No one disagrees that our major cities are in urgent need of more housing and transport infrastructure. But it is much harder to persuade residents to back new homes or offices when they can’t see a direct link between development and the public services they receive. As many a City A.M. reader will know, London is different from the rest of the UK in a variety of ways – and not just in terms of how it votes, its cultural mix, or its size and complexity. 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. Some 27 per cent are in poverty after housing costs, compared to 21 per cent for the rest of England. And there has been a 50 per cent increase in the number working families suffering from poverty. Tuesday 18 June 2019 4:51 am Opinion Local governments would then be free to raise more funds to deliver investment – or, if they wish, to offer tax breaks to stimulate growth and employment by the private sector. For 2017/18, some £34bn of revenue raised in London was spent elsewhere in the country. That’s around £4,000 for every man, woman and child in the city. Without that transfer, public expenditure in London could have been as much as a third higher. London is one of only three regions where revenues raised locally are greater than public spending received, along with the South East and the East of England. London and the South East have recorded surpluses in 18 out of the last 19 years. With few exceptions, all other parts of the UK were in deficit for the whole of that period. Despite the popular conception that the capital’s citizens are disproportionately wealthy and can afford this multi-billion fiscal transfer, the case for rebalancing and giving Londoners’ money back to London is compelling. To make that connection much stronger, the next chancellor should commit to reforming local property taxes in London and across England. Over the last 20 years, there has been some progress in devolving powers to cities, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also seen reform. We need a radical plan to return the lion’s share of local revenues for public services and investment back to local councils and city-wide authorities – as is the case in most western democracies. There is also the amount of tax that London’s citizens and businesses pay. Recent figures put together by the Office for National Statistics highlight that the capital produces that rarest of economic entities: a fiscal surplus. The charitable foundation Trust for London found that four in 10 Londoners have income levels below what is required for a decent standard of living. Sorting out local taxes and rebalancing London’s fiscal transfer would be a fine first step. whatsapp whatsapp Let London take back control of its finances Giving London more control over its own finances isn’t just about fairness – it’s an opportunity for the next government to incentivise growth and prosperity in all parts of the country. With the prospect of many more years of political disruption and uncertainty in a Brexit-obsessed Westminster, there is a golden opportunity to let leaders of London and our other major urban areas get on with the business of delivering on the big challenges of the day – housing, climate change, air quality, and transport. Share Alexander JanAlexander Jan is chief economist at Arup.
The same survey found people in the City drank 5.9 alcoholic units a week, putting the borough in 12th place. The findings come after the City of London Corporation recently began a campaign to quell drunken, antisocial behaviour by Square Mile workers. Hillingdon residents drink the least of any borough, according to the survey, with an average of just 2.9 units per week. whatsapp The initiative, co-partnered by fellow table-topper Hackney Council, insists that people who speak up will “always be believed and supported”. Share Boozy boroughs: City of London tops list of boroughs who drink most often “Many people affected by sexual violence blame themselves and question whether they could have done something differently to prevent the incident from occurring. These views are reinforced within society by myths and beliefs about sexual harassment.” However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the City is the drunkest of London boroughs. whatsapp One poster reads: “If you go out dressed like that, what do you expect?” Babylon Health found it was Hackney residents who drank the most alcoholic units per week, with the average resident consuming 8.1. Coming in equal second was Richmond upon Thames and Redbridge with 3.2 apiece. Wednesday 8 January 2020 6:25 pm A survey by Babylon Health through its Healthcheck app revealed that residents of the Square Mile go out for 3.4 “drinking sessions” per week. Read more: City of London Corporation puts up posters in City pubs in bid to stop sexual harassment While another says: “They were wasted! They didn’t know what they were doing.” oug Barrow, chairman of the City of London’s safer city partnerships strategy group, said: “Sexual harassment is completely unacceptable in the City or anywhere else. Read more: Brewdog opens its first alcohol-free bar as Dry January kicks off City businessmen drink in Leadenhall Market in the City of London, on England’s national St George’s Day the 23rd April, (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) The Reframe the Night Campaign will feature 600 posters at various City venues that are adorned with phrases traditionally used to excuse sexual harassment. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeJournalistatePhotos Of This New Teacher Went Viral, Parents Worried…Journalistatebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory The City of London lived up to its boozy reputation in a new survey, topping a list of boroughs who go out for drinks most often. Stefan Boscia Show Comments ▼
