Boris Johnson planning to roll back EU immigration earlier than expected

first_img Share Boris Johnson planning to roll back EU immigration earlier than expected The promise had been made by Theresa May, after an extended period was demanded by business groups. It has previously said that British companies need at least two years to adapt to a change in immigration systems. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Boris Johnson planning to roll back EU immigration earlier than expected whatsapp Under previous proposals, freedom of movement with the European Union would continue until 2023. A Number 10 source told the Telegraph: “We need to deliver change and businesses need to be prepared for uncontrolled migration of low skilled workers to end this year.” However, home secretary Priti Patel is now set to present proposals to cabinet this week outlining a change in EU immigration rules from January 2021, according to the Sunday Telegraph. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Boris Johnson is drawing up plans to limit low-skilled European Union immigration at the start of 2021 – a full two years earlier than previously promised. whatsapp The CBI said it would not comment until full details of the proposals had been announced. Stefan Boscia Show Comments ▼ Sunday 19 January 2020 2:36 pm (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The decision may cause a row between the governments and business groups, such as the CBI.last_img read more

Opponents pack Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measure

first_imgThis article has been updated to include a more accurate estimate of Stand for Alaska’s fundraising total. Alaska Native Corporations | Alaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Fisheries | State GovernmentOpponents pack Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measureSeptember 19, 2018 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Roger Jenkins testifies on the salmon habitat ballot measure to a packed room at the Alaska Legislative Information Offices in Anchorage. (Joey Mendolia/Alaska’s Energy Desk)A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure held this week.As required by law, the state is holding a series of public hearings on the initiative.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Before the hearing, about a dozen demonstrators gathered to chant and wave signs saying “Vote No on 1” on a nearby street corner. The demonstration was organized by Stand for Alaska, a group formed to oppose the measure. Supporters of the ballot measure, which would toughen the state’s permitting requirements for projects built in salmon habitat, also showed up to demonstrate ahead of the hearing.Inside, the hearing room was packed, with attendees lining the walls and spilling out into the hallway. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who oversees the Alaska Division of Elections, presided over the hearing.“Time will be very tight,” Mallott said in his opening remarks. “With the number of folks that have signed up, it looks like we will be hard-pressed to hear everyone.”The first speaker was Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, one of the measure’s sponsors and head of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. She argued that as companies pursue more large mines and oil developments in Alaska, the state needs to protect salmon runs from impacts seen in the Lower 48.“We have the opportunity to finally get it right here in Alaska. My hope for our future is that we can learn from our past and choose a different path forward,” Quinn-Davidson said.Doyon President and CEO Aaron Schutt delivered the opposition’s official response.“This not only threatens our jobs and our economy, it threatens our rights as property owners,” Schutt said.After that, there was a long string of testimony echoing Schutt’s arguments against the measure. Alaskans working for mining, oil, other resource development companies and those that support them turned out in force. That included Jim Hill.“It’s a development killer,” Hill said.There was also testimony from groups that advocate for industry like the Resource Development Council, the Alaska Miners Association and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association — all against the ballot measure.Eventually, a handful of initiative supporters had their turn, including Georgeanna Heaverley, a commercial fisherman in Cook Inlet, who argued the ballot measure will ensure resource development is done responsibly.“We are willing to do what it takes to protect what we love so that our future grandchildren — and their grandchildren — know what it’s like to stand on the aluminum deck of a boat and pick salmon from a net and provide the world a sustainable food,” Heaverley said.As he began his testimony, ballot initiative supporter Charles Treinan remarked on the imbalance at the hearing.“I was feeling pretty lonely as a proponent of the initiative until I heard a few of my fellow proponents here,” Treinan said.Of the over 60 people who testified during the two-hour hearing, most were against it.When it comes to campaign fundraising, there’s an even bigger imbalance. Yes for Salmon, the official group campaigning for the initiative, has raised just over $1 million, with support from environmental groups like Cook Inletkeeper and the Portland-based Wild Salmon Center. Stand for Alaska has raised over $10 million with major recent contributions from ExxonMobil and mining companies Coeur Alaska and Hecla. Share this story:last_img read more

Dog locked in 115°F car rescued in Sarasota

first_imgSARASOTA, Fla. — Temperatures in Florida are rising fast, so leaving pets in cars can turn deadly quickly. Earlier this week, officers with the Sarasota Police Department responded to University Parkway to help rescue a dog that was left in a hot car. The temperature inside the car was 115 degrees Fahrenheit, according to officials with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services. Body camera footage shows the moment when an officer broke a window of the dark colored car and brought the dog to safety. Advertisement Dog abandoned in crate without food or water rescued in Cape Coral October 16, 2020 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Dog found starved & injured on road to recovery at Cape Coral Animal Shelter October 30, 2020 When the owner came back outside, he told deputies that he left the car running. He was issued two citations by SCSO Animal Services.To prevent a tragedy, remember to look for pets, children and elderly loved ones before you lock your car. Cape Coral Animal Shelter takes in dog found starved, injured October 26, 2020 AdvertisementTags: Dog rescuehot carlocked car Advertisement 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 comments AdvertisementDC 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 Lock it or lose it: SWFL deputies stress importance of locking your cars January 15, 2021last_img read more

