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Investor Central: Funds to keep an eye on in 2021

first_imgMonday 4 January 2021 10:58 am “This is an attractive alternative asset class which should benefit from income investors diversifying their holdings away from shares and bonds. The fund might also provide some protection against inflation, were that to start to return next year,” Stevenson said. whatsapp Michiel Willems Stevenson calls Aruna Karunathilake “a manager who focuses on quality and growth,” adding that he wants to own good businesses for the long term and performs best when strong brands and robust balance sheets are in vogue. It looks for ‘socially useful’ businesses and manages risk by restricting its search to mainly large and mid-sized companies. The first pick combines the focus on sustainability with the delivery of an income. The Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund aims for a 5% annual income, which it achieves by investing in other investment companies that own real assets in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. While this optimism is largely felt across the City, Stevenson does think “the after-effects” of the pandemic are likely to remain with us throughout 2021. How we spend and how we save has changed, he continues, with certain themes becoming increasingly popular with investors. He expects the less popular markets in 2020 to benefit from their relatively attractive valuations and for the “out of favour value style” to gain ground on the growth stocks which have led the field for so long. “None of us possesses a crystal ball. However, as I put my picks together at the end of 2020, investors have regained their risk appetite,” Stevenson said, pointing out that November was one of the best months ever in the markets, “largely on the back of hopes that widespread vaccinations will help us get back to normal in 2021.” “The managers have a strong valuation discipline, which prevents them paying over the odds, which is an important consideration in the US market as it continues to hit new highs,” Stevenson said. This fund focuses on companies that contribute to, and benefit from, economically and environmentally sustainable development. Moreover, in an environment of continuing monetary stimulus, interest rates will stay low and investors will be hungry for income, Stevenson said. Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders Sustainability Fund Brown Advisory US Sustainable Growth Fund Share If value does continue to gain in popularity, then the Fidelity Special Situations Fund would be an obvious beneficiary. Managed for six years by Alex Wright, the investment style of the fund continues to reflect the contrarian approach of its first manager, Anthony Bolton. Tags: Emerging markets UK trade US markets by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. 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The Brown Advisory US Sustainable Growth Fund invests in businesses with a sustainable business advantage. It holds a relatively concentrated portfolio of 30-40 stocks. “Many market strategists expect non-US markets, in particular those in Asia and Emerging Markets, to outperform in the year ahead. So, my second sustainability-focused pick is the Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders Sustainability Fund,” Stevenson noted. His final pick is a double-header. “I am keen to have some exposure to the out-of-favour UK stock market in 2021 so I have chosen two funds to play the UK theme because I remain uncertain about whether the apparent rotation from the growth investment style to value will continue. There have been many false dawns on this front,” Stevenson said. Investor Central: Funds to keep an eye on in 2021 “Alex focuses on finding unloved companies entering a period of positive change,” Stevenson observed. “If, on the other hand, a more defensive, growth style prevails in 2021 then I can think of no better a fund with which to play the UK than the Fidelity UK Select Fund.” Fidelity Special Situations Fund and Fidelity UK Select Fund Also Read: Investor Central: Funds to keep an eye on in 2021 With this in mind, Stevenson has chosen five funds for the year ahead. Also Read: Investor Central: Funds to keep an eye on in 2021 Square Mile-based Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, shared with City A.M. what his fund picks are for 2021. Following an unpredictable 12 months, investors are turning their attention to opportunities in 2021. whatsapp “Three of these are reflected in my picks. First, I expect sustainability to continue to drive performance as it has throughout the pandemic. Companies that score highly on environmental, social and governance factors should continue to be rewarded by investors.”last_img read more


