Rishi Sunak orders review into UK capital gains tax

first_imgSteven Cameron, pension director at financial services firm Aegon, added: “The review of capital gains tax being undertaken by the Office of Tax Simplification at the request of the chancellor is the biggest hint yet that a review of wealth taxes may be part of plans to get the nation’s finances back on a sounder footing. Rishi Sunak orders review into UK capital gains tax Stefan Boscia (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Share Tuesday 14 July 2020 5:58 pm Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification to conduct the review, with the body launching a survey today asking for “evidence to seek views about capital gains tax”. “But it would be naïve to assume the chancellor didn’t have his eye on tweaking taxes to refill his coffers.” This includes £30bn of spending announced by the chancellor last week, which included a £2bn jobs programme, a £3bn green energy programme and a potential £9bn spend on giving money to companies that bring back furloughed employees. whatsapp “It’s often the case that increases in wealth are taxed at a lower rate than income and this looks to be part of the Office of Tax Simplification deliberations.” The survey has prompted suggestions that the Treasury is looking at raising capital gains taxes in an effort to offset its £350bn deficit this year caused by emergency coronavirus spending. “We could be seeing the tips of the government’s fingernails, as it considers how to claw back the enormous sums spent on bailing the economy out of the Covid19 crisis,” he said. Nathan Long, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the review looked like a “tax claw back” from Sunak. The tax-free allowance of £12,300 could also be reduced in an attempt to raise more revenue. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyGadgetheory39 Of The Most Beautiful Women In HistoryGadgetheoryFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com whatsapp The UK’s current swathe of capital gains tax exemptions could be the focus of any tax rises to help pay for this spending. Show Comments ▼ “Capital gains tax currently doesn’t take account of how long people have held an investment, but it should. It also leaves investors semi-trapped in investments to avoid incurring a tax penalty. In the case of those with a second property they want to sell, this doesn’t really promote sale of housing stock to first time buyers. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has commissioned a report into capital gains taxes, which could lead to the government increasing the tax burden to help pay for its coronavirus spending. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Rishi Sunak orders review into UK capital gains tax (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Rishi Sunak orders review into UK capital gains tax Anyone who sells their main residence is exempt from paying capital gains tax, however this could be up for the chop.last_img read more

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Video: Designing a renewable energy device for rural Alaska

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Environment | Science & TechVideo: Designing a renewable energy device for rural AlaskaApril 6, 2017 by Eric Keto, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:An old technology may play a role in the future of affordable energy in rural Alaska. Professor Tom Ravens has been working with students in his lab at the University of Alaska Anchorage to design a practical, low-cost hydrokinetic device for use in rural communities around the state.Share this story:last_img read more

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New year’s resolutions to make you think more like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding 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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Emma Haslett whatsapp Show Comments ▼ New year’s resolutions to make you think more like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday 31 December 2014 9:22 amcenter_img Tags: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg People Share As if running a $221bn (£142bn) company isn’t enough, Mark Zuckerberg is known for his commitment to keeping new year’s resolutions.Every year, the Facebook founder sets himself a new challenge – a process which, he told an audience last week, forces him to “do other things outside of [work]”. But Zuckerberg doesn’t just go for ordinary resolutions – a quick look at his past commitments provides a hint of the single-minded determination it took him to build his business up to the leviathan it is today.So if you want to think more like Zuckerberg, ditch vague intentions like “get fit” or “lose weight”. Be more specific – and don’t be afraid to mix professional resolutions with personal goals:Mark’s resolution list2009 – Wear a tie to work every day2010 – Learn Mandarin (he proved his success in October when he participated in a 30-minute Q&A session with students at Tsinghua University, entirely in Mandarin)2011 – Go veggie (with the exception of meat he’s butchered himself)2012 – Get back to basics and do more coding2013 – Meet someone new who doesn’t work at Facebook every day2014 – Write a thank you note to someone who has changed the world every day (a goal he described as “surprisingly difficult”)This year, Zuckerberg is “crowdsourcing” his target. In a Facebook post last night, he said he would “love ideas from our community”.Suggestions so far include only eating dinners made by him, running a mile every day – and, er, closing down Facebook for a day each year “with the aim of encouraging people to talk to a new person in real life”.Unfortunately, Zuckerberg also added that “I have an idea of what my next challenge might be” – so those suggestions might end up being in vain… by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorlast_img read more

