymore, so it goes into the water and then I go to another ball.” Maybe it’s the emotion of the moment. Maybe it’s a heightened sense of accomplishment that comes with a round well-fought. Whatever it is, Spieth has always been more comfortable on the razor’s edge. Jordan Spieth just trying to build off ‘steady progress’ Even on the kind of cool and breezy Friday that reminds you of why they play this tournament in April and not, say, July or August, it was the hero stuff that he wanted to talk about. The make-it-up-as-you-go stuff like at the 13th hole after his drive sailed into the pines right of the fairway. “My 3-wood out of the trees on 13, I just kind of punch cut a 3-wood that was a really nice shot, set up a really great angle to make birdie, and if it comes out the wrong way I can make 6,” he said. “You look for moments that turn momentum; that was a good one for me.” Is that, turn momentum or ignite the imagination? It’s hard to say. Just to prove the point, Spieth was asked how he plays Augusta National differently now compared to his first tour he took around the old fruit nursery in 2014. “I think I actually play maybe even a little more aggressively now than I did then,” he shrugged. There was also a curious smirk when he was asked about the upcoming weekend and a forecast that promises to bring wind and rain and even more chaos. “I’m happy that the golf course has the opportunity to play more and more difficult over the weekend,” he said. “Personally, I’m looking forward to that kind of challenge, and I think that could be an advantage to me if I’m in control of the ball.” Had the pandemic not pushed last year’s Masters to the fall, Spieth probably wouldn’t have had the same edge. At this point last year, he was still searching for answers and something close to a repeatable swing. But all that has changed. Following months of trending in the right direction he won for the first time in more than three years on the PGA Tour last week in San Antonio and he arrived at Augusta National with a familiar swagger. He’s not all the way back, but in Spieth’s twisted formula that only makes things more entertaining. “I’m not in a place where I can say I’m standing up and just striping, but I’m in a place to where I’ve got it to where I can manage it and I can manage around this golf course,” he said. With the degree of difficulty only increasing over the weekend that puts Spieth right where he wants to be – on the edge.last_img read more

FBI offers $10K reward for information leading to the arrest of an alleged killer dad

first_imgRaghu_Ramaswamy/iStock(ROSWELL, N.M.) — More than two weeks after the body of a 27-year-old Roswell, New Mexico, woman was found strangled to death inside her home, the FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her boyfriend.Jorge Rico-Ruvira allegedly fled the state on Jan. 7 with his 3-year-old son Osciel Ernesto Rico, in tow, after Isela Mauricio-Sanchez was found by family members dead inside her home on the 600 block of East Forest Street.An Amber Alert was issued for the child, Chaves County Magistrate Court and the FBI each issued warrants for his arrest. Prosecutors charged the 32-year-old fugitive with first-degree murder and the feds filed charges for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony.The feds believe Rico-Ruvira is “involved” with the 27-year-old woman’s death, according to the agency’s press release issued on Wednesday. The couple had a history of domestic violence where Rico-Ruvira was charged in October 2019 with aggravated battery against a household member for allegedly choking her.Authorities believe Rico-Ruvira may be driving a maroon, four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with New Mexico license plate MNF-231 and is heading to Mexico, where he has ties to the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco, the FBI said.Anyone with information on Rico-Ruvira’s whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the FBI, (505) 889-1300, Roswell Police Department, (575) 624-6770 or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse 1-800-457-3463.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more