UK secures deal to bottle 60m Novavax vaccine doses in the North East

first_img Up to 60m more vaccines will be bottled in the North East (Getty Images) Also Read: UK secures deal to bottle 60m Novavax vaccine doses in the North East Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said yesterday that units of the Moderna jab, which was the third to be approved by the MHRA, will arrive in the UK toward the end of April. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableLiver Health1 Bite Of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. 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Up to 60m more vaccines will be bottled in the North East (Getty Images) Johnson said: “I’ve already told you Novavax, a significant new weapon in our fight against Covid will be made at Fujifilm in the North East and I can today announce the vaccine taskforce has reached an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to finish and bottle this precious fluid also in the North East, giving us between 50 and 60m doses of UK-made doses subject to approval from the MHRA.” The UK government has reached a deal with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to bottle 50 to 60m doses of the Novavax vaccine in the North East. The Novavax vaccines will be bottled at GlaxoSmithKline’s factory at Barnard Castle. The study in the UK enrolled more than 15,000 participants aged between 18 and 84, including 27 per cent over the age of 65. 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Share Stefan Boscia It is 86 per cent effective against the Kent variant, the company behind it said, and it is also 96 per cent effective in preventing cases caused by the original strain of the coronavirus. Monday 29 March 2021 6:37 pm In participants 65 years of age and older, 10 cases of Covid-19 were observed, with 90 per cent of those cases occurring in the placebo group.center_img “We don’t have a surplus of vaccines but we will consider how any surplus doses are allocated if and when they become available.” According to results of a phase three trial in the UK, announced in March, the Novavax jab offers 100 per cent protection against severe disease, including all hospital admission and death. The jab is yet to get approval from the UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, however it is already being bottled. whatsapp UK secures deal to bottle 60m Novavax vaccine doses in the North East Up to 60m more vaccines will be bottled in the North East (Getty Images) Also Read: UK secures deal to bottle 60m Novavax vaccine doses in the North East When asked when the Novavax vaccines will be delivered, chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said: “That’s an operational question and I can’t answer that for you, but what I will say is that Novavax hasn’t been through the regulatory process yet so it would need to do that as well before anyone could be sure when that will come.” It comes as a Downing Street source today said  that the government believes it will not be able “to identify any surplus [vaccines] until later this year” and that it is “dependent on supply chain reliability ad whether new vaccines are needed for variants or a booster”. More than 30m people in the UK have now received their first Covid vaccine, with all over-50s set to be jabbed by 15 April. However, the UK is set to see its vaccine supplies drop next month as second doses are given out and with the delay of some shipments from India. Speaking to journalists today, the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “Our first priority is to ensure the safety of the British public. This suggests that no excess vaccines will be given out to foreign countries before every UK adult has received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, which the government hopes will be 31 July at the latest. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more