Two Laois lads feature in new FIFA 19 game

first_img New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook Facebook TAGSFIFA 19Garry ComerfordNiall CorbetWaterford FC Twitter Pinterest For fans of the popular console game FIFA, the newest installment of the franchise goes on general sale on Friday.FIFA 19 will fly off the shelves but some truly fanatic players have already secured their copies by buying online – giving them access four days in advance.But this year there is an added bit for Laois players as two of our own are in the game – Niall Corbet and Garry Comerford.Clonaslee native Corbet and Stradbally’s Comerford both play professionally for Waterford FC who currently sit fourth in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland.Alan Reynolds’ men were promoted to the top tier this year and as FIFA only includes players from the Premier Division in Ireland in their game, the lads are now in.The pair are not the first Laois footballers to appear in the game though – as current Laois senior hurling captain Ross King was in FIFA 13. He won the county final in 2012 with Rathdowney-Errill, the same year the game came out.The then 19-year-old Rathdowney man was playing for UCD at the time.Corbet has been given a rating of 52 – which isn’t bad for a goalkeeper playing in one of the worst rated leagues in the game.Comerford is rated at 54 and is listed as a left back or central midfielder.The features in FIFA now mean that players ratings fluctuate based on their weekly performances in actual matches.So Garry and Niall will be hoping to keep improving to bring up those ratings over the next month before the conclusion of the season. Home Sport Soccer Two Laois lads feature in new FIFA 19 game SportSoccer Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Alan Hartnett – 25th September 2018 SEE ALSO – Our second last hurling rankings as championship draws to a closecenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Two Laois lads feature in new FIFA 19 game Twitter WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Previous articleOur second last hurling rankings as championship draws to a closeNext articleOur first ever camogie Team of the Year Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004

first_imgHome We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004 We Are LaoisMoment in Time Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004 By Sarah Cullen – 4th November 2018 WhatsApp Council Pinterest WhatsApp Community Twitter Previous articleProperty Watch: Rural Houses for sale under €300,000Next articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Camross take on Wexford champions in Leinster club Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Facebook Facebookcenter_img This week’s Moment in Time will look back at the Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004.Glendowns was the worthy winner of Best Overall Estate in Portlaoise.Portlaoise were awarded ten marks in the National Tidy Towns Contest, with the late Jerry Lodge quoted “I think Portlaoise can take a bow for its performance.”Other awards given out were Outstanding Achievement for Riverview and O’Moore Place and Most Attractive Shopfronts went to Zenn and Talking Heads.The winner in the Commercial Building Category was Joe Ging in the Kea Lew Business Park, and then Beechlawn secured the Amenity Area award.There are some great photos of the night, featuring some of our current Councillors and many familiar faces.Check them out below. TAGSMoment in Time New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Halloween Howls in 2008 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

U.S. industry calls for shift to digital disclosure

first_img Regulators propose slimming corporate disclosure The U.S. securities industry is calling on regulators to adopt electronic delivery as the standard method of communicating with investors.A collection of industry trade groups, led by the U.S. Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), issued a discussion paper that proposes revising federal rules and guidance to establish digital delivery as the default for transmitting disclosure documents, such as prospectuses and client account statements. mature woman with tablet dusanpetkovic/iStock Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters The paper calls on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend its rules to reflect the fact that electronic delivery has become the preferred method of communicating for most investors.SIFMA proposes a one-year transition period for firms to make the switch, with new clients defaulting to electronic delivery after that. Clients would also still have the option of receiving physical disclosure documents.The groups argued that allowing firms to use digital communications as the default will improve the investor experience, allowing for more timely, easily accessible information.“The industry has long supported the common sense and environmentally friendly move to digital delivery, which is consistent with the way Americans want to receive information,” said Kenneth Bentsen, Jr., president and CEO of SIFMA.“Not only is e-delivery faster, safer, and more timely than physical delivery, it also allows investors to review documents in more user-friendly formats, when and where they choose, leveraging modern communications technology to create deeper and more productive investor engagement. It’s a logical next step for the SEC to take, and even more so in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Bentsen added.Recently, an Ontario government task force also called for a move to digital delivery of investor communications, citing the benefits of faster, more cost-effective disclosure. Keywords Disclosure,  Electronic recordsCompanies Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Securities and Exchange Commission CSA sets rules on non-GAAP financial reporting James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Mediation to resume next week

