Best of the Brokers for 26 January 2015

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Express KCS To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] Ireland reiterated its “buy” rating for the packaging company, after a trading update which predicted a “much more challenging outlook” for 2015. The broker noted that the acquisition of Madox last year is performing well but said the firm is facing “a number of headwinds elsewhere”.SPACEANDPEOPLECantor Fitzgerald moved the retail space specialist from a “hold” to a “buy” rating and said it expects the good finish to 2014 to continue. The broker added that recent board changes and cost cuts mean “investors can look forward to sustained growth and a progressive dividend policy”.WHITBREADNumis reiterated its “add” rating for the hospitality company. The broker said the new Hub by Premier Inn offering is an important part of the group’s future hotel growth strategy and added that initial trading at the firm’s first hub has been encouraging. Target price was increased to 5,600p. Sunday 25 January 2015 11:18 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Best of the Brokers for 26 January 2015 last_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 28, 2019

first_img Twitter Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 28, 2019 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 28, 2019 Deaths Pinterest GAA Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDeaths in Laois GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th June 2019 Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Michael DunneBallygormill, Timahoe, LaoisDunne, Ballygormill, Timahoe, Co. Laois. Peacefully at Tullamore Regional Hosp. Michael ( Mick) . Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Liam, Ger, Paddy and Eddie, sisters Marie and Louise. and the late Bernie. Sadly missed by his brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, Grand nephews, grand nieces. Relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at his sister Louise Conroy’s house at Rathleague from 4 pm on Saturday evening with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Sunday morning to arrive at St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe for 10.30 am Requiem Mass. Interment will follow afterwards in Timahoe.Thomas (Tom) BehanGraiguevalla, Errill, LaoisBehan, Graiguevalla, Errill, Co. Laois, 25th of June 2019, Thomas (Tom), in the loving care of Bernie and Staff, Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his wife Mary, deeply regretted by his daughters Mary (Gleeson, Clonmore) and Noreen, brothers Paddy and Willie, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law Phil and Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing in Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore this Thursday evening from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment in Bealady Cemetery afterwards. Family flowers only, House private please.Albert DentonOakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, Offaly/Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully. Loving husband of the late Bridget (Bridie). Sadly missed by his loving son Barry, daughter Anne, sister Audrey, daughter-in-law Jackie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.Reposing at the Nursing Home on Thursday from 7pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Friday at 11:30am arriving St John’s Church Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Irish Cancer Society.Kathleen Donagher (née Horan)Droughill Bishopswood, Portarlington, LaoisFormerly Bracklone Street Portarlington. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Deeply regretted by her loving husband George, family, brothers, grandchildren, extended family and friends.Reposing at her residence on Wednesday from 6pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing on Thursday from 3pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Friday at 9:10am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Friends of Tullamore Hospital.Jack DickinsonDerryguile, Mountmellick, LaoisDickinson, Earlsfield, London and formeryly Derryguile, Mountmellick. Passed away peacefully on March 14th 2019. In his 92nd year. Son of the late John and Mary Dickinson. Jack is dearly missed by his loving wife Pat and his daughter Mary. Predeceased by his daughter Nora. Deeply regretted by his family, brother Billy, sister Mai, nephews, John, Ger, Paddy, Dick and Mark, nieces Catherine and Colette.His daughter Nora’s ashes will be interred also. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick on Saturday, June 29th, at 11am.Thomas (Tom) KeatingKnockbawn, Spink, Abbeyleix, Laois / Mountrath, LaoisTom passed away peacefully in the exceptional care of St. James’ Hospital, Dublin. Beloved brother of Elsie (Igoe), Patty (Critchley) and the late Mona (Casey), and also the late Michael and Jack. Sadly missed by his sisters, nieces, nephews, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Reposing at his residence in Spink from 8pm on Monday evening and Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm to St. Lazarian’s Church, Knock arriving at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Clogh, Castlecomer.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 27, 2019 Previous articleNew home for popular menswear shop FREESOUL as up to 50% off in summer saleNext articleIn Pictures: Huge send off as Portarlington set for Feile challenge LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook GAA Pinterest WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Economy rallies in North America: report

Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan IE Staff Related news “Differences in ideology are sidetracking U.S. policy makers from negotiating a compromise on the deficit, which industry reports suggest will significantly slow economic growth and damage confidence in the U.S. economy,” said Daniel Theriault, chief investment strategist, BMO Harris Private Banking. “But behind the scenes, both sides are working towards an agreement that will likely emerge over the next three to six months and further stimulate the economy.” U.S. Employment grew by 157,000 new jobs in January, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing business activity was strong. The economic picture is less positive across the pond. Europe returned to uncertainty in the wake of the anti-austerity Italian election results, Britain’s loss of its triple-A credit rating and troubling events in Spain, the report states. “This volatile market environment will likely continue until governments in Europe start to focus on measures that will reduce debt and bolster growth,” said Theriault. In Canada, companies in the mining and construction sectors have been reluctant to spend in the last few months, the report states. This has stalled the pace of business, and caused investors to grow wary. The materials sector dragged down overall economic performance, an indication that a full export recovery is still in the early stages, the report notes. “Canada’s export sector relies heavily on robust economies in the U.S. and China, neither of which has hit their stride yet,” said Theriault. Favourable Canadian economic growth signs were also noted in the report, including the fact that the S&P/TSX equity index delivered respectable returns for February – 1.08%, continuing the momentum from January. Keywords Economic indicators The North American economy experienced positive growth in February despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe and China, reveals a report released Wednesday by BMO Harris Private Banking’ The report notes the U.S. economy continues to improve, despite the inability of U.S. politicians to avert sequestration, leading to the U.S. Treasury to withhold US$85 billion needed to run federal agencies. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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CFTC awards whistleblower US$10 million

first_imgJames Langton Keywords WhistleblowersCompanies Commodity Futures Trading Commission The CFTC did not reveal the details of whistleblower cases in order to protect the identity and confidentiality of whistleblowers. As with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) program, the CFTC’s whistleblower program was created in the wake of the financial crisis to pay monetary awards to tipsters that come forward with information that leads an enforcement action that results in monetary sanctions of at least US$1 million. Under the program, whistleblowers are eligible to receive between 10% and 30% of the monetary sanctions collected. “By providing robust financial incentives and enhanced protections to whistleblowers, the commission incentivizes people to come forward with high quality information about serious violations of the law that we might not otherwise uncover. An award this size shows the importance that the commission places on incentivizing future whistleblowers,” says Aitan Goelman, director of the CFTC’s enforcement division, in a statement. “The whistleblower program is working. My hope is that this multi-million-dollar award will encourage others to come forward with information that will assist the commission in protecting our markets,” added Christopher Ehrman, director of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Office. In Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is planning to introduce its own whistleblower program modelled on the SEC/CFTC approach, albeit with some differences in how awards are calculated and funded. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news SEC’s whistleblower payouts top US$900 millioncenter_img Prospect of whistleblower riches causes friction Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced their first big, multi-million-dollar whistleblower award on Monday, under a program that’s similar to the one adopted by securities regulators. The CFTC has awarded more than US$10 million to a whistleblower who provided original information that led to a successful enforcement action by the commission. The award is by far the largest made under the CFTC’s whistleblower program so far. The two previous awards were for US$240,000 and US$290,000. Zoom seminar debacle attracts OSC warninglast_img read more

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OSFI proposes changes to bank capital rules

first_img Related news How should banks allocate capital for crypto? OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The draft guideline includes planned revisions to the treatment of insured residential mortgages to reflect the changing risks in the Canadian mortgage market, and aims to clarify the conditions for mortgage insurance to curb risk for regulatory capital purposes. “These changes aim to reinforce the need for banks to exercise prudent underwriting and proper due diligence when originating insured mortgages,” the federal regulator says in a news release. Also included are proposals to adopt requirements agreed by global banking regulators, including setting out OSFI’s approach to the implementation of the Basel III countercyclical buffer regime in Canada, and providing guidance on the application of the Basel rules for equity investment in funds. Other revisions aim to clarify how OSFI’s capital framework will apply to federal credit unions, particularly in terms of qualifying capital instruments, deductions from capital, and transitioning of non-qualifying instruments. The deadline for comments on the proposed changes is Oct. 18. OSFI plans to implement the changes on Nov. 1 for institutions with an Oct. 31 yearend, and Jan. 1, 2017 for firms with a Dec. 31 yearend. OSFI also announced on Friday it is delaying implementation of a couple of planned reforms: the new standardized approach to counterparty credit risk; and revisions to the capital requirements for bank exposures to central counterparties (CCPs). That’s “because it is not clear that these requirements will be implemented by the majority of key competitors in foreign markets by January of 2017,” writes Carolyn Rogers, assistant superintendent, regulation sector, in a letter to sent to federally regulated financial institutions. OSFI is committed to implementing these reforms in a co-ordinated way, the letter says, and it now intends to implement these rules in the first quarter of 2018, assuming that foreign market counterparties confirm they are ready to adopt them during 2017. The deadline for comments on the proposed changes is Oct. 18. OSFI is planning to implement the changes on Nov. 1 for institutions with an Oct. 31 year end, and Jan. 1, 2017 for firms with a Dec. 31 year end. Photo copyright: vichie81/123RF James Langton Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) on Friday released for public consultation revisions to its Capital Adequacy Requirements Guideline (CAR). Keywords Banking industryCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto home sales tank 40% in July last_img read more