Who is Nigel Farage’s political soulmate? Meet senator Rand Paul

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Jeff Misenti Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Share Wednesday 18 March 2015 5:51 am Who is Nigel Farage’s political soulmate? Meet senator Rand Paul Nigel Farage’s new book – The Purple Revolution – gives the definitive inside account as to how a party once on the fringes of British politics came to be a major player on the national stage, told by the man who arguably made it all happen.Among the revelations of how Ukip managed to snag two Tory MPs and how several near death experiences have influenced his politics, the book shines a light on which politicians Farage admires today. In the past, Farage has spoken warmly of Conservative politicians Enoch Powell, Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher. But as a scourge of today’s mainstream parties who Farage claims are all social democrats, it’s hard to see who in contemporary British politics Farage could considered to be in agreement with.Perhaps that’s why Farage looks to Washington, rather than Westminster to find ideological allies. During a visit to Washington DC, Farage met Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul.”Over the course of that half-hour, I realised that in Rand Paul I had found my political doppelgänger”, Farage wrote in the Telegraph.”I liked Paul enormously: he is a realist, he is down to earth and very modest”. Farage, clearly impressed with the Paul, added ” I left the meeting thinking that Rand was a man I could do business with in the future – there are plenty within the Tea Party with whom I could not.So who is this junior senator that Nigel Farage considers his political soulmate?Rand Paul, elected to the US senate in 2011, comes from a political family. His father, Ron Paul, is a former congressman from Texas, who stood for President three times. Twice on the Republican ticket and once for the Libertarian party.A staunch libertarian, Paul argued that the only purpose of government is to protect the rights to individual rights of life, liberty and property. Rand shares many of his father’s libertarian leanings, with a deeply suspicion of government intervention into the economy and passion for advancing open markets and lower taxes.Paul cites novelist Ayn Rand and economist Friedrich Hayek as a few of the central characters who have shaped his political views.  However, he is is not your typical right-wing Republican. A strong contender for the party’s Presidential primary, Paul is attempting to shift the GOP away from its dogmatic adherence to a neoconservative foreign policy and ever greater defence spending.While not in favour of full drug legalisation, Paul has advocated criminal justice reform to stop minor drug users being imprisoned and insists states like Colorado that have legalised recreational marijuana should be allowed to experiment.Like Farage, Paul has is no stranger to controversy. During an interview in 2010, Paul qualified his support for the Civil Rights Act saying he was concerned about forcing private businesses not to discriminate. He said public bodies should not be allowed to discriminate on racial grounds and that private businesses that did would lose out because of public outrage.The Republican establishment bitterly opposed Paul’s candidacy for the Senate, but a wave of Tea Party and grass-roots support carried the him into office. There is little doubt Rand Paul will stand for President in 2016, running on a pro-freedom agenda with a focus on expanding the GOP’s base and shifting the party’s stance on foreign policy.Polls so far out from the primaries mean little at the moment but the consensus among pundits remains that Paul will fail to win his party’s nomination. However, with a strong campaign infrastructure inherited from his father and enthusiastic base of young supporters the libertarian senator could prove to be the successful insurgent Nigel Farage so admires. Tags: Nigel Farage Peoplelast_img read more


Premium / Market Insight: Mærsk & CMA CGM – cross-shareholding fireworks

first_img Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here LOGIN << Go back Password* Reset Your Password Please either REGISTER or login below to continue By Alessandro Pasetti 29/03/2021 Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login Email* As I briefly pointed out last week – “M&A radar: Who’s next?” – the joy of exploring new ties in ocean hasn’t subsided.While the shipping M&A narrative is just ancillary and mostly irrelevant herein, in several exchanges with born deal-makers recently, when asked whether AP Møller-Mærsk (APMM) would ever go decisively into thin air – “Mærsk Air A/S” from the Stone Age, maybe rings a bell in the passenger business world – the feedback prompted several considerations.Including the one obvious ... Resetlast_img read more


Disappointing end to a great season for Portlaoise Ladies as they fall short in Cup Final