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Ryanair shares down despite growing passenger numbers

first_img Share 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 Ryanair shares down despite growing passenger numbers Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp DISCOUNT carrier Ryanair revealed a boosted earnings outlook yet again yesterday, with profits expected to reach €840m-€850m (£630m-£638m) during the 12 months to 31 March 2015. This is up from the €810m-€830m forecast issued less than two months ago on 4 December. The company also posted a €49m net profit for the three months to 31 December, exceeding third quarter expectations of €28m.It said the improved outlook was due to greater passenger volume this year compared to the equivalent period in 2013-2014, and also lower fuel costs. As a result, Ryanair is launching a buyback programme of €400m shares, to be completed between now and August this year. The news failed to impress investors, however, with shares diving to a closing price of €9.78 per share, a 6.01 per cent fall.The airline said investors should remain cautious because fuel price is hedged at $92 per barrel, whereas many of its competitors would be “significant beneficiaries” of lower oil costs.” Monday 2 February 2015 8:19 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: Ryanairlast_img read more

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Friel goal seals minor football glory for Rosenallis

first_imgRosenallis were now just three in arrears having been nine behind four minutes earlier, and the rest of the first half was real back-and-forth stuff.Jake Ratcliffe landed some lovely scores for The Heath, but a second goal from Aodh Bowes meant Rosenallis trailed by just one at the break, 2-6 to 3-2.They quickly drew level when play resumed through a Diarmuid Dooley point, and ten minutes would elapse before we had another score from either team.It was The Heath who ended the drought with a brief deluge of scores, starting with a point from Aaron Thornton.Mark Phelan then set William Conroy through on goal and his powerful shot flew to the roof of the net, before a long-range free from Thornton put them five ahead with fifteen minutes to go.Rosenallis needed a strong finish to give themselves a chance, and they duly produced it.They outscored The Heath 1-4 to 0-1 in the final quarter, with all scores coming from Charlie Friel. His goal was a fortuitous one as a long-range free found the back of the net, but the teams were still level with normal time elapsed.There was time for just one more score and it was Rosenallis who found it. Charlie Friel got through on goal and went for the back of the net, only to be thwarted by Rasool.However, just as with the penalty, the ball fell kindly for Friel and his first-time shot skimmed the crossbar and went over the bar for the winning score.SCORERS – Rosenallis: Charlie Friel 2-6 (1-5 frees), Aodh Bowes 2-0, Diarmuid Dooley 0-1. The Heath: Jake Ratcliffe 1-4 (0-2 frees), William Conroy 1-1, Mark Phelan 1-0, Aaron Thornton 0-2 (0-1 free), Jack Reddy, David O’Brien 0-1 each.ROSENALLIS: Ciaran Cuddy; Oisín Kelly, Fionn Kempster, Eoin Sharpe; Jimmy Hyland, David Dooley, Colin Bennett; Matthew Bennett, Sam Leech; Alex Marron, Charlie Friel, Diarmuid Dooley; Robbie McEvoy, Aodh Bowes, Conor Conroy.THE HEATH: Ali Rasool; Dara Lewis, Dan Daly, Dylan Booth; Jack Reddy, James Whelan, Niall Kirby; Ben Lalor, William Conroy; David O’Brien, Mark Phelan, Jake Ratcliffe; Peter Monnelly, Aaron Thornton, Adam Delaney. Subs: Conor Graham for Delaney (43 mins), Mikey Daly for Ryan (57 mins, inj).Referee: John Murphy (Ballylinan).RESULTS Laois Shopping Centre U-20 FC Round 1Portarlington 1-18 Ballyroan-Abbey Gaels 2-6St Joseph’s 3-12 Stradbally Parish Gaels 2-6Midlands Park Hotel U-17 ‘B’ FC Final The Heath 3-9 Rosenallis 4-7Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football Shield Semi FinalsStradbally Parish Gaels 8-9 St Pauls 0-10Midlands Park Hotel U-13 ‘C’ Football Semi Final ReplaySpink/Park-Ratheniska 3-7 Clough Ballacolla 4-8SEE ALSO – Football Team of the Week as junior and intermediate titles decided and senior semi-finals go to the wire TAGSLaois MFC ‘B’RosenallisRosenallis v The HeathThe Heath Facebook Pinterest By Rory Delaney – 4th October 2019 GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Home Sport GAA Friel goal seals minor football glory for Rosenallis SportGAAGaelic Football GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleIn Pictures: Portlaoise Institute host their annual graduation ceremonyNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, October 5, 2019 Rory Delaney RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Friel goal seals minor football glory for Rosenallis Rosenallis 4-7 The Heath 3-9Midlands Park Hotel MFC ‘B’ FinalRosenallis are the Laois U-17 ‘B’ football championship winners as a dramatic injury-time winner from Charlie Friel sealed their win over The Heath on Friday night.Friel’s score in the 61st minute was the first time Rosenallis took the lead in the game, but they timed their run to perfection after overcoming a sluggish start to the game.The Heath had dominated the opening quarter, and lead by nine points at one stage. Jake Ratcliffe’s point in the first minute had put them on the front foot early on, and they quicily improved their position when Mark Phelan blasted to the net from close range.David O’Brien followed up quickly with a point from close range before a brilliant team passing move ended with Ratcliffe thundering a shot to the top corner.William Conroy then pointed from distance and the men in black and amber were 2-3 to 0-0 ahead after just eight minutes.Rosenallis were struggling to make an impact at this stage, but were thrown a lifeline soon after when Alex Marron was fouled for a penalty.Charlie Friel stood up to take it only to see his effort brilliantly saved by Ali Rasool, but unfortunately for The Heath goalkeeper the ball rebounded back to Friel, who slotted to the net.Moments later Rosenallis had another goal, this time Aodh Bowes the scorer as he capitalised on a mistake in The Heath’s back line. Facebook Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign

first_img GAA Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Pinterest No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, February 16, 2020Next articleWhat you need to know as the Laois footballers take on Cavan in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League 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. By Steven Miller – 16th February 2020 Pinterest TAGS2020 General ElectionFianna FailPeter Ormond Twitter Facebook Electric Picnic Peter Ormond with supporters at the Laois-Offaly count centre in Portlaoise for the 2020 General Election For Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond, last week’s General Election was a new experience.Not only was it his first time going for the Dail, but it was the first time he ever experienced defeat in an election campaign. First elected to Offaly County Council as an independent in 1999 when he was only in his mid 20s, he made the switch to Fianna Fail shortly after and has always been a huge vote getter in the Birr district and particularly well got around his home base in Shinrone.The current Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, on this occasion he was tipped to be in with a good chance of claiming the fifth seat – and a third for FF in the constituency, something the party was very focused on.A real sign that he was considered a contender was that Micheal Martin rocked up to Birr to canvass with him, not something the party leader would do for a dead cert or someone considered with no chance of making it.In the end, he never really challenged for that last seat. He pulled in 4,073 first preferences and was eliminated on the 7th count. The distribution of his votes though were crucial in getting his party colleague Barry Cowen over the line as almost 2,500 votes stayed within FF and crossed the county.A victim of Fianna Fail’s poor overall election, he wasn’t making any excuses afterwards, instead reflecting on a good campaign with no regrets.“I’m more disappointed for my supporters and for my family and my neighbours and friends, who put a huge amount of support and effort into campaigning that for myself,” he said afterwards.Barry Cowen and Peter Ormond of Fianna Fail with supporters in the count centre“Look, I came into this race as an outsider. I have no regrets, we left nothing on the field. We put in a great campaign and we had a great reception on the doors. The tide wasn’t  going with us this time. And people voted for change and they wanted change and I respect that.”Putting his name forward is something he says certainly won’t regret.“(I’m) 21 years now as a public representative. I have enjoyed every minute of it. It’s been a great career for me. I’ve meet great people, done great work for people.“It was always going to be a battle to get three out of five seats (for Fianna Fail), but look as I said, I won’t look back in six months time and say ‘if I done that, if I done… whatever’. I gave it my best shot.“And we envisaged to knock on every door in the Birr-Ferbane electoral area and we did that over the campaign and asked people to vote. We got a lot of representation, we got a lot of opinions out there. We had good discussions, good debates and people wanted change and they voted for that change.”Was he surprised by the massive surge in support for Sinn Fein?“I certainly didn’t see the scale of it and I suppose, at the start of the campaign, when you look at the location of their TD in the Laois-Offaly constituency, I would have said they would certainly win a seat, but I didn’t see the scale of them winning the five thousand extra votes.”And would he consider another run at some stage down the line?“I won’t say no at this stage, but it’s up to the party members, to see what team we will be putting forward.“I would be a great believer at looking in the grass roots in the members out there. The one great thing about this campaign is every crossroads, every cumann I came to, there were people there willing to canvass, looking to contribute to the campaign and that was so heartening.“All the members in the grass roots of Fianna Fail, they will have a say in the formation of the next government and they will talk to our elected representatives. It’s the members who will pick the team going forward.“I am a very proud member of Fianna Fail and always have been. I was looking at some old literature before the campaign looking and if you look at the work Fianna Fail have done in the constituency of Laois-Offaly, it’s been phenomenal. They cannot take that away.“People voted for change today. I don’t know what the change is going bring but if you look at all the infrastructure that has been brought to Offaly – look at the schools, look at the hospitals, look at all the different aspects. Some may have been underfunded since Fianna Fail have gone out of power and that is regrettable.“But I think as a Fianna Fail member we have delivered for this constituency … we continue to be the leading voice for the constituency but it hasn’t been reflected in the polls this time.”SEE ALSO – Talking Politics Podcast: Observations on Laois-Offaly, Kildare South and a replayed General Election? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin News WhatsApp Home News No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign NewsPolitics Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