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Return and Earn releases new Local Government Report to mark scheme’s 3rd birthday

first_imgReturn and Earn releases new Local Government Report to mark scheme’s 3rd birthday Exchange for Change, scheme coordinator of Return and EarnReturn and Earn has celebrated its third birthday this month with Danielle Smalley, CEO of scheme coordinator Exchange for Change, today praising the contribution of local councils to the success of the scheme, which has resulted in a community-wide shift in attitudes to waste and tonnes of drink containers returned for recycling since the scheme launched in December 2017.Today, 75% of NSW residents have participated in the scheme and two out of every three drink containers supplied into the state in the last 12 months have been recycled through the scheme.“NSW councils have been crucial to engaging local residents in container recycling at a community level.“Be they landlords of return points, providing their communities with access; supporters actively encouraging locals to participate; or sharing in the refund from containers collected by material recovery facilities processing kerbside material to put back into programs benefitting their community, local councils all over NSW have helped shift attitudes to litter and recycling at a grassroots level,” Ms Smalley said.Releasing the Local Government Network Collection Volumes Report for the last three years together, Ms Smalley noted 29 local councils currently host return points on council land enabling the scheme to continue to provide convenient community access to return points and providing councils with a reliable income stream through return point hosting fees.Such councils include Hornsby Shire, landlord of the new Greenway Park reverse vending machine (RVM) which is the ninth return point to open in the Hornsby local government area; Warrumbungle Shire Council in far west NSW which hosts two over-the-counter return points and Lismore Council in the north who hosts an automated depot.James Dorney, CEO of NSW network operator TOMRA Cleanaway congratulated all NSW councils for their enthusiastic support of the scheme, which has strongly contributed to the billions of bottles and cans returned through Return and Earn since the scheme launched 3 years ago.“The benefits of the scheme to our community are clear – 4.6 billion containers that now have a new life as a valuable resource, less litter in our parks and waterways, and $460 million in refunds back into the hands of the community helping bolster local business and charities,” Mr Dorney said.“The strength of partnerships with local governments and the Return and Earn scheme is evidenced through the number of return points hosted across the state by councils which is increasing each year”.This change in attitude to litter and recycling can be seen across NSW with 64% of NSW residents stating the scheme will increase the amount of recycling they do.“The remarkable success of the NSW container deposit scheme in its first three years is a result of the joint efforts between State and Local Government, industry and the community. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the next three,” Ms Smalley added.The latest Return and Earn Local Government Network Collection Volumes Report is available at https://www.exchangeforchange.com.au/who-we-are/publications-and-reports.html. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, community, council, Government, industry, Lismore, local council, Local Government, NSW, recyclinglast_img read more

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Taskforce Integrity stamps out welfare system abuse