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By Sean Hennessy – 13th May 2018 Facebook Portlaoise had beaten a quality Navan side 26-5 in the semi-final just three days previously, and Balbriggan had only managed to scrape past the same Navan side in the League final.The Balbriggan girls settled the quicker in the game and this showed in the fluidity of their play, due to the greater experience in finals, but the Portlaoise women showed no lack of heart.Balbriggan opened the scoring with a try from Karen Heffernan with some good work from the pack. After converting the opening try, out-half Dearbhla Sheridan then scored after breaking a number of tackles to touch down.Portlaoise were able to exploit this when their swift-footed full-back, Emma Brophy scorched up the wing to score cutting Balbriggan’s lead to 12-5 at the break.Portlaoise hit back hard at the start of the second half and didn’t let Balbriggan get into their stride. Good play by their forwards was rewarded by a number of penalties which took them into Balbriggan territory, allowing them to level the game with a converted try through Yvonne Palmer.The match ebbed and flowed with both sides defending well. Again it was Sheridan making the critical break and she split the defence after a couple of dummy passes allowing her dive over at the corner flag for what would be the winning points.Portlaoise were not giving up easy and threw everything at Balbriggan and they managed to recycle the ball for over seven minutes past the eighty but good Balbriggan defence stalled that and then the full-time whistle went and the Balbriggan claimed the title.There was some happiness for the Portlaoise side at the end of the game when Claire O’Connell was awarded the Player of the Game Award for her outstanding performance.Portlaoise RFC: Emma Brophy, Shannon Dunne, Alison Holmes, Sarah Murphy, Gemma Palmer, Louise Cody, Shauna Carroll, Yvonne Palmer, Diane Lawlor, Rosie Palmer, Marianne Jordan, Sarah Culliton, Steph Gleeson, Tina Wright, Claire O’Connell, Orla Franks, Nicola Larkin, Laura O’Brien, Katie Donnelly, Rachel Palmer.Balbriggan RFC: Kelly Morgan, Jeanne Moore, Michelle Hutcheson, Siobhain Verdon,Valerie VanVeen, Dearbhla Sheridan, Rachael Mulligan, Karen Heffernan, Stephanie Campbell, Therese Tormey, Davina Doran, Tracey McFadden, Eadaoine Cannon, Anne O’Brien, Olivia Devine, Lisa Kelly, Holly Keogh, Laura Hamilton, Catherine Livesey, Leanne Whyte, Lynn Malone, Ruth Dunne.SEE ALSO – Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again Pinterest Community Twitter Rugby Twitter WhatsApp Portlaoise RFC 12   Balbriggan RFC 17Paul Cusack Cup FinalThe Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Paul Cusack Cup Final took place last Wednesday in Clondalkin RFC with an exciting final between Balbriggan RFC and Portlaoise RFC.center_img WhatsApp Council Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, May 13, 2018Next articleThe Sunday Interview: From dairy farmer to Rose of Tralee glamour Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Disappointing end to a great season for Portlaoise Ladies as they fall short in Cup Final Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Home Sport Rugby Disappointing end to a great season for Portlaoise Ladies as they fall… SportRugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad TAGSBalbriggan RFCPaul Cusack Cup FinalPortlaoise RFC Ladiesrugby Pinterestlast_img read more


Laois Rose Sarah Bergin on future aspirations, confidence building and Tralee 2019