Share Friday 24 October 2014 2:34 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Guy Bentley Shares in TSB jumped 3.2 per cent this morning, after it published figures showing profits had soared 28.8 per cent to £33.1m in the three months to 30 September as it picked up nearly one in 10 new current accounts in the UK.Franchise banking net interest margin remained stable at 3.61 per cent, while the bank, which Lloyds floated in June, remains strongly capitalised with a pro forma fully loaded Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 18.8 per cent. European banking rules dictate it must have a Tier 1 capital ratio of six per cent or greater. Paul Pester, TSB’s chief executive officer, commented:While we have always been clear that we are on a five year journey to grow TSB and its returns, it’s great to see people right across Britain continuing to vote with their feet for TSB’s local banking model. Nearly 1 in 10 of all customers who opened new bank accounts or switched during the last quarter chose TSB – this is well ahead of our long term target and is testament to the great service our TSB Partners continue to deliver.Last month, Lloyds announced it will sell another 11.5 per cent of its shares in TSB. The sale cut Lloyds’ holding in TSB to around 50.5 per cent.Swiss investment bank UBS had the sole mandate to run the book on the accelerated deal, with David Soanes and Christopher Smith rounding up the institutional investors to buy into the offer. Tags: Company TSB Banking Group TSB share price rises on third-quarter profits jump
LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The Lee County Public Schools showed off their newest and 15th High School in the district on Wednesday. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the beginning of a new era for Gateway High School. The $98-million facility will feature number of attractive offerings for students including specialized classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, a weight room and multiple sports facilities.A special day to say the least for Gateway High School’s first Principle, Neketa Watson. Advertisement“Just hard work, commitment has gone into this. I remember when it was just a wooded area and to see this building here is amazing,” explained Watson. “I just want the best for our scholar’s and we plan to deliver that.”Gateway High School is expected to have around 600 freshman, 550 sophomores and 200 juniors for the start of the next school year. Advertisement “I think it’s going to be a huge advantage to have a high school so close to home. We have four kids that play sports and want to play sports,” explained parent, Charlie Hoskins. “It’s exciting. We are looking forward to this next year. It’s gunna be a fun time for our family.”Gateway’s 2021-2022 school year starts on August 10th. AdvertisementTags: Lee County Public schools No Content Available AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement
Former Health Minister and Attorney General to head new Graylands Hospital taskforce A taskforce of seven public sector leaders will be established to inform the McGowan Government’s planning and investment decisions regarding the Graylands Hospital site, forensics services and the nearby Selby Older Adult Mental Health Service.Read the full media statement (external site). /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:attorney-general, Australia, Government, health, health minister, hospital, Investment, Media, mental, mental health, Minister, WA Health, Western Australia
FedDev Ontario feeds growth of family-owned rural business From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern OntarioCanada’s agri-food producers have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to providing them the resources they need to support our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Central to this is supporting their growth to meet customer demands-within Canada and globally-while creating new jobs for Canadians, in communities large and small.March 19, 2021 – New Hamburg, OntarioCanada’s agri-food producers have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to providing them the resources they need to support our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Central to this is supporting their growth to meet customer demands-within Canada and globally-while creating new jobs for Canadians, in communities large and small.Today, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener−Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $2 million to support the scale-up and growth of B-W Feed & Seed. The company’s feed mill is producing at full capacity and B-W Feed & Seed is ready to expand with construction of a new facility.B-W Feed & Seed expects to create 10 full-time jobs in New Hamburg and maintain 28 existing positions. With the help of this repayable investment, the company will install advanced manufacturing equipment and quadruple production capacity to meet customer demands. The company will leverage nearly $22 million in other investment, inject an anticipated $20 million in additional supply chain purchases into the southwestern Ontario economy annually and undertake activities to expand into international markets.Quotes“B-W Feed & Seed is one example of how agri-food manufacturers are scaling up production to expand capacity and meet growing demand, which is important as we work toward economic recovery. This FedDev Ontario investment is supporting a rural company which is strengthening the local supply chain and creating jobs in the New Hamburg community.”– Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener−Conestoga“Our agriculture and agri-food sectors are critical to the well-being of our population. Southern Ontario’s agri-food manufacturers, such as B-W Feed & Seed, have tremendous potential to support Canada’s economic growth and local economic diversification and we are proud to support their growth.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario“B-W Feed & Seed is excited to take the next step, investing in a new, efficient feed manufacturing facility to support agriculture in southwestern Ontario. This support from FedDev Ontario is helping us increase capacity, efficiency and better serve livestock producers, while supporting our local supply chain and creating local jobs.”– Dave Bender, President & CEO, B-W Feed & SeedQuick factsA family-owned producer of cow, hog and poultry feed, B-W Feed & Seed has been operating since 1966, and has grown to serve more than 500 customers and employs 28 full-time staff.Ontario’s agri-food sector supports more than 837,000 jobs across the province and contributes more than $47.5 billion each year to the regional economy.Since November 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $123 million in 83 projects in the agri-food sector.Since November 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $167 million in 149 projects in the Waterloo census division, which includes New Hamburg. /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. 