first_imgTaskforce Integrity stamps out welfare system abuse More than $13 million in welfare payments have been recovered and about 650 matters referred for criminal prosecution under a joint Services Australia and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce that detects and disrupts criminal activity within the welfare system.Taskforce Integrity focuses on criminal networks and individuals that steal identities to hijack customer payments and also identifies welfare recipients with large amounts of unexplained wealth. The misuse of identity information for fraud and other criminal purposes causes substantial harm to Services Australia’s customers and the economy each year.The taskforce has identified approximately 350 victims through its operations and investigations and Services Australia has offered support to those affected.In the recent Operation BLACKSTONE, an offender used stolen identities to create several fraudulent myGov accounts and redirected $18,000 in welfare payments into bank accounts he controlled. Services Australia staff identified the suspicious activity and led the investigation, which ultimately resulted in an arrest.Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said the Australian Government initiative was a great example of agencies working together to combat fraud. Services Australia continues to build its relationships across government and non-government agencies, as well as international entities, to maintain the integrity of the system of social supports and deal with those who seek to abuse that system.‘We have seen many successful operations this year, uncovering fraud in family day care payments, pandemic relief payments, disaster recovery payments and the more routine range of welfare payments,’ Minister Robert said.‘Services Australia has provided an essential safety net for millions of Australians this year, which is why we are so intent on stamping out this kind of opportunistic fraud – it’s an insult to those who are doing it tough and often targets our most vulnerable.’Services Australia has specialised teams that are highly skilled in detecting and investigating fraudulent activity and we work closely with other Commonwealth agencies to respond quickly to fraud risk.Minister Robert confirmed Services Australia criminal investigations, incorporating Taskforce Integrity activity, resulted in the referral of over 450 matters to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions last financial year and 196 to the end of November this financial year.Minister Robert welcomed collaboration with bodies like the Australian Taxation Office’s Serious Financial Crimes Taskforce and AUSTRAC’s Fintel Alliance.‘The agency’s contribution to the Commonwealth’s multi-agency taskforce Operation ASHIBA has disrupted and dismantled organised and systemic criminal syndicates,’ Minister Robert said.‘The recent joint ‘Operation Iris-Ayton’ uncovered sophisticated fraud in family day care, while ‘Operation Persei’ recently led to charges for a couple defrauding both the child care and National Disability Insurance Schemes.‘Australians want to be assured the support and assistance available through Services Australia is going to those that need and warrant it – not to unscrupulous criminals.‘Despite the incredible demands placed on the agency in delivering support to those who need it most this year, I’m very pleased to see the integrity of these payments maintained through this dedicated work.’ /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, AUSTRAC, Australia, Australian, Australian federal police, Australian Government, Australian Taxation Office, commonwealth, disability, Federal, Government, insurance scheme, investigation, National Disability Insurance Scheme, operation, prosecution, social services, Suspiciouslast_img read more

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Helping Tasmanian workers into jobs

first_imgHelping Tasmanian workers into jobs Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Education and TrainingThe Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the importance of having the skilled workforce to support our economy as part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.That’s why today, we are unveiling a $20.5 million package to get Tasmanian workers into jobs.A key recommendation of PESRAC Report is the creation of Jobs Tasmania Local Networks to strengthen the links to job opportunities to ensure more Tasmanians have the opportunity to live and work in the place they call home.We will work to establish these local networks that link to our existing hubs, however we know Tasmanians businesses need workers now.Our two-year, $20.5 million package to help Tasmanian workers into jobs includes:$6.5 million over two years for the Tasmanian Employer Bonus to help employers take on long-term job seekers who need a fair go, with a $6,500 bonus for those employers.$3 million to fund an additional 600 training places in Certificate III in Individual Support, which is the crucial qualification staff need to work in the Aged Care and Disability Support Sectors.$3.2 million for low cost or free buses by expanding our Area Connect Service. This will provide transport to get people to work, training or education where no easy alternative exists. The current six routes will be expanded to service 16 Local Government Areas;$2 million Job Ready Fund to help job seekers with the costs for licencing, working with vulnerable people checks, or a tool-box with equipment necessary for a new job;$2.4 million to expand our successful Job Matching Service and place more jobseekers with local employer vacancies;$1 million investment to extend TasTAFE’s successful Skill Up initiative which provides fee-free training for those hardest hit by COVID in key areas such as health, ICT and business, and tourism and hospitality;$850,000 in the Youth Navigators project for the next 12 months which will see disengaged youth get the extra triage services they need to navigate further education, training or employment opportunities. Through an alliance between Beacon, City Mission, Colony 47, Headspace, Impact Communities and YNOT, young people will receive one-on-one guided support for the next steps in their lives;$400,000 investment to establish a Workers Connect Portal, providing Tasmanian business and jobseekers with authoritative information about local jobs, programs and the support services available; and$200,000 to deliver Regional Jobs Shows and events to showcase local employment and industry opportunities in partnership with regional jobs hubs and community groups.We are also pleased to announce these projects will be managed by our new Jobs and Participation Unit, which will align with the adult learning and vocational training strategies in Skills Tasmania.The Jobs and Participation team will be funded over the next two years to deliver initiatives to ensure Tasmanians can access opportunities in their communities and are ready for work.Tasmania’s recovery from the pandemic is well underway, and we will continue to invest more into the essential services, including the skills Tasmanians need to join the workforce as part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future. /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, AusPol, Australia, Beacon, community, disability, education, employment, Government, headspace, Investment, Local Government, Skills, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Transport, workforce, Youthlast_img read more