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory SEE ALSO – Weekend Read: New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on this year’s Laois Local Elections  TAGSLaois Rose of TraleeSarah Bergin Facebook Home News Community Laois Rose Sarah Bergin on future aspirations, confidence building and Tralee 2019 NewsCommunity Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Pinterest On Friday April 19 an announcement was made that would change Clonad woman Sarah Bergin’s life forever – or for the next two years at least.The final year student nurse was named as the Laois Rose for 2019. Speaking to Sarah a month later, she says the verdict still hasn’t sunk in.Sarah spoke about the moment her name was called out for the distinguished honour that Friday night in Castle Durrow.“I was in pure shell shock. Honestly I don’t remember it! All that was happening was tears coming out. Like mum and dad were down the bottom of the stage and mum was in tears and everytime I looked at her there was more tears,” she admits.“Mum has videos of it but I honestly can’t remember the actual minute of it because it’s all a blank really but it’s great. It’s such a boost of confidence to know that the judges believe in you. It still hasn’t sank in, I don’t know when it will sink in,” said the Clonad native.Like many of those who aspired to enter the Rose of Tralee competition, Sarah grew up watching it. However the modest 22 year old hadn’t considered putting her name forward until December of last year.“When I was younger I watched it thinking, ‘That’s so cool’ but it was something that I never really thought of doing.“Going forward for it I said, ‘Look, I’m here to make a few friends and have a bit of craic and whatever happens, happens. But then I suppose to be selected was great.“I suppose this year when I started my internship in nursing I needed something to keep me going and get me through those nine months that were going to be tough.“I entered back in December to kind of give me something to look forward to and I didn’t hear anything for a month or two so I said, ‘Ah no, nothing will happen from it’. But then I was added into a group chat and was like ‘Wow, here’s the start of it now!’” she said.Sarah also had the best helping hand she could possibly ask for – with her college housemate being current Mayo Rose Rachel Gibbons.“My housemate was last year’s Mayo Rose so she managed to convince me that it would be a great idea to do it.“She did help me yeah, she kind of just told me to be myself and that is it,” Sarah smiled.Going forward for a public selection is something that takes great confidence and assurance in oneself, something which Sarah is developing through her time in the Rose competition.“Honestly I think it’s something I thought I’d never do, and I think after doing it, anyone you thinks they couldn’t do it, should  do it.“People are either going to like you or they don’t but you just have to be yourself and put yourself out there,” said Sarah.Life has been action-packed ever since she received the coveted Laois Rose sash, and Sarah has been loving it so far.“All of us got together and spent the day together [on the selection night], just having a bit of craic and sitting in the powder room having the chats and keeping each other calm! Another one of the highlights was getting all dressed up and going on stage.“I suppose before it all kind of started I started to get a bit nervous but then I kind of just said to myself, look, there’s no point in getting nervous, just be you and see what happens.“After that then I just kind of settled down and made sure to enjoy every minute of it because it just went so quickly.”As every nurse knows, a career in nursing is a hectic one. Sarah, who is currently studying general nursing, spoke about that all important work/life/Rose balance.“The last few weeks have been quite hectic I have to say but no it’s balancing out a little bit now. I’m just trying to keep focused on work when I’m in work and when I’m outside work I can focus on other things.“The selection was on the Friday night and I was in work on Sunday so I was brought back to earth fairly quickly!”“At the start I thought, ‘How am I going to get time off for this?’ Because for every nine weeks we do we get one week off. The manager of the ward has been lovely, she’s been brilliant.”Speaking to Sarah in early May, she had already attended Darkness into Light, visited Tralee and had plans to organise a possible fundraiser.Focusing on the next months, Sarah lays down what she hoeps to great out of the experience.“I think I would like to just make the most out of the experience. It’s a once in a lifetime thing and I just want to get everything I can from it.“The fact that I’m going to have so many different friends in all parts of the world. I think that’s going to be a very big thing for me,” she concluded.The Rose of Tralee competition begins on Friday, August 23 and all at LaoisToday wish Sarah the very best of luck as she enjoys the international event. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Rose Sarah Bergin on future aspirations, confidence building and Tralee 2019center_img GAA WhatsApp Twitter By Siun Lennon – 3rd June 2019 GAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleLaois woman honoured with national award after strength shown during battle with cancerNext articleJobs in Laois: All the recent jobs in Laois as advertised on LaoisToday Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter GAA last_img read more


Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 25, 2019

first_img GAA Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 25, 2019 TAGSDeaths in Laois Previous article2019 Remembered: Laois student the highest achiever in well-known Kilkenny school with 625 pointsNext article2019 Remembered: In Pictures: Laois mam doing well following arrival of quadruplets 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. Twitter Pinterest GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Steven Miller – 25th December 2019 WhatsApp Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Deaths Facebook WhatsApp Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.William (Billie) GormanWoodview, Stradbally, LaoisFormerly of Mullen, Vicarstown, Billie passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family; son Keith, daughters Thelma and Charlene and his brokenhearted partner Marian. Sadly missed by his extended family, work colleagues and a large circle of friends.Reposing at his partner’s residence 20 Woodview Stradbally, R32 Y5X5 from 2pm on Tuesday 24th December until rosary at 7pm. Removal at 11.15am on Thursday 26th December, arriving at the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally for 12pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Oughaval Churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations to Palliative Care – donation box in church.House private on Thursday morning please.Patrick (Foster) LodgeRathmoyle, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully in the care of the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Tom, sisters Ann (Crowe), Norrie (Roach), Betty (O’Brien), Jean (Behan), brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at the Chapel Of Adoration adjoining The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix this Monday from 5pm. with Rosary at 7pm. Removal to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix for 10am. Requiem Mass on Tuesday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.PJ WalshKilmalogue Downs, Portarlington, LaoisLate of Crumlin Dublin. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise after a long illness. Sadly missed by his loving family, relatives and friends.Family Flowers Only Please.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5 XV) on Friday 27th December from 4:30pm with Prayers at 6pm. Removal on Saturday 28th December at 10:20am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium for cremation service at 2pm.Elizabeth (Liz) Monahan (née Dwyer)47 Erkindale Drive, Durrow, LaoisPeacefully at her residence surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Mick, sister of the late John & Jim and grandmother to the late Kieran. Deeply regretted by her loving sons James and Michael, sisters Alice, Mary & Annie, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at her residence from 12.00 noon on Sunday with Rosary at 7.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Monday afternoon for Requiem Mass at 1.00pm. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.John FitzpatrickAshton Manor and Meelick, Portlaoise, LaoisFitzpatrick, Ashton Manor, Portlaoise and late of Meelick, Portlaoise, December 19th 2019. At Blackrock Clinic. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. In his 86th year. John, beloved husband to Josie. Dearly loved father to Ann Marie, Séan, Geraldine, Regina, Paula, Deirdre, Pat, Declan, Cora, Niall and Brian. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law Adored grandchildren. Sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, Nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home from 2.30 pm on Sunday with rosary at 5 pm. Requiem Mass with take place at 12 noon in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Monday. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Dogs for the Disabled.Josephine Gibbons (née Conroy)Clonaslee, Laois/Strokestown, RoscommonGIBBONS – (nee Conroy), (London, England and late of Clonaslee, Co. Laois). December 17th 2019 (peacefully) in her 79th year. Josephine predeceased by her husband Noel (Clooncagh, Strokestown), brothers Sean and Ger, sisters, Christina, Mary and Elizabeth (Lizzie). She will be greatly missed by her heartbroken family her daughters Donna, Florrie and Margaret her grandchildren Thomas, Ailish, Niamh and Luke, sons-in- laws, Tomas and Paul, her sister Kathy, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, carers and large circle of friends. Josephine was cared for by the staff of Nazareth House and loved by everyone that came in contact with her.May Her Gentle Soul Rest In PeaceFuneral arrangements will be announced later. SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Facebook Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


Ministry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinery

first_imgMinistry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinery LabourJuly 15, 2009 RelatedMinistry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinery RelatedMinistry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinery FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that his Ministry will be strengthening its conciliation machinery to reduce the number of labour disputes referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) for settlement.Speaking at a Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting Wednesday (July 15), at his Ministry’s offices on North Street in Kingston, Mr. Charles said that the Ministry needs to play a deeper mediatory role in resolving matters before they are sent to the IDT.“The Ministry of Labour must take a much stronger hand to be able to settle cases,” he said.“The Ministry should be in a position to listen to the employees and employers and make mediation, because some cases that have gone to the IDT are a waste of time,” he added.Mr. Charles also suggested that there was need for a process to reduce, if not eliminate, strikes and lock outs of workers during industrial disputes, which would require that the Minister be informed as soon as a dispute develops.Turning to the issue of productivity, Minister Charles said that there is need for a system to help increase productivity levels.“I am convinced that the low productivity that we have in Jamaica, in most cases, is as a result of low wages. If you look at the high wage industries in Jamaica, their productivity is very high and their employees are in high spirit. We need to look at what we can do to increase productivity and increase wages,” he said.The LAC is an industrial relations body comprising representatives of the Ministry, the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU). It is chaired by the Minister of Labour and meets regularly to discuss labour issues, based on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) tripartite principle.center_img Advertisements RelatedMinistry of Labour to Strengthen Conciliation Machinerylast_img read more