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BREAKING: 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 38 more deaths

first_img Twitter Home News BREAKING: 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 38 more deaths News By Alan Hartnett – 15th April 2020 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp A total of 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 11,195 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 12,547657 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported by Irish laboratories. While an additional 411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported by a laboratory in Germany – this brings the total figure to 12,547. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Electric Picnic center_img TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp BREAKING: 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 38 more deaths Facebook News Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleMoment in Time: Brilliant pictures from Laois Rose 2010Next articleCoronavirus Weekend Noticeboard – Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. As of Monday April 13, there are 118 cases of the virus in Laois.While now 444 people have died from the disease – an increase of 38 from yesterday.29 of the deaths arelocated in the east, 6 in the west, 3 in the south of the country. The people included 22 males and 16 females.The median age of today’s reported deaths is 84 and 28 people were reported as having underlying health conditions.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We are continuing to monitor the course of this disease across a range of indicators – not only in the number of confirmed cases and deaths reported but also through hospital and ICU admissions, clusters and patterns of transmission.“While a number of these parameters are going in a positive direction, it is clear that we need to keep going in our efforts, on an individual level, to limit the spread of this virus.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The World Health Organisation yesterday published its COVID-19 strategy update.“This strategy re-emphasises the need for comprehensive public health measures to slow the spread of the virus, with additional capacity to respond rapidly to sporadic cases and clusters when they occur.”Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “There are still concerning reports that attendance to emergency departments is unusually low. This concerns us.“Everyone should continue to seek medical intervention if concerned about their health. Do not ignore symptoms of illness because of fear of contracting COVID-19 or fear of imposition on healthcare staff. The health service is there for everyone and all medical concerns.”Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 13th April (11,261 cases), reveals:· 55% are female and 45% are male, with 413 clusters involving 2,244 cases· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years· 1,968 cases (18%) have been hospitalised· Of those hospitalised, 280 cases have been admitted to ICU· 2,872 cases are associated with healthcare workers· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,850 (52% of all cases) followed by Cork with 829 cases (7%)· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact accounts for 42%, travel abroad accounts for 6%Links to today’s other Coronavirus stories Studying during Coronavirus: Scoil Chriost Ri student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicWATCH: Community comes together to give young Laois girl ‘a birthday she will never forget’Laois Local Enterprise Office welcomes expansion of business supportsPopular Laois Heartlands Rally postponed due to CoronavirusJOB VACANCY: Breslin’s SuperValu Rathdowney seeking to hire Deli and Bakery staffHome deliveries from Breslin’s SuperValu Abbeyleix and RathdowneyLaois recruitment company acknowledging frontline heroes – and supporting local businessesNorthern Ireland, the UK and globally There have been 6 more deaths in Northern Ireland as result of Coronavirus bringing the total to 140. There has also been 121 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 2,088.Meanwhile, Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster confirmed that Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland will remain in place for a further 3 weeks, and will be reviewed again at that stage.Robin Swann told the Stormont Covid committee that Northern Ireland should have more than sufficient capacity to deal with current surge. There are currently 49 Coronavirus patients in ICU beds in Northern Ireland plus another 39 non Covid patients. This leaves a spare capacity of 56 ICU beds.In the UK, Coronavirus deaths surged again by 761 in the last 24 hours to 12,868.Once again, it is important to remember that these are hospital deaths only and do not include nursing homes or deaths in community setting.The British Medical Journal reports that in the US, black people are being admitted to hospital and dying in disproportionate numbers from Covid-19.An analysis