Article 50 Bill debates resume with a plea for the House of Lords to remember the Brexit verdict

Article 50 Bill debates resume with a plea for the House of Lords to remember the Brexit verdict Read More: Davis questions whether Article 50 opponents trust the British peopleThe House of Lords will then move on to debate amendments on between 27 February and 1 March, with a final vote scheduled for 7 March.After peers approve the Bill it will enter a final phase of “ping pong” where the Commons and Lords will seek mutual agreement on the text of the legislation before it can be granted royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II.The government hopes to pass the Bill in time for May to trigger Brexit talks by the end of March. Share The House of Lords has kicked off two days of debate on the Article 50 Bill with a government peer asking lords to remember a “collective sense of responsibility”.The Bill was passed unamended by the House of Commons before parliament went into recess earlier this month. whatsapp Monday 20 February 2017 4:10 pm “But I also know that noble lords respect the primacy of the elected house and the decisions of the British people on 23 June last year,” Evans said.Read More: Rebel peers are confident of amending Theresa May’s Article 50 BillWith May taking advantage of her prerogative to sit on the steps below the royal throne in the House of Lords, Baroness Smith responded for Labour with a promise not to “block or sabotage” the Article 50 Bill.However, Smith added that peers would not be cowed in their desire to scrutinise the government, and said that if the House of Lords passes amendments on the Bill, “it is not a constitutional outrage, but a constitutional responsibility”.Almost 200 peers are expected to speak during the second reading of the Article 50 Bill over the next two days. whatsapp Mark Sands And introducing the Bill in the second chamber today, House of Lords leader Baroness Evans told peers to remember the support among MPs for the Brexit legislation, which grants Prime Minister Theresa May the power to formally launch negotiations.Read More: READ: The whole text of Theresa May’s Article 50 Bill“This bill was the subject of detailed debate in the other place, and was passed unamended with an overwhelming majority of 372.“It comes to us with a strong mandate from both the people and the elected house, and we should not overlook that,” Evans said.She added that peers should take a “constructive” approach, noting the government was “under no illusion about the challenge and rigour that will be evident in our debates”. read more

Close Brothers launches two new sustainable funds as demand grows

first_img (Getty Images) Also Read: Close Brothers launches two new sustainable funds as demand grows Recent figures from the Investment Association showed that responsible and sustainable funds in the UK reached a high of £33bn, a 89 per cent rise since the end of 2019. Angharad Carrick Close Brothers launches two new sustainable funds as demand grows (Getty Images) Close Brothers Asset Management has launched two new sustainable funds amid growing demand from investors and clients. Tags: Close Brothers Group Tuesday 3 November 2020 8:49 am Close Brothers said the funds will look to generate “consistent long-term returns by screening out unethical practices while focusing on investment opportunities with positive ESG and sustainability records.” Fund managers are increasingly offering new sustainable funds as appetite among investors grows amid the climate crisis. Martin Andrew, chief executive of Close Brothers Asset Management said: “Investors and clients are becoming more aware of how their money can affect the world around them and increasingly want to invest in ways that reflect their concern and respect for the natural environment, for human dignity and for responsible corporate behaviour.  We are launching these new funds to meet this demand.” “Once these companies are removed, companies that have strong ESG factors are included to give a diversified exposure to different regions and sectors, with better than average impact on both people and the planet,” AJ Bell said.center_img The announcement comes just a day after investment platform AJ Bell announced the launch of its Responsible Growth Fund, which will invest in ETFs which remove stocks from controversial companies such as tobacco and alcohol. More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and The asset manager has today launched the Close Sustainable Balanced Portfolio Fund and the Close Sustainable Bond Portfolio Fund, which will be actively managed. The Close Sustainable Balanced Portfolio Fund will be managed by head of funds Riitta Hujanen and investment manager Richard Stroud, and invest in shares, bonds, alternatives, ETFs, and third party funds. The Close Sustainable Bond Portfolio Fund will be managed by invest director Andrew Metcalf and investment manager Eran Hasson. The fund will invest in bonds, third party funds, and other fixed income securities. Share Show Comments ▼ (Getty Images) Also Read: Close Brothers launches two new sustainable funds as demand grows whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndolast_img read more