Delivering New Fishermans Bend – And Jobs Of Tomorrow

first_imgDelivering New Fishermans Bend – And Jobs Of Tomorrow VIC PremierVictoria will be at the forefront of global innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design, fired by a generational investment to kickstart a key CBD-edge transformation and driving the creation of thousands of new jobs.The Andrews Labor Government will invest $179.4 million in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 to support stage one of the Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct development at the former General Motors Holden site – four kilometres from the city centre.This first step will involve remediation of the 32-hectare GMH site – an area equal to 15 MCGs – and the installation of crucial infrastructure and services to make an investment-ready precinct. In three years, a new road will link Salmon Street and Todd Road, passing a new public park.As many as 300 people will work on the project at any one time, with close to 700 indirect jobs also supported. Stage one is expected to unlock developable land capable of supporting 2,000 jobs by 2024.The precinct will encourage collaboration between industry and academia, with the University of Melbourne leading the way. Fishermans Bend will house the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering from 2024 and the innovation precinct is forecast to be capable of supporting up to 30,000 STEM jobs by 2051.The precinct will cement Victoria’s status as a powerhouse of advanced manufacturing and support high-paid innovation jobs in defence, aerospace, clean energy and transport. It will also strengthen our state’s capacity to commercialise new ideas and foster new business ventures.The innovation precinct is at the heart of the 230-hectare Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct, recognised as a strategically important employment and innovation cluster which is already home to world-renowned firms including Boeing and Siemens.Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering around 480 hectares that will be home to around 80,000 people and 80,000 jobs by 2050. For more information, visit fishermansbend.vic.gov.au/.GMH established its Fishermans Bend operations in the 1930s, first to assemble imported engines and locally-produced bodies. In the late-1940s, the site delivered Australia’s first mass-produced vehicle – the FX Holden – and GMH’s operations expanded while fellow carmakers followed the leader and set up factories in the area.Development Victoria bought the former GMH site in 2017 and is leading the project to remake the historic precinct.As stated by Minister for Business Precincts Martin Pakula“The old Holden factory is part of Victoria’s manufacturing history. This important first step will help transform it into Victoria’s manufacturing future.”“We’re creating the foundations for a world-leading hub for ideas, innovation and 21st century industry – it’s an investment in jobs and the people of Victoria.” /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:advanced manufacturing, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Boeing, clean energy, employment, Engineering, General Motors, Government, Holden, infrastructure, Melbourne, Siemens, stem, University of Melbourne, Victorialast_img read more


De Tomaso returns with a wild take on a ’60s Can Am car

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The De Tomaso name has returned to the automotive world for the first time since its departure in the late 1990s with an awesome 1960s-inspired supercar.The De Tomaso P72 is a brand-new design that takes inspiration from one of the automaker’s early designs, originally created in the early ’60s, called the P70.The P70 was jointly developed by Carroll Shelby, Alejandro De Tomaso and Peter Brock. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Only 72 examples of the P72 will be built, at a cost of €750,000 ($1.1 million). That’s a lot of money, but the P72 is not just a car, it’s a piece of history, and is bound to mark the beginning of the next wave of automotive performance. RELATED TAGSLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Shelby provided the money and the motor, a 289-cubic-inch V8 bored and stroked to 427 cubes. Peter Brock handled the design, and DeTomaso built the chassis. Due to tensions between the three parties, the car was never officially completed, and, unfortunately, didn’t enter a single race. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Apollo Trending in Canada To connect itself to the past further, the P72 has a manual transmission. A real one. It might also win the award for most beautiful shifter of 2019, or perhaps of the last 20 years.We’re not sure what engine will be behind the transmission, as details regarding the drivetrain have not been released. What we do know is that the P72 rides on a carbon-fibre chassis shared with the Apollo Intensa Emozione.De Tomaso celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019, and will slowly be bringing back vehicles from its history, such as Pantera and Mangusta. The P72 will be sold as you see it, according to parent company Apollo Automobili. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more