Noel Edmonds brands Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” over Lloyds investment

first_imgTuesday 18 September 2018 5:58 pm Share Jessica Clark TV presenter Noel Edmonds branded the Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” for investing in Lloyds Bank and failing to meet with HBOS fraud victims. The Deal or No Deal star, who is seeking £64m in damages from Lloyds, said Justin Welby was a hypocrite after the church leader last week mounted an attack on zero hours contracts and companies such as Amazon, despite revelations that the Church itself uses the same type of contracts.  whatsapp More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Noel Edmonds brands Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” over Lloyds investment whatsapp Lloyds Banking Group is one of the Church Commissioners 20 most valuable share holdings, according to last year’s annual report. City AM has approached Lambeth Palace for comment. Read more: Lloyds Bank private equity arm invests £25m in energy price comparison firm Read more: Lloyds Banking Group closes another 15 branches“Does he have a divine right to be an arsehole?” Edmonds said during a panel at the SME Alliance meeting, ITV news reported. “And I reckon that I’m justified in calling him that and much worse because he won’t meet me or any Lloyds victims and the church is one of the biggest investors in Lloyds Banking Group.”“Justin Welby, [you] used the expression but I think you are the reincarnation of an ancient evil,” he said.Bankers at the HBOS branch in Reading were jailed last year for a £245m scam, which destroyed a number of businesses as the proceeds were spent on holidays, luxury goods and prostitutes. last_img read more

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A deal by (next) Christmas? Ex-trade bosses weigh up PM’s claims

first_imgYet Cable says it would not be so simple. Should the UK and EU diverge, negotiations over “rules of origin” issues would become much more complicated. For example, if the UK agrees with, say, the US to cut tariffs on car parts, then they would come into Britain at a lower rate than into the rest of the EU. To make sure it isn’t undercut, the bloc would then collect duties on British vehicles using those parts. This requires intricate agreements, Cable says. Harry Robertson A major problem is that Britain hasn’t worked out how far it wants to diverge from EU rules in the hopes of securing deals with countries further afield, says former EU trade commissioner Mandelson. He says the government “rhetorically want to go one way but don’t want to face the economic consequences”. Hutton, business secretary under Gordon Brown, says Britain needs a “grown-up debate” about the sort of deal it wants. Cable worries about the time-frame, given the complexities of finance. “There is a big gap in expectations between what the City would like and what’s likely to come out of a trade agreement that was negotiated quickly,” he says. Read more: Former trade bosses question Boris Johnson’s trade deal claims A deal by (next) Christmas? Ex-trade bosses weigh up PM’s claims The private view of Brussels bosses is not optimistic. “Eleven months is very unrealistic for such wide-ranging negotiations” was the verdict of EU negotiator Michel Barnier, revealed in leaked private remarks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resounding election victory sets the clock ticking for an EU trade deal (Getty Images) Johnson’s newfound majority is likely to give him a stronger hand. The hardline Brexiters within the party pushing for Johnson to go for an effective no-deal Brexit at the end of 2020 have been weakened. With the ability to get whatever he’d like through parliament, Johnson may go slightly ‘softer’ and could even ask for an extension in July. Read more: Donald Trump: UK free to strike ‘massive’ trade deal with US after Tory election win Former Liberal Democrat leader Cable was UK business secretary (and de facto trade secretary) in the coalition during tortuous trade talks between the EU and US. He says a UK-EU deal could indeed be done “in a very short period of time” if it was “just a very simple agreement to tariff-free trade in areas which are already tariff-free”. The future of the City There is one certainty: that the PM faces a daunting task when the post-election glow has faded. Whether he achieves a deal or not, 2020 will not be an easy ride for the government. Heseltine says talks will be like all negotiations, with each player out for itself. “At every stage there will be political controversy.” Monday 16 December 2019 11:28 am Read more: Boris Johnson thanks north of England for breaking voting habits of a generation Yet another repeatedly raised issue is that the PM has no such intentions. His Brexit deal with the EU removed the chummier language Theresa May’s had included, saying the future trade relationship would be “ambitious” rather than “as close as possible”. So who’s right? City A.M. asked five former UK trade and business secretaries – all of whom were president of the Board of Trade – their views. whatsapp Perhaps unsurprisingly, the group is split along Brexit lines. Remainers Sir Vince Cable, Lord Michael Heseltine, Lord John Hutton, and Lord Peter Mandelson all – with varying levels of gusto – pour cold water on the idea of reaching a satisfactory trade deal by 2021. Brexiter Lord Peter Lilley, on the other hand, deems it “eminently doable”. Former EU finance commissioner and current Tory peer Lord Jonathan Hill has argued that Britain’s financial eminence means it should go its own way and refuse to be rule-takers. Yet he has said there is a trade-off: worse market access has costs. Yet Hutton says the UK’s experience pales compared to the EU’s. “Let’s be honest,” he says, “they are the best and most skillful trade negotiators in the world and we are the new kids on the block.” Show Comments ▼ Share However, the former cabinet ministers touch on a number of the same issues. One is the fact that the EU will happily grant Johnson a deal by the end of the year, replete with access to its deep markets, so long as he abides by its rules. The UK also faces another, simpler challenge. Due to EU membership it hasn’t negotiated a trade deal for itself in decades. Lilley says Britain has some good people – currently trade secretary Liz Truss, for example. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndo Former trade secretary and deputy PM Heseltine says France, the Netherlands and Germany all “have ambitions for the market that is presently represented in the City of London”. Hutton says market access will “come with a quid pro quo: ‘You want access here, we want to do this”. This will take time, he says. whatsapp No delays, no excuses. That was the mantra of Boris Johnson’s hugely successful election campaign. At its heart was an ambitious commitment to get a trade deal with the European Union wrapped up by the end of the transition period – 31 December 2020. Sir Vince Cable was business secretary and president of the Board of Trade in the 2010-15 coalition government A daunting task Another commonly raised issue is financial services, the sector which makes up a whopping seven per cent of the UK economy. The EU’s outgoing finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis warned earlier this month in the Financial Times that the UK’s rights to access the bloc’s markets could be withdrawn if Britain engaged “in some kind of deregulation”. Lilley – trade secretary under Margaret Thatcher and John Major – is in agreement. “This trade deal starts where most other trade deals end up,” he says. Agreements over areas where the two sides diverge on rules and regulations can be “readily done” in a year.last_img read more