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to host Christmas Boat Parade

first_imgAdvertisementDC 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 Advertisement Advertisement Beachfront businesses deal with impacts of Fort Myers Beach ‘street preachers’ June 17, 2021 FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The 32nd Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade is just around the corner, so save the date and make plans to watch the parade that was voted 5th Best Holiday Parade in the nation by USA Today.Boats will set up in front of the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at 5:30 p.m on Saturday, December 5. Then, at 6 p.m., the boats will leave Salty Sam’s Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill heading northwest passing by Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, then heading under the Matanzas Pass Bridge. The boats will travel in and out of Siesta Isles and go around Bowditch Point, turning in front of the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina. The boats will travel past Nervous Nellies and Matanzas on the Bay on the return. The parade will end at Salty Sam’s Marina.Judges will ride along in the parade and choose the winners in each category. AdvertisementTags: boat paradeFort Myers Beach Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria after swim at Fort Myers Beach June 3, 2021 Attendees are asked to practice social distancing and be respectful and kind to those around you. AdvertisementThe House Decorating Contest will make its debut as judges decide on the most festive house along the parade route. To vote for the People’s Choice Award the night of the parade, CLICK HERE.For viewing, the hammerheads at the end of the canals are great spots to set up a lawn chair to watch the event, along with the fountain next to Nervous Nellies. 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 RELATEDTOPICS What led up to the Memorial Day shooting on Fort Myers Beach June 9, 2021 Teen arrested in Fort Myers Beach Memorial Day shooting June 4, 2021last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, March 14, 2018