found that black majority counties, had three times the coronavirus infection rate and almost 6 times the death rate of white majority counties. Almost 27,000 people have now died there.Nursing homes account for nearly half of all coronavirus-related deaths in Belgium, new statistics reveal – they have 4,440 deaths.South Koreans headed to the polls today, with a big turnout expected despite the coronavirus threat.South Korea is among the first countries, with a major virus outbreak, to hold a national election since the global pandemic began, and a raft of safety measures were in place around the ballot, as well as affecting the campaigns. They have 10,000 cases but more than 7,600 of these have recovered.China has also reported a decline in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the mainland. However, there was an increasing number of local transmissions, in its far-northeast, bordering Russia.Moscow has introduced a travel permit system to help it police a lockdown meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a move that initially created traffic jams and long queues of people wanting to use the metro. They reported more than 3,000 new cases today.There are now more than 2,030,000 cases globally with at least one in almost every country on the planet. Almost 130,000 people have died. While 495,000 have recovered.Latest on hospitalisation and ICU admissionsThis shows that three people aged between 25-34 have died from Covid-19 in Ireland.There was a total of 408 clusters as of Sunday midnight.Nursing home count now up to 151. Hospitals have 61, Residential institutions (58) and Long-stay units have 23.Confirmed cases among healthcare workers is now 2,707. Here’s the breakdown by HSE region:Trump, China and the World Health OrganisationLast night, US President Donald Trump announced that he was suspending the funding that the country gives to the WHO – around $500 million per year.China concealed crucial information about the coronavirus outbreak from the rest of the world and so should answer for its deceit, the former head of Britain’s MI6 foreign intelligence service has claimed.John Sawers, the chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, from 2009 to 2014, said it would be better to hold China responsible rather than the WHO.Paracetamol for Coronavirus?Paracetamol should only be used by someone who has Covid-19 if they are miserable with a fever, Dr Marie Finn, a GP has said, because there is evidence to show that a high temperature may reduce the rate of replication of the virus.Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Seán O’Rourke Dr Finn suggested people should take plenty of fluids and stay in a cool room. She advised not to use a fan, due to the aerosolised nature of the droplet based virus.She said if people are suffering with a cough, they try to use non drug-treatment, like honey and lemon, and should lie on their tummy, or to try sleeping sitting up.Wexford man chargedA twenty four year old man has appeared in court in Wexford charged with breaching the restrictions on movement introduced to stop the spread of the coronavirus.He is the first person to be charged with offences under the new emergency legislation brought in by the Government last month.Ryanair Ryanair is steeling for an airline price war that it expects to win once Coronavirus restrictions are lifted and passengers flock back to tourist destinations, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary says.Brushing off forecasts of a sluggish recovery, O’Leary predicted a swift traffic rebound, with the pain coming instead from “massive price-dumping” that traditional airlines now seeking bailouts would struggle to keep up with.“When this thing is over there is going to be such massive discounting going on that there will be a large spike upward intravel and tourism for a period of time,” O’Leary told Reuters.Tour de France The Tour de France has been postponed to 29 August to 20 September due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced.Coronavirus MythsAs yet, there is no cure currently for COVID-19.So people suggesting/selling special remedies like vitamin C, garlic, home cures, drinking bleach, or putting half an onion in rooms around the house are – well you know don’t you?The World Health Organisation has advice on some of these urban legends.Cuisle Centre The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise closing.They said: “The Covid-19 restrictions mean that we have had to temporarily close our doors, but we are still here to support you and your family.“As we know this is a confusing time for our patients as chemotherapy and surgery are been rescheduled – we will be continuing to give you support and guidance over the phone.“Just call 0578681492 and leave your name, number and a brief message and we will get back to you. You can also contact us on email: [email protected] or messenger us through facebook.“Stay safe everyone, wash your hands and take a little exercise.”Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click herelast_img read more