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Sports Direct boss Ashley under fire from Scottish MPs over USC

first_img whatsapp Sports Direct boss Ashley under fire from Scottish MPs over USC Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmcenter_img whatsapp MIKE ASHLEY could face a grilling by Scottish MPs over the administration of clothing retailer USC, with politicians pressing to launch a full parliamentary investigation into his activities.The Scottish Affairs Committee is launching an inquiry into the fast fashion chain, with MPs last week branding the redundancies of more than 200 people as “despicable” and “appalling”. Ashley put USC into administration last month, saying all stores were to close; it was bought out soon after by Republic, which Ashley also owns. Although the vast majority of jobs were saved, those working in a depot in Dundonald, Ayrshire, were not so lucky and were let go. Labour backbencher Brian Donohoe, who secured the debate that took place last week, said he had been asked to attend a meeting at his Central Ayrshire constituency to give members of the Commons Scottish Affairs and Business Committees first-hand accounts of their treatment, the Herald reports.He said MPs would be listening to the workers to “use the feedback to press for a full parliamentary investigation into Ashley’s activities”. “We can’t allow someone to operate in this way,” Donohoe is reported as saying. “These people were thrown on to the scrapheap without the pay they were due, without the bonus they were promised and not a penny in redundancy money. The taxpayer has been left to pick up the bill.”“There are many questions to be answered about how the business has been run, about the administration process and about the total lack of consultation with staff and government officials.”Donohoe, who is also the secretary of Westminster’s Rangers Supporters Club, is also hoping to remove Ashley from involvement in the Scottish football club. Monday 2 February 2015 8:18 pm Express KCS Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on RTE News