first_imgMediation to resume next week Treasurer Rob Lucas said he was disappointed that the Ambulance Employees Association (AEA) was not ready to reach agreement with the State Government today to resolve the union’s ongoing industrial relations dispute.The Government was set to strike a deal today, however the union was unwilling to compromise, and therefore mediation in the SA Employment Tribunal is deferred until next week.Mr Lucas said the Government was ready to compromise, offering at least an extra 50 ambulance officers conditional upon the union agreeing to sensible roster reform, ambos taking meal breaks at their nearest station and cessation of industrial action.Even more ambulance officers would be employed upon the finalisation of all enterprise bargaining negotiations.“It’s clearly disappointing that the union wasn’t ready to reach agreement with the Government today so we could resolve this dispute for the benefit of hardworking paramedics and all South Australians who rely on them,” Mr Lucas said.“We’ve made it quite clear we’re willing to compromise – we’ve put at least an extra 50 ambulance officers on the table conditional upon sensible roster and meal break reforms and the cessation of industrial action.“We have also promised to invest in even more ambulance officers once all enterprise bargaining negotiations with the union have been finalised.“The only way to resolve any kind of dispute is for both parties to compromise and the Government is, once again, calling on the union to compromise.”Mediation in the SA Employment Tribunal will resume on Tuesday at 11am. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:agreement, Ambulance, AusPol, Australia, deal, dispute, Employees, employment, Government, paramedics, reform, SA, SA Government, South Australia, strikelast_img read more

Broadcasting Commission Seeking to Modernise Laws

first_imgRelatedBroadcasting Commission Seeking to Modernise Laws Broadcasting Commission Seeking to Modernise Laws InformationJune 24, 2011 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedBroadcasting Commission Seeking to Modernise Laws “We see in our own mainstream television services, the emergence of I-reports, of citizens using their mobile phones to capture moments that traditional camera coverage might not be available to do, and when we look at all of these things, we have to see how far, when those begin to reflect themselves in the zone that is part of our regulatory remit, we are going to manage in dealing with them,” Professor Dunn contended. The Broadcasting Commission, a statutory body established by the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Amendment Act of 1986, is responsible for monitoring and regulating the electronic media. Prior to this, the broadcast media were monitored by the Broadcasting Authority, which was created by the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act of 1949. The Authority’s functions were incorporated into the Commission. By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, Professor Hopeton Dunn, says the agency has made several recommendations to the Government regarding revisions to the existing regulations governing the Jamaica’s broadcasting industry. These changes, he explained, are intended to re-define the context of broadcasting to make it more comprehensive and inclusive, while reflecting the changing face of media. “We would like to see the Act re-formulated into a modern communications Act, in the way that many countries do operate,” Dr. Dunn stated at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s (JCC) monthly meeting on Tuesday (June 21) at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. In arguing this point, Professor Dunn said that the Commission has no regulatory authority with regards to the Internet “except in specific circumstances”. He pointed out that in other countries there are some aspects of the Internet, which do not go without the attention of the regulatory agencies. These, he informed, include children’s access to this medium, as well as criminal activities for which it may be used.    The Chairman also pointed to a “large and growing range of activities” emerging locally, including the voice over internet, and various social networking facilities, as well as what he described as “citizen media”.    Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica Must Take Advantage of Global Creative Industry

first_imgRelatedJamaica Must Take Advantage of Global Creative Industry RelatedJamaica Must Take Advantage of Global Creative Industry RelatedJamaica Must Take Advantage of Global Creative Industry Jamaica Must Take Advantage of Global Creative Industry CommerceJuly 17, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) Advisory Board, Eugene Ffolkes, says Jamaica must begin to strategically position itself to take full advantage of the lucrative global creative industry. “Jamaica has long been a hotbed for creative and cultural industries but we have not managed, to date, to maximise the full potential or significantly monetise this industry,” he stated. Mr. Ffolkes was speaking on Thursday (July 12) at the launch of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office’s (JIPO), ‘e-JIPO’ digitisation programme at the Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) headquarters in New Kingston. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the value of the global entertainment industry increased from US$499 billion in 1998 to US$745 billion in 2010.  The global music industry alone was valued at US$168 billion in 2010 up from US$132 billion from just five years earlier. Mr. Ffolkes noted that with the proliferation of broadband, computers and smart phones, increasingly significant numbers of persons around the world are being empowered to be innovators and creators. Through the use of the internet, people are creating, exchanging and implementing new ideas, and making those ideas available to people all around the world, with minimal barriers to entry. Data reveals that revenue from web to television video content is estimated to grow from US$2 billion to over US$17 billion by 2014 for the United States alone. Additionally, e-Book sales have increased from three per cent to 10 per cent of the consumer book market and the forecast is for sales to reach close to US$10 billion by 2016 up from US$3.2 billion globally in 2011. With the significant earning prospects available, the JIPO chairman said Jamaica must now aim its sights on reaping the benefits.  He said that there are many opportunities for economic growth and development for Jamaica and Jamaicans in the global creative and cultural, pointing out that the recent success of the Digital Jam 2.0 was a clear example of the prospects in the sector. Mr. Ffolkes said that JIPO is ready to take on its role as a leader in helping Jamaicans to take advantage of this global opportunity. “Director, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Carlos Mazal, echoed Mr. Ffolkes sentiments, pointing out that small economies in the region must take advantage of the enormous economic opportunities available from the creative industries and intellectual property (IP). “We have no choice. We have small markets, so we need to be creative and we do have that creativity. It’s a matter of raising awareness and providing the tools that are needed to help inventors patent their inventions, and musicians protect their literary works,” he remarked. Mr. Mazel said that IP has become part of “our everyday lives,” noting for example, that there are some 3,000 patents on a cell phone, while there are patents on paper clips, and improvements in access to lifesaving medicines. He said that only 20 years ago IP “was the exclusive domain of the legal fraternity and highly technical colleagues. Nowadays it is recognised that IP pats across the major economic and social sectors in the landscape of the globalised world.” Advertisements By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Santa Monica landlords sue Rent Control Board