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 15th March 2018 Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community WhatsApp Previous articleMoment in Time: Some brilliant photos from St Patrick’s Day parades in Rosenallis, Mountrath and Timahoe in 2004Next articlePortlaoise to share in €1 million Historic Towns funding pot 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. Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Mary Brigid Bennett (née Kavanagh)Glenbower, Mountrath, Laois / Portlaoise, LaoisMary Brigid Bennett, (neé Kavanagh), formerly of Derry, Portlaoise and late of Glenbower, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 13th March 2018, in the tender loving care of nurses and staff of Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise. Wife of the late William and mother to Elizabeth. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter, brothers, sister, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Thursday evening from 6.0’clock with Rosary at 7.30pm. Removal on Friday afternoon at 1.30pm to St. Edmund’s Church Castletown, for Requiem Mass at 2.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.Vincent CurtisFoxrock, Dublin / Mountmellick, LaoisVincent (Foxrock, Co. Dublin and late of Mountmellick and formerly J.V. Tierney & Co) March 14, 2018 (peacefully) at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Vera, much loved father of Aidan, Maeve, Alex and Rachel. Sadly missed by his wife, children and their partners, his grandchildren Sam, Emma and Ali, his extended family and friends. Removal Friday to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock arriving for 1.30pm Requiem Mass followed by burial in Kilternan Cemetery. Family flowers only please.Fintan DowlingCamross, LaoisFintan Dowling, Camross, Co. Laois and Dorchester, Boston, U.S.A. – Died 8th March 2018 (unexpectedly) in Dorchester. Sadly missed by his loving family. Reposing at his family home in Derrycarrow, Camross on Thursday, (March 15th), from 5 o’clock with Rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross on Friday (March 16th), for Requiem Mass at 11.30a.m. with Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.Brian DunneBallyharmon, Carlow / Portlaoise, LaoisBrian Dunne, Portlaoise and formerly of Ballyharmon, Carlow, on the 13th March 2018, at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, surrounded by his family. Beloved brother of Jimmy and Timmy, Sadly missed by his brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunt, extended family, relatives and friends. Brian’s Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday, 15th March, at 10am in St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen followed by Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 12.30pm.Br. John GAULEMiguel House, Castletown, Laois / Knocktopher, KilkennyBr. John Gaule, De La Dalle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and formerly of Keatingstown, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny. Passed away peacefully in Miguel House on Tuesday 13th. March 2018. Deeply regretted by his sisters Margaret, Alice, Kitty and Brigid, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, confreres and staff of Miguel House. Reposing in Miguel House this Thursday, 15th March. Funeral liturgy and Mass on Friday, 16th March, at 2.00 pm in Miguel House. Burial immediately afterwards in the Community Cemetery, Castletown.John HickeyPortarlington, LaoisManchester and formerly Bramaer House Patrick Street, Portarlington. Peacefully in Manchester. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Brendan (Manchester), sisters Sadie Doherty (Donegal), Phyllis Behan (Rathangan), and Eileen Carroll (Portarlington), brother-in-law Micheal, sister-in-law Dorothy, good friend John Wilson, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Saturday (St Patrick night) from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday at 11:30am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12:15pm. Funeral afterwards to St Johns Cemetery, Killenard.Dave TyrrellBallyrussell, Cloyne, Cork / Abbeyleix, LaoisTyrrell Dave (Ballyrussell, Cloyne, Co. Cork & Tullyroe, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois) on March 12th 2018 unexpectedly. Beloved husband of Anne-Marie (nee Egan), loving father of Jake, Bethany, Holly and Rebecca, much loved son of Joseph (Sonny) and the late Angela and brother of Martina, Lorraine and Debbie. Sadly missed by his family, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Reposing on Thursday at his father’s residence in Tullyroe, Abbeyleix from 11am until Rosary at 9pm. Reception into St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne on Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day) for 1130am Funeral Mass. Cremation service will follow. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Pieta House.Alice Bradish (née Duff)Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband Dick. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Enda and John, daughters Orla, Catherine and Gillian, brother John, sister Catherine, sons-in-law, daughters-in- law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence from 2pm on Wednesday with recital of the rosary at 9pm. Removal from her residence on Thursday morning to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.Linda Hanlon (née Hoey)Annaharvey, Tullamore, Offaly / Portarlington, LaoisFormerly Clanmalire Portarlington. Suddenly at her residence. Loving daughter of the late Shirley. Deeply regretted by her husband Dermot, children Stephanie, Dillon, Aaron, Tristan, Justin, Teffany and Amber,father Michael, brothers Ken,Michael and Kelvin,sisters Regina, Gillian, Mealine and Shirley-Ann, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Wednesday from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Thursday at 11:15am arriving St Michael’s church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s cemetery Portarlington.James (Jimmy) Quigley71 St Joseph’s Tec, Mountmellick, LaoisDeeply regretted by his sisters and brothers, aunt Anne,neices nephews,grandneices, grandnephews, neighbours relatives and many friends Rest In Peace. Reposing at Moloney’s Funeral Home Mountmellick on Wednesday from 6pm. Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Reposing in The Funeral Home on Thursday from 10am Funeral prayers at 11.15am. Removal at 11.50am to St.Josephs Church for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial after in St.Josephs CemeteryOlive Condell (née Dobson)Main Street, Stradbally, LaoisOlive Condell (nee Dobson), Main Street, Stradbally, Co. Laois, peacefully on the 11th March 2018 at Clover Lodge Nursing Home, Athy. Sadly missed and remembered with love by her daughter Eva, son Gordon, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Avril, son-in-law John, brother-in-law Fred, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and her many friends. Reposing at Main Street, Stradbally on Wednesday, 14th March, from 12’oc until removal at 6.45pm to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Stradbally for 7pm. Service. Funeral Service on Thursday, 15th March, at 2pm. Burial to follow in the adjoining Churchyard.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 13, 2018 TAGSDeaths in Laois Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, March 14, 2018 Deaths Pinterest Twitter Rugby Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council Twitter WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Thursday, March 14, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources

first_imgRelated$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources $13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources UncategorizedApril 1, 2008 Related$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources Related$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resourcescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Natural resources protection and conservation activities in the Office of the Prime Minister, is to benefit from $13.32 million, which has been allocated in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House.The allocation has been divided among: coastal zone management; pollution control and waste management; parks and protected areas species habitat monitoring; public education and communication; and watershed management and protection.The grant for coastal zone management is $2.823 million, which will enable the continuation of the following activities in the fiscal year: monitoring of ecological systems (marine and terrestrial) and physical systems (beach stability and oceanography) within the country’s coastal zone; development of pre-approval inspection procedure and guidelines for internal use and post-approval inspection guidelines to assist post-inspection monitoring by environmental wardens; provide mapping of development information in a formal way to aid in future development; assist in the development of wetland protection plan; beach rehabilitation process, streamlining and implementing the next phase of rehabilitation; and develop standards and guidelines to mitigate the impact of sea level rise.Meanwhile, $2.5 million will be spent on continued implementation of national programmes for pollution control and waste management, with a monitoring process that encourages compliance with standards and establishes links with private and public entities.The project is responsible for, among other things: implementing an environmental Management System; developing an inventory of sewage and industrial discharge; and strengthening the legislative basis for accountability for environmental stewardship.Parks and protected areas species habitat monitoring activities will benefit from a sum of $5 million for the establishment and management of a system for protected areas, both directly and through appropriate delegation, using a variety of strategic co-management partnership and contractual arrangements with the public sector, non-governmental organisations, community groups, private companies and individuals.The public education and communication component will receive$1 million to create greater awareness of the importance of the environment and emphasize the methods of conservation, protection and usage of available natural resources in a suitable manner. Meanwhile, $2 million will go toward the continued protection and management of the island’s watershed and natural resources.This project seeks to: reduce the incidence and impact of bush fire on watershed resources and ecosystem; facilitate the work of local watershed management committees; provide land use information or problem analysis, planning and development; and develop and implement an appropriate information system. Advertisementslast_img read more

CXC Looking into Introducing Primary School Exit Exam

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is looking into the possibility of introducing a primary school exit examination within the next two years, as the organisation seeks to expand its offerings.CXC Pro-Registrar, Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch, said that while most Caribbean countries have their own primary school exit examination there is still need for a regional test.“One of the problems around the region is that people are travelling much more and CSM (CARICOM Single Market) is facilitating greater movement of people. So, you do an exam in Jamaica and then you go to work and live in another country and you’re taking your children with you, what happens? In some cases people ask you to take another exam,” he noted.Mr. Cumberbatch contended that if there was one regional exam, then persons could move easily, without worrying about acceptance of their children’s primary school qualifications.Other areas into which the CXC is looking to expand is the administering of psychometric exams to measure persons’ aptitude for certain jobs as well as certification of persons in sub-specialties, such as organic chemistry.Mr. Cumberbatch said that as the Council looks ahead, one of its major goals is to become less reliant on the subsidies provided by regional governments. He says the CXC has already signed a contract with a publisher for distribution and marketing of syllabuses, past papers and study guides, which should see the Council receiving more revenue from their sales.The CXC also plans to develop interactive sites, which will allow students, who have difficulty in a subject area, to link with persons, who can help. RelatedCXC Looking into Introducing Primary School Exit Exam CXC Looking into Introducing Primary School Exit Exam EducationNovember 5, 2009 RelatedCXC Looking into Introducing Primary School Exit Examcenter_img RelatedCXC Looking into Introducing Primary School Exit Exam Advertisementslast_img read more