first_img Facebook Previous article2020 Remembered: Portlaoise business does their part and features in emotional episode of DIY SOSNext article2020 Remembered: Pubs closed, residents in fear as Laois town in lockdown and under siege LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th December 2020 Twitter Home We Are Laois 2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on… We Are Laois Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest WhatsApp 2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on RTE News Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Billy Sheehan and his three sons Timmy, Billy and Davie made appearances on RTE News last night.The segment, presented by Evanne Ni Chuilinn, was looking at how members of the St Jude’s GAA club, who Sheehan transferred to from Emo in 2016, are managing during the Coronavirus pandemic.With GAA facilities set to be closed until July 20 at the earliest, most footballers and hurlers are having to make do with whatever space they have in their homes to keep their skills up.But we’re fairly certain they’d all like to be living in the Sheehan’s as their back garden doesn’t have any grass – instead it has an astroturf surface.A wall, with signs of badges including Liverpool, Laois, St Jude’s and Austin Stacks, encloses the pitch while a green mesh is above that to prevent any stray balls from flying into adjoining gardens.And to top it all off – the garden even has floodlights to ensure that the matches can go on long into the night.RTE reporter Ni Chuilinn described it as a ‘field of dreams’ and it most certainly is.8-year-old Timmy, who recently dyed his hair alongside his dad to raise thousands of euro for the Do It For Dan campaign, explained how his dad made the pitch because they can’t go play in the usual way.His brother Billy told how he is improving his soloing everyday while youngest brother Davie says he loves playing matches.There was no sign of mam Marie Crowe, but as a former St Patrick’s Athletic footballer, the 2FM Game On presenter is most likely more than capable of mixing it with the lads.Scroll to a minute in the clip below to check it out:SEE ALSO – For more 2020 Remembered stories, click herecenter_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGS2020 Remembered Former Laois stalwart, Billy Sheehan, created an astroturf pitch in his back garden for his three children to practice their footballing skills on. Floodlights, astroturf and badges of all your favourites teams hanging on the wall – wouldn’t you only love to be a child growing up in this house!A former Laois footballer’s back garden is probably the best place to spend lockdown at the moment. Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

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Average price of land in Laois increases as supply dries up

first_img By Steven Miller – 19th March 2021 Council Home News Farming Average price of land in Laois increases as supply dries up NewsFarming RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Average price of land in Laois increases as supply dries up Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleTuohy set for latest campaign as new Australian Rules season gets underwayNext articleContest for Fine Gael seat down to two candidates as former councillor James Daly withdraws from race 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. Facebook TAGSIrish Farmers JournalLand Price Survey WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Twitter Facebook The average price of farmland sold in Laois in 2020 increased to almost €14,000 an acre, according to the Irish Farmers Journal annual Land Price report.The figures which are published this week show that the average price of farmland in the county was €13,713 per acre, up from €11,523 per acre in 2019. It is now at its highest rate since the mid 2000s.The Laois figure is once again well ahead of the national average of €10,316 per acre and is the fourth highest in the country behind only Kildare at €16,446 per acre, Waterford at €16,367 and Wexford at €13,858.However there was a sharp decline in the amount of land offered for sale in Laois in 2020, with just 723.5 acres up for sale compared to over 1,900 in each of the past three years.However, when you take out the 1,200 acres in the Abbeyleix estate that were put up for sale in 2019, the amount of land offered for sale in 2020 is quite similar to 2019.It does show a significant drop from 2018 and that is reflected in the number of farms that came up for sale – 25 in 2020 is similar to the 28 in 2019 but a long way off the 45 in 2018.Nationally the number of acres offered for sale were down by 25.4% with the number of farms for sale dropping from 1,331 to 943, a drop of over 29%. It is the third year in a row that this figures have shown a downward trend.“Of the 25 farms offered for sale in Laois last year, 20 were under 40 acres in size,” reported the Farmers Journal.The other five were between 40 acres and 99 acres, meaning there was no farm offered for sale of over 100 acres.“Among the farms sold was the 35.9 acres at Rathmakelly, Ballacolla. This good ground make €715,000 at auction or €19,905 per acre.“The auction of 40.6 acres at Clonboyne (outside Portlaoise) achieved an even stronger price. It made €945,000 or €23,275 per acre.“In contrast, 37 acres at Churchtown Lane, near Mountrath, made €295,000 at auction, equivalent to €7,972 per acre.”SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Despite the pandemic a Laois village got its first ever St Patrick’s Day parade this year Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