first_imgHomeNewsSanta Monica landlords sue Rent Control Board   May. 28, 2016 at 6:20 amNewsSanta Monica landlords sue Rent Control Board  Matthew Hall5 years agocaliforniacity of santa monicalandloards sue rent control boardlandlordsLos AngelesNewsrent controlrent control boardrentingSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica landlordssanta monica newssanta monica rent controlsanta monica rent control board A coalition of apartment owners has sued the Rent Control Board alleging the board’s prohibition on charging tenants for water use is a violation of state vacancy decontrol laws.Representatives from the Rent Control Board said they had received the suit but had not had time to analyze or respond to the allegations.In Santa Monica, the Rent Control Board sets the annual rent increase for occupied rent-controlled apartments. However, when an apartment is vacated, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act allows the property owner to set the unit to market rate.In addition to the rent, tenants of Rent Controlled apartments pay for their own utilities such as gas, electric, television, internet and telephone services. However, many rent controlled tenants do not pay for their water bills.Newly constructed buildings have individual water meters and tenants can pay their own bills. In a majority of Santa Monica’s apartments, rent controlled or otherwise, a master meter exists with the bill falling on the building owner.The suit claims landlords of rent controlled units have requested the ability to negotiate an agreement with new tenants to pay a proportional share of the total water bill but the board has refused to allow the arrangement.“This policy of the Rent Control Board places owners of buildings master metered for water at a competitive disadvantage with owners of newer buildings and forces them to pay for the water used by the tenants,” said the suit.According to the suit, agreeing to pay a proportional amount of the total bill at the time of a new tenancy is part of the landlords’ rights under Costa Hawkins. While the amount the tenants would pay will vary per month based on use, the landlords say the varying amount does not violate the Rent Control Board’s authority to set rates.“Simply stated the dispute is whether an agreed rental rate that includes a proportional sharing of water is permissible under the Costa Hawkins Act,” said the suit. “The landlords contend that it is and the Rent Control Board contends that it is not.”Landlords contend court action is necessary due to increasing water rates and the ongoing drought.Santa Monica’s water rates are scheduled to increase 9 percent over the next two years leading to a 41 percent increase between 2014 and 2020. The Board has said vacancy decontrol allows landlords to factor water into the market rate rents charged when a unit is vacated. However, landlords contend even if the initial rents included some allowance for water, the board’s prohibition on paying a proportional amount means landlords will pay the full cost of any increases implemented after the lease was signed.Landlords also contend drought measures hurt landlords. They claim rates are likely to increase yet again to account for the declining revenues caused by water savings and they say penalties associated with overuse are paid by landlords not the tenants who use the water. The result, according to the suit, is tenants are not motivated to save during the drought.“The combined effects of the 41% higher water rates already imposed on landlords, the pressure to increase the rates more due to mandatory cutbacks, and the imposition of fines on landlords for excessive tenant use of water make the Santa Monica Rent Control Board’s policy of prohibiting the propionate passing on of water charges in buildings master metered for water extremely inconsistent with the intent and meaning of the vacancy decontrol statue,” said the suit.The board has discussed allowing landlords to pass through a percentage of any overage fines but no final decision has been made on what the percentage would be or how it would be [email protected] :californiacity of santa monicalandloards sue rent control boardlandlordsLos AngelesNewsrent controlrent control boardrentingSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica landlordssanta monica newssanta monica rent controlsanta monica rent control boardshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMAINopoly street event returns this SundayWestside residents will unplug, unwind at Awakened Family GatheringYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agolast_img read more