Wednesday 20 November 2019 4:23 am Opinion Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson poses playing with an large inflatable ball with children after giving a speech at a general election rally in London on November 9, 2019. – Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Annabel Denham, associate director at The Entrepreneurs Network, says NO. While other parties have made their own pledges to increase childcare provision, the Women’s Equality Party calls for an investment of 40 hours a week, 48 weeks a year, from when children are nine months old. DEBATE: Will more government subsidies help solve the childcare crisis for working parents? Main image credit: Getty This flexibility would transform women’s lives, and help close the maternal employment gap, adding £21.5bn to London’s economy alone by 2025. While childcare is traditionally framed as a cost, raising the next generation is a crucial investment in our future. It is also an equality issue: childcare is part of the social infrastructure that women rely on more than men, and women are more likely to perform unpaid childcare when the state falls short. Harini IyengarHarini Iyengar is the Women’s Equality Party spokesperson for equal representation. and Annabel DenhamAnnabel Denham is director of communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs Will more government subsidies help solve the childcare crisis for working parents? The cost of childcare in the UK is among the most expensive in the world. It is impossible for many parents to make work pay, particularly in the capital — maternal employment rates in London are eight per cent lower than elsewhere in the country as a result. I am answering “yes” to this question — but I would first reframe it as greater government investment, not a subsidy. Childcare policy centres around three oft-conflicting objectives: educational outcomes, parental employment, and affordability. With good intentions, the government has introduced rules that have restricted supply‚ such as strict teacher-child ratios, while subsidising demand through the 30 “free” hours. The government already spends £7bn a year subsidising childcare, while parents still pay on average three times those in France or Germany. Expanding “free” provision to two year olds, as the Tories and others are considering, risks further constraining the market, driving costs up and providers out. Share whatsapp In the year after the subsidy was introduced, nursery closures soared by 153 per cent. Evidence suggests that the state pays below market rate, so more subsidies will either put nurseries under further pressure, ultimately leading to closures, or else require more funding. If it’s the latter, we could witness greater state involvement in exactly how children are cared for, reducing parental choice, and limiting what little innovation still exists in the sector. Harini Iyengar, GLA candidate for the Women’s Equality Party, says YES. whatsapp City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M.
The unit began a week-long negotiating round on Monday, with a further two planned over the next five weeks. “More time could lead to a better outcome for both sides,” he said. Multiple sources told City A.M. there was concern among civil servants in the negotiating team about Downing Street’s hardline refusal to contemplate granting an extension to the trade deal’s 31 December deadline. Stefan Boscia It is widely understood that Brussels would be prepared to discuss an extension, but the Prime Minister’s official spokesman last week said Downing Street would refuse any extension request from the EU. If no deal is struck by 31 December then new taxes and trade barriers will be implemented on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms between the EU and UK. “Firms will have enough to deal with trying to move their businesses forward already.” Wednesday 22 April 2020 4:35 pm British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost arrives for the start of the first round of post-Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels on 2 March (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Exclusive: Growing divide in Boris Johnson’s Brexit unit over trade deal extension Civil servants are increasingly frustrated that the government refuses to countenance the idea of an extension, while political appointees are keen to press home the UK’s departure. A source with knowledge of the situation said the civil servants “are more or less the same group…that were there under the May years” and that they “have very different attitudes from David Frost and the people he’s brought in around him”. The core of Frost’s politically appointed team is made up of Vote Leave veterans and the former communications boss of free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Share British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost arrives for the start of the first round of post-Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels on 2 March (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Exclusive: Growing divide in Boris Johnson’s Brexit unit over trade deal extension It comes as a group of civil service grandees came out this morning to urge Number 10 to seek an extension. Former cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell agreed with Rycroft’s assessment. Philip Rycroft, the former chief civil servant in the now defunct Brexit department, told Prospect that “it is simple common sense to ask for an extension of the transition period”. “The negotiating team – which works within a policy remit set by ministers – operates as one, with civil servants and political advisers collaborating extremely closely.” British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost arrives for the start of the first round of post-Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels on 2 March (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Show Comments ▼ There is a growing divide in opinion within the government’s Brexit trade deal negotiating unit over whether to seek an extension to the 31 December deadline during the coronavirus crisis. whatsapp “Of course they will have an extension in the end, I don’t think it’s possible to do the deal in that time, but if the UK gives an inch now the EU will take miles,” he said. A Downing Street spokesperson said it was “completely untrue” that there was a split in the team and that “the Prime Minister has made clear he has no intention of changing” the 31 December deadline. A different view is held by the so-called “true believers” in the unit, who are adamant there should be no extension to the deadline and are comfortable at the prospect of leaving the European Union with no trade deal if need be. The UK is currently in a transition period, where it is still operating under EU rules and regulations. Another said it “wasn’t a huge fissure yet”, but that it will likely be a “live issue” in a few months’ time. Iain Anderson, founder of City communications firm Cicero Group, said Square Mile companies would likely be hoping for an extension to the 31 December deadline. “Clearly there has been much less time for negotiation than could ever have been anticipated.” “Broadly there is a sense that if we could get an extension I think that would be welcome,” he said. Veteran City of London pundit David Buik said an extension was inevitable, but that the government’s negotiating team should not concede that yet. Exclusive: Growing divide in Boris Johnson’s Brexit unit over trade deal extension Listen to our daily City View podcast as we chart the economic fallout and business impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “As far as I’m concerned they shouldn’t be let off the bridle until the very end.” whatsapp David Frost, a former diplomat and one-time ambassador to Denmark, is the UK’s chief negotiator and his 40-strong team consists of a mix of politically appointed advisers and civil servants. A source close to Frost said: “There is no debate about this issue and ministers continue to be clear that extending the transition period would prolong the negotiations and increase uncertainty, whilst also leaving us bound by EU legislation and obliged to make further payments into the EU budget. There has been a litany of calls for an extension to the negotiating timetable in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, including from International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva. She said last week that the deadline should be extended to “reduce uncertainty” for the global economy.