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Advertisements EnvironmentMarch 1, 2011 Related Related Related CONTACT: ASTON G. BAILEY JIS REGIONAL OFFICE PORT ANTONIO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, on February 24, broke ground for the development of the Boscobel Operation Pride Project in St. Mary. The project, which will involve construction of new roadways, the completion of roads already laid out, and the provision of electricity, will be implemented on lands adjacent to the Ian Flemming International Airport in Boscobel. This project will be undertaken as part of the Operation Pride Programme of the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited, and has been contracted to Dwight’s Construction Limited, with a duration of 90 days. The contract sum is approximately J$20.5 million, and the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited will provide technical and project management, as well as facilitate the regularisation of tenure. The community comprises 278 lots, of which some 200 are occupied. Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Chang said the project was an indication of the Ministry’s commitment to provide housing solutions for poor Jamaicans. He also added that consideration is being given to making adjustments to the regulations governing the subdivision of properties, to make it easier for poor persons to become certified land owners. Dr. Chang argued that the practice of land squatting has evolved in Jamaica for many reasons, with a major problem being the difficulty encountered in the implementation of land subdivision. He said that those persons who had settled on the PRIDE land informally, will be given the opportunity to purchase the areas they occupy and subsequently provided with registered titles. Noting that the contract relating to the development of the project is the first of its kind to be entered into by government with a private company, the Minister said he is confident that the Boscobel development will result in the creation of a dynamic community with responsible and co-operative residents. Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary, Hon. Robert Montague, said he is personally committed to the development of the project, and the regularisation of the tenure of the persons occupying the land in the area. Mr. Montague said the project is part of a general programme of development being implemented in the constituency, adding that he is fully committed to the development of housing solutions in the communities of Galina, Hamilton Mountain and Salisbury, to lift the people of St. Mary out of poverty. Also speaking at the function were Mayor of Port Maria, Councillor Richard Creary, who commended the Ministry of Water and Housing and the Housing Agency of Jamaica for implementing the project, and Joseph Shoucair, Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica.
HomeBusinessHostel looking to expand Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessDevelopmentFeaturedNewsHostel looking to expandeditor12 months agoHostelplanning commissionAn expansion of the hostel on Second Street would include minor renovations to the Rapp Saloon. Courtesy photo. The Planning Commission will hear a proposal this week to expand the hostel in Downtown Santa Monica.The applicant is asking for permission to build a new, five story, 60-foot expansion that would include 40 additional rooms, a renovated dining hall and central courtyard in about 15,622 square feet.The property currently houses a four story building with capacity for 273 guests, the Rapp Saloon and a single story dining hall with six parking spaces. Hostelling International operates the facility and claims on their website that it is the largest purpose-built hostel in the country. The Rapp Saloon, built in 1875 is Santa Monica’s first landmarked building. While it won’t be directly impacted by the new construction, the proposal does include minor renovations to the property to improve access and functionality for ongoing community uses.“The proposed scope of rehabilitation of the Rapp Saloon includes lowering the raised interior floor, removing the concrete steps, and extending the door down to sidewalk level in order to facilitate improved access and functionality of the community space,” said the report. “While minor in scope, the proposed enhancements are intended to improve connectivity and usage of the community space/landmarked structure.”According to the staff report, the new building would replace the single story building and parking spaces at the rear of the property. No parking spaces are required of the existing hostel or the proposed addition but the facility does provide bicycle storage on site.The hostel has been closed during the current emergency but is scheduled to open again in August. Rooms can accommodate multiple guests with beds going for less than $50 per night depending on availability. Staff are recommending the Commission approve the project to increase the number of low cost rooms in the city.“The proposed addition would increase the stock of much needed low-cost lodging and also increase the ability to share the City’s first designated landmark with visitors from abroad in a harmonious and compatible setting,” said the staff report.Staff also said the project has operated for 30 years without causing problems and is located near the visitor friendly Downtown.“The project is situated in a highly walkable, transit rich location, near bike lanes and paths and surrounded by visitor serving uses and destinations. The Downtown area encourages a variety of uses, including the hostel, and promotes the highest concentration of activity in the City,” said the report.If approved by the Planning Commission, the project would also require a Certificate of Appropriateness by the Landmarks Commission.The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 1. Visit https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Planning-Commission/ for more [email protected] :Hostelplanning commissionshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSupreme Court declines to hear border wall challengeReward for police car arsonYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours ago