Updates to COVID-19 Directions 19 December 2020, South Australia

first_imgUpdates to COVID-19 Directions 19 December 2020, South Australia Updates have today been made to the Cross Border Travel and Residential Aged Care Directions.On 18 December 2020 three COVID-19 Directions were updated in South Australia in response to the recent New South Wales COVID-19 outbreak. Updates have today been made to the Cross Border Travel and Residential Aged Care Directions. These updates provide a changes to the previous date of ’11 December’ and replaces it to a ‘relevant date’. This is to ensure that if there are further High Community Transmission Zones or Prohibited Locations, they are captured under this direction with testing and quarantine requirements. An update has also been made to the Cross Border Travel Direction clarifying quarantine requirements for travellers from High Community Transmission Zones.It is important that anyone travelling from New South Wales reads the following information. Please note that the below release contains much of the same information with the updated details for a holistic view.Cross Border Travel Direction No 24The Cross Border No 24 Direction came into effect as of 5.20pm on Saturday 19 December 2020.The changes are as follow:Prohibited Location has been added to the Direction, this is a place in New South Wales that is designated by SA Health on the following website: that have been physically present at a Prohibited Location on a relevant date defined on the SA Health website are not permitted to enter South Australia (exceptions apply for an approved Essential Traveller under Schedule 1, a person escaping domestic violence or a person relocating to reside in South Australia)People (including children) who have been physically present at a Prohibited Location on a relevant date defined on the SA Health website that are in South Australia must quarantine at a place determined by an authorised officer starting the day of arrival. A carer of a minor is also required to quarantine.People defined above must receive a COVID-19 test 24 hours, on day 5 and on day 12 upon arrival in South Australia.At the time of publication SA Health have identified Prohibited Locations as the: Avalon Bowlo (bowling club) and Avalon Beach RSL Club.High Community Transmission Zone has been added to the Direction, this is a local government area and suburbs in New South Wales that is a designated by SA Health as a high community transmission zone on the following website: that have been physically present at a High Community Transmission Zone on a relevant date defined on the SA Health website must self-quarantine for 14 days, not counting the day of arrival in South Australia or if they are already present the remaining period of the 14 days commencing on the last day they were present in the zone. Exceptions apply for a person who travelled in a vehicle through the High Community zone and did not leave the vehicle while in the zone and wore a mask for the entirety of travel if public transport was used, or an approved Essential Traveller under Schedule 1.People defined above must receive a COVID-19 test 24 hours, on day 5 and on day 12 upon arrival in South Australia.A person required to undertake self-quarantine must travel to the place of quarantine by the most direct and practical route, reside and remain in that place for the self-quarantine period and remain segregated from other people. They must remain at the place unless they are obtaining medical care and/or supplies, a COVID-19 test, an emergency situation or other reason specified by the State Coordinator. The person must take reasonable steps to ensure no other person enters the place except where the other person is also self-quarantining, entering for emergency proposes, providing/receiving care or they usually reside at the place. If the place of self-quarantine is a short term accommodation facility they must notify the operator that they are undertaking self-quarantine.At the time of publication SA Health have identified High Community Transmission Zones as the: Northern Beaches Council and Penrith and Lavender Bay suburbs.Essential Travellers are in place for those arriving from overseas, Prohibited Locations and High Community Transmission Zones only. All Essential Travellers will need to apply through the Cross Border Travel Registration and must be approved before entering South Australia. a person ceases to be an Essential Traveller they must complete the remaining quarantine period.Essential Traveller categories remain largely unchanged however have been updated to include compassionate grounds with prior SA Health approval, specialist workers in essential sectors and passing through. For the full list of categories and definitions please see Schedule 1 of the Cross Border Travel Direction No 23.Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 19The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 19 Direction came into effect as of 5.25pm on Saturday 19 December 2020.The only change to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:The inclusion of the High Community Transmission Zone which is a local government area and suburbs in New South Wales that is designated by SA Health as a high community transmission zone on the following website: from High Community Transmission Zones are not permitted to enter an aged care facility.Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 23) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 24)(COVID-19) Direction 2020. The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 18)(COVID-19) Direction has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 19)(COVID-19) Direction.All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at or /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:aged care, Australia, community, council, covid-19, domestic violence, Emergency, Government, New South Wales, Outbreak, police, SA, SA Health, SAPOL, South Australia, South Australia Police, vehicle, violence, websitelast_img read more

WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance host forum on business plans

first_imgWSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance host forum on business plansPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, March 9, 2020in: Business, Community Newsshare 0 The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 18 at the Columbia Bank Community RoomVANCOUVER — Learn why you should invest time in developing a business plan at Washington State University Vancouver’s next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 18 at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E. Sixth St., Vancouver.If you want your business to last, developing a strategy is a must. Business professional Rick Holt says businesses that fail to prepare often do not realize they are preparing to fail. He will share with you how a thoughtful, intentional business plan can move your business forward.Holt has guided revenue generation and developed leadership teams to successfully address growth, profitability and other tough management challenges for more than 20 years. His background includes executive-level positions at Nextel and E*Trade, and management positions with US West in Washington, Nebraska and Oregon.The Business Growth MAP Alliance forum is open to all. Register online by visiting and clicking “Upcoming events.” Cost is $10. There is no cost for WSU students with a valid student ID.The Business Growth MAP Alliance forum is a monthly production of the Carson College of Business at WSU Vancouver that brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, industry experts and WSU Vancouver faculty.Information provided by WSU Vancouver Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Mini-boat students receive Navy certificate after their vessel crosses international dateline Next : Historian Mary Rose presents ‘160 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Washington Territory’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Experienced entrepreneurs better cope with stress by knowing value of time away, says CU study