Fauci said the US could see its “general population” vaccinated from April (AFP via Getty Images) Retail sales totalled $536bn in July, according to the preliminary figures. James Booth Job growth slowed significantly in July and at least 31.3m people are on unemployment benefits. US retail sales grow 1.2 per cent, missing July expectations whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory whatsapp Car sales fell 1.2 per cent, sporting goods and book sales were down five per cent, but electronics store sales jumped 22.9 per cent Retail sales were predicted to grow 2.1 per cent in July. Tens of millions of unemployed people lost a $600 weekly jobless benefits supplement at the end of July. President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending the supplement on Saturday, though he reduced the weekly payout to $400. Republicans and Democrats are bickering over new aid for the economy even as signs mount that activity is stalling. The US economy, which entered recession in February, suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter, with gross domestic product dropping at its steepest pace in at least 73 years. Show Comments ▼ Coronavirus infections continue to spread across the US, causing authorities in affected areas to pause reopenings or shut down businesses again. Fauci said the US could see its “general population” vaccinated from April (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: US retail sales grow 1.2 per cent, missing July expectations Share Friday 14 August 2020 1:57 pm Fauci said the US could see its “general population” vaccinated from April (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: US retail sales grow 1.2 per cent, missing July expectations Retail sales in June grew 8.4 per cent to $529.4bn (£403.3bn) according to revised figures released today. US retail sales for July undershot expectations with growth of 1.2 per cent, the US Commerce Department said today. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com
Southcentral | WildlifeMurre die-off around Kachemak Bay estimated to be in the thousandsDecember 26, 2015 by Daysha Eaton, KBBI Share:Wildlife Biologist Leslie Slater holds one of about a dozen dead Common Murres found along a short stretch of beach at the Spit in Homer Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI)Die-offs of common murres have been happening across Alaska since this summer. The latest report comes from Kachemak Bay, according to biologists with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in Homer.Wildlife biologist Leslie Slater says there have been two waves of mortality.“This die-off started to be noticed around mid-July in certain parts of the state. And so it continued at some level — a fairly high, noticeable level — for a couple of weeks and then it seemed to diminish. Then there seemed to be resurgence again of the number of carcasses that we were seeing on beaches. That happened in mid-November or so,” Slater said.There have been die-offs reported of the penguin-like seabirds in Cold Bay in July and in Kodiak in November. Slater says they’ve also had reports from Seward, Sitka and Prince William Sound. In November, starving and dead murres turned up around the Mat-Su and Anchorage areas, farther inland than usual.“It seems that then they would either be disoriented, which could be the result of ingesting a toxin, or they could be very desperate in searching for food and just kept traveling up the inlet,” Slater said.Seabird die-offs have been recorded all along the West Coast of the U.S. in Washington, Oregon and California this year. Slater estimates that a large number of murres have died around Kachemak bay.“Based on the duration of the time that we’ve had carcasses being reported to us, I would say, it’s into the thousands, certainly, throughout Kachemak Bay,” Slater said.The dead murres are being counted by citizen scientists all along the Spit and along the beach up to Anchor Point.“They’ve been doing this for several years and so there’s been a baseline established of what we would consider being a normal winter … and so far, it’s been at least six times the normal background amount that’s been observed,” Slater said.Slater says citizen scientists mark the murres with color-coded zip ties around a wing or foot and if you see a bird with a zip tie she says you should not disturb it because it’s part of a study.Anecdotal reports of dead murres and other birds are coming in from across the bay. They’ve also had reports of dead tufted puffins, horned puffins and an ancient murrelet. She says the birds, along with murres, feed on small fish or dive to get invertebrates during summer. They dive for squid, crustaceans and krill during winter.Slater says murre carcasses were sent to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin where bird flu was ruled out. The dead birds seem to have starved, but Slater says there could be other factors.