DUBLIN, Ohio – Whether it’s his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he’s on top of his game. McIlroy made two eagles and three birdies on the back nine at Muirfield Village – along with a double bogey – on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Memorial. A week ago, McIlroy began his week at Wentworth by announcing he and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had broken off their engagement. Then, he went out and won the BMW Championship for his strongest win in more than two years. At the Memorial, McIlroy caught his spikes in the turf on his second shot at the seventh hole and felt pain the rest of the round, especially when he had to put a little extra pop into tee shots or long irons. He was limping when he walked off the stage after talking about how he made five birdies and two eagles after hurting his knee. It was the lowest opening round in 39 years at the Memorial. ”I don’t think it’s anything more than just being confident with my game,” McIlroy said. ”I was expecting this to happen. I’ve been playing well. I’ve been posting good numbers, good rounds. And I knew my game was close. And honestly, I don’t think it’s anything to do with what’s happening off the golf course. It’s just I’ve been trending in the right direction, and it’s starting to all come together.” Memorial Tournament: Articles, videos and photos Masters champion Bubba Watson, Chris Kirk and Paul Casey each had a 66 while playing in calmer and slightly softer morning conditions. Keegan Bradley was at 67, notable not because it was his best score at Muirfield Village but because it was his first time in his four years on the PGA Tour that he did not use a belly putter. Adam Scott, who won at Colonial last week in his debut at No. 1 in the world, lost momentum with a shot into the water for double bogey on No. 9, and he missed some birdie and eagle chances on the back nine that would have allowed him to stay close with McIlroy. He settled for a 69. Phil Mickelson also looked sharp – at least for 15 holes. He was at 5 under after a birdie on the 15th hole – at the time, just one shot out of the lead. But he hit into the water on the par-3 16th and did well to escape with bogey. He came up short on the 17th and muffed two flops shots on his way to double bogey. And he finished with another double bogey by three-putting the 18th. That gave him a 72 ”Just threw away a good round,” Mickelson said. The course began to get firm under a hot sun late in the afternoon, which didn’t appear to bother McIlroy. Jordan Spieth picked up birdies on the par 5s, had a good par save on the 16th and squeezed out a 69 that left him pleased. ”Anything under par is a good score,” Spieth said. ”Obviously, Rory didn’t think that.” McIlroy was more than nine shots better than the field average. His only scare came on the seventh hole when his spikes caught and applied a little more torque on his knee. McIlroy said he had never experienced that before, though he felt some ice and work in the fitness trailer should take care of it. ”The inside of it is sore, a little swollen,” McIlroy said. ”Some treatment and I should be fine for the morning.” The golf after that was simply spectacular. From the deep rough right of the 10th fairway, he hammered a shot to the middle of the green and it caught a slope and settled 4 feet away. He hit 4-iron to 25 feet on the par-5 11th and holed a 25-foot birdie putt in the center of the cup. He holed a tough 15-foot birdie on the 13th, and then hit a towering 5-iron to 15 feet on the par-5 15 for another eagle. McIlroy picked up his final birdie with a 12-foot birdie after a great tee shot to the deceptively tough front pin on the par-3. He finished his round with an 8-foot putt to save par from the bunker. His only blunder came on the 14th when he tugged a wedge too hard and too far left into a plugged lie in the bunker. He played well away from the flag to avoid going down the slope and into the water, but left it in the sand. His next shot had to be good to get within 6 feet of the flag, and it wasn’t. The ball ran off the green and down a slope. He had to get up-and-down for a double bogey. McIlroy answered by smashing another tee shot into the fairway and hitting that high 5-iron onto the green for eagle, erasing the double bogey. It’s just one round, but considering it was McIlroy, it was an attention-getter. McIlroy is one of those players who can follow up a win with more great play. When he won the PGA Championship by eight shots in 2012, that was the start of three victories in four starts against the strongest fields of the year.
UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Featured image: Stock Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleDrought affects hydroelectricity generation in KenyaNext articleEskom: PIC bailout could be beyond its remit Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has commenced the construction of 2x 150, 330/132kV and 2x 60MVA, 132/33kV injection sub-station power transformer projects in Akruba, Lafia, Nassarawa state.The Leadership newspaper cited the managing director at NDPHC, Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, stating that the source of power currently in use at the Lafia environs is 33KV, obtained from Akwanga which is 93km away from the state capital.Ugbo said this is however, unable to meet with the increasing demand of the Lafia population. Read more…This project is estimated to cost $18 million, funded by both the Federal, State and Local government and would serve to supply both Lafia and its envisions.NDPHC injection sub-stationThe substation is a 330KV power station and would serve to add up as a back-feed supply of power in the FCT in addition to the power sources from Gerogu and Shiroro plants.The two 7.5 MVA (330/132) power transformers at the station would inject 13MW of electricity to the existing supply to Lafia and surroundings, it will supply 15 units of 50KV distribution transformers.Ugbo the project is being handled by a German company AK – AY Elektrik and gave assurance that the project will be completed before 31 December, 2018.