first_imgCategories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyBusiness & EntrepreneurshipCampus CommunityNews Headlines Taking breaks from the stress of a startup improves experienced entrepreneurs’ mental well-being, but not inexperienced entrepreneurs’ well-being, says a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.“Inexperienced entrepreneurs actually become more stressed when they take a break from their work because they’re not able to completely remove themselves mentally and they feel guilty about stepping away,” said co-author Maw-Der Foo, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.The study defined experienced entrepreneurs as those who had at least one prior startup experience, no matter the duration or whether it was successful or not, according to Foo.“If you are an experienced entrepreneur, you know the value of stepping away from the problem for a moment,” said Foo. “No one has really studied whether experience in a venture actually helps in coping, so these are new and somewhat surprising findings.”The study also found that combining breathers with productive time on the job — finding a balance — further improves the mental well-being of entrepreneurs who take breaks.The study — led by Marilyn Uy while she was a doctoral student at CU-Boulder — looked at the effects of two coping mechanisms called active coping and avoidance coping. Uy is now an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.“In active coping, you take the bull by the horns,” Foo said. “If you have a problem, you face it. If you lack sales, you make sales calls. If you lack funds, you seek out investors.“Avoidance coping sounds negative, but it’s not. It means getting away from the problem for a moment. You go watch a movie, go have coffee with friends or go on a vacation, for example.”For the study, published last month in the Journal of Business Venturing, survey responses from 156 entrepreneurs in various fields were analyzed. All participants were members of the Entrepreneurs Society of the Philippines.In part of the survey, they were asked to think about the most stressful venture-related experience they’d been dealing with in the previous two months, and rate the extent to which they’d been using coping mechanisms.They also were asked about prior startup experience and to rate their psychological well-being based on questions including, “Have you recently been able to concentrate on whatever you were doing,” “Have you recently been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities” and “Have you recently been losing much sleep over worry?”“We think that well-being is important because we know that many entrepreneurs are stressed and many ventures fail, not because the business is not profitable, but because many entrepreneurs just cannot take the stress, so they give up their venture in order not to have that lifestyle,” Foo said.He says the findings could lead to a future study of what predicts stress for entrepreneurs and how they can cope.“Entrepreneurship is a very stressful occupation,” said Foo. “We know entrepreneurs work longer hours and take fewer vacations. They’re the boss, which means the buck stops with them, but it really means that they need to please suppliers and investors, attract good workers and to do all this with very limited resources.”Zhaoli Song, associate professor at the National University of Singapore business school, also co-authored the study.To view the study visit For more information on Foo visit For more information about CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business visit Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 1, 2013 “Inexperienced entrepreneurs actually become more stressed when they take a break from their work because they’re not able to completely remove themselves mentally and they feel guilty about stepping away,” said co-author Maw-Der Foo, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.last_img read more

GRA says Donegal gardai face unique challenges which must be recognised

first_img Pinterest Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By admin – February 9, 2017 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 7/2/17Next articleStapleton and Hughes partnership retained for Italy game admin Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Twitter WhatsApp GRA says Donegal gardai face unique challenges which must be recognised Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Garda Representative Association says there are specific challenges facing Donegal which do not affect other divisions.Brendan O’Connor, the association’s Donegal spokesperson says with the Atlantic on one side and Northern Ireland on the other, Garda management in Donegal can not call in support from other divisions as easily as other counties.Mr O’Connor says this is one of the issues that should be considered by the Garda Commissioner as she reviews garda numbers in the county.Today’s Donegal Democrat reports a drop of almost 50% in the number of gardai based in Donegal Town since 2009.Brendan O’Connor says that’s by no means a unique situation………….. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more