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CU Money Sense: Money saving tips for spring break

first_img With spring break quickly approaching at the end of the month, here are some money saving tips whether you are staying in Boulder or traveling.CU Money SenseCU Money Sense is the campus financial wellness program.CU Money SenseBudgetingCredit and credit cards Do a stay-cation. Live in Boulder? Hang at your apartment or house. Catch up on house chores. Get caught up with your studying and school work. Sleep in as late as you want. Connect with neglected friends and family. And find local activities in Denver/Boulder to keep you entertained. Use this week to rest and power up for the rest of the semester.Road Trip! Colorado is in the heart of the American West and there are many iconic road trips out of Denver. Drive, don’t fly. Gas split four ways should be way less expensive than a plane ticket. Places like Arizona and Southern California provide a nice escape from the Colorado cold. Travel with friends and share the cost.Camp out. Camping is much cheaper and more adventurous than hotels. You can rent camping equipment at the Rec Center. Make sure to plan ahead as camp sites in popular areas can fill up fast. Also be sure you have the correct gear for the environment and climate where you are camping. Colorado, Wyoming and Utah can still be cold and snowy in March.Stay in a hostel. Going somewhere exotic or traveling internationally? Stay in hostels. Hostels are cheap. They generally cost from $5 to $20 per night and are a great way to meet other travelers and make new friends. Make sure to bring some earplugs for sleeping as hostels tend to have a lively atmosphere.Make a budget. The key to a successful vacation is planning ahead and sticking to the financial plan. Many students are tempted to put their vacations on a credit card. Don’t do it! That one week in Mexico could cost you thousands of dollars more in interest and years of credit card payments. Best to go home to mom and dad or stay put and live within your means. There are plenty of ways to have fun on a budget!  Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 2, 2017 Categories:Money SenseCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Rhone Rangers to Honor Bill Easton with Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgEmail Pinterest TAGSBill EastonpeopleRhone Rangers Facebook Share Twitter Home Industry News Releases Rhone Rangers to Honor Bill Easton with Lifetime Achievement AwardIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRhone Rangers to Honor Bill Easton with Lifetime Achievement AwardBy Press Release – May 17, 2016 28 0 ReddIt Previous articleWine Institute Honors Congressmen Ken Calvert and Jim Costa with Leadership AwardNext articleSolaro Urban Winery Houston Named Top Urban Winery in the US Press Release Linkedin AdvertisementEaston and his Terre Rouge Wines to be featured at June 10-11 San Francisco EventsMay 16, 2016 (Paso Robles, CA) – The Rhone Rangers organization will present its fourth annual Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, June 10, 2016. Bill Easton will be recognized for his significant contributions to the American Rhone wine movement, which he has helped champion for over 35 years. Since founding his wine shop Solano Cellars in the East Bay in 1978 and later starting his own Rhonecentric brand, Terre Rouge, he has been instrumental in bringing attention and credibility to the American Rhone wine category.“Bill is a true pioneer,” said Rhone Rangers board member Stuart Montgomery. “He was present at the some of the first discussions in starting the organization and today helps the association – leading by example and making beautiful Rhone wines. We’re honored to recognize him for his efforts.”Easton, along with his wife Jane O’Riordan, founded his winery in 1985 on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley after traveling Europe and falling in love with Northern Rhone wines. Recognized as one of the pioneers of Amador’s modern winemaking era, Easton was involved in early gatherings of the Rhone Rangers and continues to promote American Rhone wines. His Terre Rouge (translates to Red Earth) wines are named after the vermillioncolored soils that are a hallmark of the Sierra Foothills region. The Terre Rouge portfolio is dedicated to producing Rhone varietals grown in the region’s granite and volcanic-based soils. His complex Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne are grown at elevations as high as 3200’.Asked about any advice he has to offer young people wanting to get into the wine industry, Easton responded, “Taste a lot of wine both young and old; visit as many wine regions in the world that you can and work in different winemaking environments. Make wine that tastes good to you and not just wine that is commercially viable — don’t sell out.”Easton has been a longtime supporter of the Rhone Rangers organization, having made numerous contributions to auctions and supporting the scholarship program. I n prior years the Lifetime Achievement award was given to Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Robert Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Robert Lindquist of Qupé Winery.The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Easton on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Rhone Rangers Annual Winemaker Dinner at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, San Francisco. The dinner is part of a two-day Annual Celebration of American Rhone Wines. Tickets can be purchased for just the dinner, or a full weekend pass that includes Saturday’s Syrah seminar moderated by Sunset wine editor Sara Schneider followed by the trade/media, VIP and Grand Tasting, which will feature over 60 wineries. To purchase tickets or obtain additional information,visit www.rhonerangers.org.About the Rhone RangersThe Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Grenache, Mourvèdre and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul. To learn more, visit www.rhonerangers.org.Advertisement last_img read more

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