“There are analyses that are pending. So it could be something that had to do with PSP, like paralytic shellfish poisoning that was ingested at some point, but that is still unknown,” Slater said.Results from those tests should be back in January. That’s also when Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge biologist Heather Renner will present a paper on the murre die-off at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage.Share this story:
By LaoisToday Reporter – 31st October 2019 The Castletown footballers and Sarsfields Ladies footballers saw their journeys ended but Rosenallis hurlers marched on.They are in action on Saturday in O’Moore Park against the Kilkenny champions while Rathdowney-Errill, Mountmellick and the Camross camogie team are also in action this weekend. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter GAA Pinterest LISTEN: Leinster championship, Cumann na mBunscol and All Stars – it’s all in our latest GAA Podcast Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Twitter Previous articleThree Laois players named on the Hurling Shinty International Squads this weekendNext articleLaois U-20 football trials set to continue tonight LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp We take a look at all of those games and also discuss some of the main GAA stories from the past seven days.The Cumann na mBunscol football finals, the Divisional Competition, U-20 hurling and football championships and the All-Stars all get a mention.No guest this week so Steven Miller is joined once again by Alan Hartnett.But we have a huge guest lined up for next weekend’s Podcast so stay tuned for that.Check out the latest discussion below:SEE ALSO – Laois hit by overnight crime spree as host of businesses, schools and homes hit Home We Are Laois Podcasts LISTEN: Leinster championship, Cumann na mBunscol and All Stars – it’s all… We Are LaoisPodcasts Our latest GAA Podcast is here.The majority of the action may be concluded for 2019 but we still have plenty to talk about.A host of Laois clubs are currently involved in Leinster action and we review how last weekend went and look ahead to this weekend. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE North Calls for UFG Cancellation Facebook Twitter Chris Green RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China By Chris Green – 2011.08.08 5:54pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea has called for the upcoming joint US-South Korea joint military exercises (Ulchi Freedom Guardian, or UFG) to be cancelled in order for the two countries to exhibit the sincere desire to improve relations with North Korea, according to a piece carried by Chosun Central News Agency today.The KCNA piece cites North Korea’s Panmunjom Mission as stating on Sunday that the U.S. and South Korea “must officially express their will to normalize Chosun-U.S. and North-South relations by cancelling the UFG exercises. Looked at in the light of the people’s hopes for August 15th to be a turning point in North-South relations, enforcing joint military exercises the very next day is itself set to negate the whole idea of improving relations.” “If the U.S. sincerely has the will to turn the current armistice system into a peace system, then they must at least show that will to the outside world on a practical basis by cancelling this year’s joint military exercises,” it went on to reiterate. “They have to show the will to denuclearize the Chosun Peninsula by making the political decision to cancel the joint military exercises.”The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercises are due to begin on August 16th and run until the 25th. They are a constant source of aggravation for the North Korean regime, which last year warned in a Rodong Shinmun piece that UFG represents “the manifestation of a wicked plan to start the second Korean War by destroying peace and intensifying tensions on the Chosun Peninsula,” and proclaiming that “South Chosun must remember that it will not be safe if it keeps provoking war.”
Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year iA Clarington aims for sleeker, cleaner product lineup Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) Thursday announced the launch of its new asset management business, Sun Life Investment Management Inc., that will specialize in providing private asset class pooled funds and investment strategies for defined benefit pension plans and other institutional investors in Canada. “Through this initiative we will be offering the same types of expertise to third-party clients that we have built over the decades to manage our insurance assets,” Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial said in a releases. Keywords Institutional investors, Asset management companiesCompanies Sun Life Financial Inc. IE Staff “This broadens the asset management pillar of our enterprise strategy, providing an excellent complement to MFS Investment Management, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. and our Asian asset management businesses. We are starting the new business in Canada and intend to expand it to other markets over time.” The new business will operate under the brand name Sun Life Investment Management, which also encompasses the investment operations of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada that manages approximately $100 billion in assets, including approximately $38 billion in private asset class investments. Sun Life Investment Management is headed by Steve Peacher, Sun Life Financial’s executive vice president and chief investment officer, who leads an investments team of more than 200 employees worldwide. As its initial product suite, Sun Life Investment Management Inc. will offer three pooled funds — Sun Life Private Fixed Income Plus Fund, Sun Life Canadian Commercial Mortgage Fund, and Sun Life Canadian Real Estate Fund — as well as liability driven investment strategies, which are separately managed client accounts custom-built to align with a client’s distinct liability profile. Pending final regulatory approvals the funds are expected to be available starting later this quarter or in the second quarter this year. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Victoria to be classified as low-risk from tonight Peter Gutwein,PremierThe Government’s number one priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been the health and safety of Tasmanians and it is pleasing to note the improving situation around the country following the recent outbreaks in Victoria, NSW and WA.I can confirm that from 12.01am tonight, Victoria will once again be classified as a low-risk area, with unrestricted travel to anyone who has not been in a high-risk premises at the dates and times identified by Public Health.If you have been at one of those high-risk premises at the specified dates and times, you will not be able to enter Tasmania unless authorised as an Essential Traveller, in which case quarantine and other restrictions can apply.With regard to Terminal 4 in Melbourne Airport, which was classified as a hot-spot, this classification has now reduced, identifying just those people who purchased food or drink, or sat at the Brunetti café between 4.45am and 2pm on February 9. Those people will need to remain in quarantine for the 14 day period.Anyone else who spent time in Terminal 4 more broadly during this specified period will no longer need to quarantine from midnight tonight on the proviso they have returned a negative coronavirus test.We recognise the impact these restrictions have had on many people who had planned holidays, business and other travel, and I thank them for their understanding and patience as the situation has been brought under control.Public Health will be contacting those people currently in quarantine to confirm they can leave after 12.01am tonight, and it is important to wait until you have been contacted before leaving.Additionally, with the situation in NSW now largely under control, I am pleased we have been able to remove a number of high-risk sites over recent days as their 14 day risk period has expired.In regards to New Zealand, the current restrictions remain in place at this stage with Auckland, Taranaki and Waikato remaining high-risk.Importantly, Tasmania is ready for the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program next week.The vaccine is safe, free and effective, with the first doses set to arrive on Sunday. The aim is to have fully vaccinated Tasmania’s priority populations of around 14,000 people with the Pfizer vaccine by mid-April.At the same time as the start of vaccinations at the Royal Hobart Hospital next week, the Commonwealth will begin its rollout program in residential aged and disability care facilities with the first vaccinations being delivered in the North West.This is good news for our State and another important marker in our fight against this insidious disease that has impacted everyone over this past year.The vaccine, while not a silver bullet, is an important safeguard to help protect ourselves, our loved ones and the community.A lot of work has got us to where we are today, and I am very thankful Tasmania is in such a good place, with our economy rebounding and jobs returning.But there is still a long way to go and it is important we continue to practice COVID-safe behaviours.Remember to maintain physical distancing and good hand hygiene, stay home if you’re sick, and make sure you get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms. /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:Auckland, AusPol, Australia, commonwealth, Government, health, health and safety, Hobart, Melbourne, New Zealand, NSW, Pfizer, public health, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, vaccination, Victoria, WA, Waikato
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RelatedPM Outlines Three-Pronged Approach for National Security FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, has said that the Government is pursuing a three-pronged approach to national security and the safety of the Jamaican people.She identified the strategies as: institutional improvements; targeting organized crime; and engendering trust.“We have been building the human resource capacity, increasing training, improving skills and the technology available to the police force,” the Prime Minister outlined.Mrs. Simpson Miller was speaking at the official opening of the newly constructed Falmouth Police Station, in Trelawny, on March 6.The Prime Minister pointed out that the policy of the Government is to transform the Police Force into a modern, more effective, responsive and responsible police service.“The transformation is required if we are to achieve our national development goal of creating a Jamaican society that is safe, cohesive and just,” she emphasized.She noted that over the last year the Government spent some $500 million to upgrade police facilities islandwide, despite the funding constraints being experienced in all departments. The Prime Minister said this was done so that the police can be more comfortable, and the public can receive better service. “My administration believes in strengthening partnerships between the police and the community, and placing the interest of the community and residents at the centre of national security policy,” she said.Mrs. Simpson Miller called for unity, peace and love to be practised in the communities across the island, noting that the lack thereof forms part of the challenges being experienced by the country. She emphasized that strong united communities will lead to strong parishes, and ultimately a strong nation.She argued that crime fighting strategies will only succeed in strong united communities with a resolve to stand up against criminal activities.Construction of the Falmouth Police Station was implemented by the Engineering Regiment of the Jamaica Defence Force, with assistance from the Jamaica Constabulary Force. It was built at a cost of approximately $270 million by the government, through the Urban Development Corporation, with support from the Petro Caribe Development Fund.The complex has several buildings, with living accommodation for up to 200 police officers, cells for up to 50 prisoners, and several other facilities. RelatedPM Outlines Three-Pronged Approach for National Security Advertisements PM Outlines Three-Pronged Approach for National Security National SecurityMarch 7, 2013 RelatedPM Outlines Three-Pronged Approach for National Security