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NYSE Euronext joins Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX proposes flat fee for retail market data NYSE Euronext announced Tuesday that it will be the first international exchange to join the Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong (CSAHK), as it aims to strengthen relationships with prominent market players in the region. The exchange says that it has identified Asia as a growth area, and over the last few years has increased its footprint via a series of strategic alliances with leading market participants in the region. It also expanded its Hong Kong office in December 2011, which now includes the global derivatives business, NYSE Liffe. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies NYSE Euronext TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million Now it is joining the CSAHK, which represents 53 subsidiary mainland Chinese firms, including Chinese banks and securities and futures brokers, and serves as a link between mainland regulators and financial services firms in China and Hong Kong. “NYSE Euronext’s acceptance by the CSAHK as their first special member demonstrates how we are leading the way in connecting the capital market community through greater collaboration and dialogue. We are honored to be the first international exchange to share its expertise and support the development of the region,” said Cecelia Zhong, head of Greater China at the NYSE Liffe. “By deepening our dialogue and exchanging ideas with fellow members, we look forward to gaining essential insight that will enhance our relationships with key financial institutions and customers.” “The CSAHK is delighted to welcome NYSE Euronext as the association’s first special member,” said Dr. Yim Fung, chairman of CSAHK. “By sharing our regional knowledge and leveraging the international networks and expertise of NYSE Euronext, we look forward to working closely with the exchange in developing the Asian financial market.” U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions Related news read more

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Three big mistakes to avoid when hiring staff

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Termination of credit union employee justified, SCBC rules

Related news The credit union maintained that it had just cause for her dismissal. Namely that she was fired after “she was found to have accessed without permission a confidential document in another employee’s personal folder.” The decision notes that while the circumstances under which she accessed the document are disputed, it says that she “acknowledges that she did open the document and that she did not have permission to do so. Her position is that the misconduct does not amount to cause for dismissal in the circumstances.” The court disagreed. “Ms. Steel occupied a position of great trust in an industry in which trust is of central importance,” it says. The decision notes that it was not practical for the credit union to monitor all of activities, it had to trust her to follow its document access rules. “Such trust was fundamental to the employment relationship in relation to Ms. Steel’s position,” it says. The decision concludes that she “violated that trust in two distinct and important ways.” First, she opened a confidential document for her own purposes, it says; and, it adds that she did not have permission to do so. “I have concluded that in the circumstances this conduct amounted to just cause for dismissal. It follows that the action is dismissed,” it says. Merger of B.C. financial services, real estate regulators nears completion Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union The Supreme Court of British Columbia (SCBC) has ruled that a credit union was justified in firing an employee for improperly accessing a computer file, noting that trust is particularly important in the financial industry. Late last month, the SCBC dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, finding that her termination was justified. According to the decision, the plaintiff, Susan Steel, sued Coast Captial for wrongful dismissal after she lost her job as an IT helpdesk analyst. There’s $149 million in B.C.’s lost and found Keywords Credit unionsCompanies Coast Capital Savings Credit Union James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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