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MX issues guidelines for setting disciplinary penalties

first_img Specifically, the guidelines will be used to determine whether disciplinary sanctions are “fair and appropriate” and to ensure that penalties represent an appropriate deterrent, the MX says in a notice. The MX’s regulatory division will consult the guidelines when evaluating whether a proposed settlement is reasonable and when proposing penalties to a disciplinary committee. In addition, the guidance will allow market participants to understand the underlying principles the regulatory division uses when it determines disciplinary sanctions. Separately, the MX also announced the creation of a new regulatory consultative group to engage directly with market participants “to exchange ideas, insights and perspective regarding regulation, certain rule amendment proposals, guidelines and FAQs.” The MX is seeking industry personnel to sit on the group for a two-year term. The MX intends to meet with the group on a bi-annual basis. Applications to serve on the group are due by Jan. 20, 2017. Photo copyright: ashdesign/123RF James Langton Related news TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies Montreal Exchange New guidance from Montreal Exchange (MX) issued on Tuesday sets out the factors that it will consider when setting disciplinary penalties. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Transition to shorter T+2 settlement now underway wisitporn/123RF U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions TSX proposes flat fee for retail market datalast_img read more

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BMO Financial Group reports $1.59B Q1 profit, tops expectations

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BMO Financial Group beat expectations and reported a first-quarter profit of $1.59 billion as the bank worked to expand its footprint south of the border.The Toronto-based bank said its profit for the quarter ended Jan. 31 was up from $1.51 billion in the same period a year earlier and amounted to $2.37 per diluted share, an increase from $2.28 per diluted share. Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Tara DeschampsCanadian Press Related news Indianapolis - Circa June 2017: Signage and Logo of BMO Harris Bank. BMO Harris is one of the Largest Banks in the Midwest V 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Keywords Earnings,  Banking industryCompanies BMO Financial Group TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning The results came as the bank has focused on digital innovation by launching BMO Insights, which uses artificial intelligence to help customers manage their day-to-day finances and cash flow.It’s also prioritized expanding its brick-and-mortar presence in the U.S. BMO recently opened new private wealth offices in both Dallas and Atlanta and announced the opening of its first commercial banking office in Los Angeles in the quarter.On a conference call with financial analysts, BMO chief executive Darryl White characterized the moves as a sign of the bank’s commitment to North American customers.“This is a great example of how we’re increasing our wealth penetration with our commercial and business banking customers, a key growth segment for BMO,” he said.The moves helped the bank report a revenue of nearly $6.75 billion, up from nearly $6.52 billion.The growth was offset in part by higher provisions for credit losses and expenses. It reported a provision for credit losses of $349 million, compared with $137 million a year earlier.On an adjusted basis, BMO said it earned $2.41 per diluted share, an increase from $2.32 per diluted share in the same quarter a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of $2.37 per diluted share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.BMO shares were down $1.72 or nearly 2% at $97.75 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in trading Tuesday morning.Looking at the quarter, White said he believes the bank performed well, has significant momentum and several businesses increasing their market share.David Casper, BMO’s U.S. chief executive, predicted that will continue because of the bank’s January announcement that it will acquire Clearpool Group Inc., a New-York-based provider of holistic electronic trading solutions.It also purchased New York-based KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, a fixed income broker-dealer specializing in U.S. mortgage and asset-backed securities, last year.“All of those are investments that are continuing to grow and will bear fruit over time, and so I do have good confidence in our U.S. business and the growth that we see there,” Casper said.The bank will also be watching for any impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to a handful of Canadians and tens of thousands more around the globe.Patrick Cronin, BMO’s chief risk officer, said it is “probably too early to tell” what impact the outbreak could have on BMO’s business, but the bank is first concerned with the health and safety of employees in Asia and other affected regions.“We’re obviously very focused on business continuity as well to ensure that we’ve got continuity in all of our regions in the event it gets worse,” he said.BMO has yet to see any short-term impacts from the outbreak, but said potential affects will take longer to notice in its credit portfolios.Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada also said when they reported their results that they have yet to see an impact from the outbreak.BMO also announced two appointments on Tuesday. Effective March 1, Cam Fowler will serve as chief strategy and operations officer, and Erminia Johannson will serve as group head, North American personal and business banking.last_img read more

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COHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer

first_imgRelatedCOHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer RelatedCOHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer RelatedCOHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The 18th Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), which ended yesterday (June 4) in Montego Bay, St. James is being deemed a success by Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer.“We have just ended two days of bruising interventions and the result is a highly successful meeting in terms of effective interactions between the health and education sectors,” Minister Spencer stated at a press briefing held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Spa, which was the conference’s venue.“It is the kind of cross-fertilisation that the Caribbean Community needs to move the integration process forward, and prove once again, that the social sector is a main driver in this process,” he added.Among the matters dealt with by the Ministers of Health and Education from the region, was the H1N1virus. A report from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) indicated that 362 tests have been carried out so far, of which 32 have been diagnosed as positive in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. No death has been recorded.Minister Spencer stated that the virus has underscored the importance and the need for urgent consultations with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), on establishing and sustaining a more effective and efficient Caribbean laboratory network.On the issues of gender and education, Minister Spencer noted that the conference considered the matter of boys’ under-participation and under-achievement in the education system and mandated the convening of a policy forum in 2009 based on a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded study on gender differentials in education. The study was spearheaded by the Regional Co-ordinating Unit of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.Minister of Education and Human Resource Development in Grenada, Franke Alexis Bernadine, stated that the joint approach to Caribbean issues in health and education was an important step for regional integration.“Combining our efforts and looking at a common way to approach such social issues as HIV/AIDS, is the way to go, and this came out of the deliberations of this conference. We looked at and reviewed what sort of programmes we have introduced into our schools and how can we better and more effectively get that health message across to education, as the two (sectors) collaborate in the interest of our people,” Ms. Bernadine said. COHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer Health & WellnessJune 5, 2009last_img read more

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Accepting all PESRAC recommendations

first_imgAccepting all PESRAC recommendations Peter Gutwein,PremierLast year I established the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC), to provide advice to the Government on strategies and initiatives to support the short to medium, and the longer term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Today I am making the final PESRAC report public, and the Government will accept all 52 recommendations.We have faced our darkest hour in Tasmania and we now have the opportunity to start our next chapter, grasping bold new opportunities to stand us in good stead for the future, create jobs and continue to grow the economy.PESRAC’s report presents future-focused opportunities, and my Government has shown it has the courage and decision-making initiative to make that happen.The report takes a whole-of-state approach, and identifies priority areas, looking for the common themes across people, place and sectors.The Council consulted extensively and heard from around 3500 Tasmanians through one of the largest listening exercises undertaken in recent years.The 52 recommendations from PESRAC are across five key priority areas. These are:*Jobs and income;*Health and housing;*Community: Connectivity and Engagement;*Environment and Sustainability;*Public Sector Capability.We are committed to delivering on these recommendations, and we are excited about the bold opportunities they will create for our State and our people in this next chapter.Together, we have a plan to secure Tasmania’s future.PESRAC’s final report is available at https://www.pesrac.tas.gov.au/reports /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:AusPol, Australia, council, covid-19, Economy, future, Government, jobs, pandemic, Premier, sustainability, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

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On-Campus Resources Available to Help CU Students Deal With Stress

first_img Published: May 1, 2009 As the end of the school year draws near and many University of Colorado at Boulder students are preparing for and taking final exams, university officials are reminding students that there are several resources on campus to help them deal with stress.Many students tend to rely on friends and family to overcome emotional distress and are unaware of the readily available resources on campus, according to Karen Raforth, director of CU’s Counseling and Psychological Services.”When students are under this kind of deadline, even the basics go out the window,” Raforth said. “For example, they get little sleep, eat poorly and don’t exercise. These behaviors can start a spiral that does not allow a student to fully access his or her brain power.”To help students deal with stress and other issues, CU’s Counseling and Psychological Services office offers free walk-in or call-in appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to all CU students. They provide six free counseling sessions during the academic year to students. For information about the Counseling and Psychological Services office call 303-492-6766 or visit www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling/. If calling after business hours press “2” during the recorded message to speak to a mental health professional.The Wardenburg Health Center’s Psychological Health and Psychiatry Clinic offers free counseling to all CU students with Student Gold insurance and fee-for-service to other students. For information on Wardenburg’s programs visit www.colorado.edu/healthcenter or call 303-492-5654.For a complete list of campus mental health resources visit www.colorado.edu/mentalhealthresources. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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