However, with the deadline now missed, financial sectors on both sides are likely to be left in the dark about future terms of business. whatsapp In a statement, the EU chief negotiator said: “As you know, the political declaration committed us to ‘best endeavours’ to finalise our respective assessments by the end of June.” whatsapp EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed claims that the UK has not completed necessary equivalence assessments by today’s deadline, marking a blow to the UK’s efforts to determine the City’s access to EU markets after Brexit. Poppy Wood Speaking today, Barnier said: “We now know that the transition period will not be extended. The EU was open to an extension. But the UK refused. It is the UK’s choice.” He added that the UK should brace for “big changes” on 1 January, including the fact that UK firms will lose the benefit of financial services passports. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 30 June 2020 5:26 pm (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The government received 1,000-plus pages of questions in April and May, with the last 248 pages arriving on 25 May. Earlier this month, the Treasury confirmed it is prioritising equivalence arrangements for financial services to ensure a smooth exit at the end of the transition period. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Barnier confirms UK has missed Brexit equivalence assessment deadline “We must look beyond short-term adaptation and fragmentation costs, to our long-term interests… And so, we will only grant equivalences in those areas where it is clearly in the interest of the EU; of our financial stability; our investors and our consumers.” John Glen, economic secretary to the Treasury, said striking equivalence assessments would be in the UK and EU’s mutual interests. Glen said the Treasury could “see no reason why the UK and EU will not be able to find each other equivalent across all existing equivalence regimes”. Tags: Brexit Barnier added: “This should not come as a surprise to you. We have been warning you about this for the past three years.” The Brexit transition period is due to expire on 31 December 2020, meaning the UK will automatically leave the single market and customs union if a deal has not been decided by that date. Barnier today confirmed that the UK has not completed its equivalence questionnaires by today’s deadline. He added: “What does this mean in practice? It means that you need to get ready for 1 January 2021!” Both Brussels and London had agreed to complete assessments of the other’s regulatory regimes by today’s deadline, with the hope that they would be deemed “equivalent”, therefore allowing businesses to continue as usual into next year. “The European Commission has therefore sent questionnaires to the UK, covering 28 areas where equivalence assessments are possible. So far, the UK has only answered four of these questionnaires. So we are not there yet.” However, Barnier today issued a stiff warning to the Treasury, reminding the UK that equivalence will only be granted if it is in the EU’s interest. Barnier confirms UK has missed Brexit equivalence assessment deadline The deadline for deciding whether to extend the Brexit transition period is tomorrow, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly affirmed that the UK will not seek an extension. Share (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Barnier confirms UK has missed Brexit equivalence assessment deadline Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Valdis Dombrovskis, a European Commission executive vice-president, yesterday said the UK had so far answered only four of 28 questionnaires sent by Brussels seeking information about British regulation of the financial services industry after the Brexit transition period.
whatsapp More women than ever before are rising to to the top of FTSE-listed companies but there’s still a lot to be done.A report by executive recruiters Norman Broadbent has found that companies are making good progress towards increasing female participation on their boards. This is line with recommendations from Lord Davies of Abersoch’s report three years ago that said 25 per cent of FTSE 100 boards should be female by 2015. However, look across the wider market and the figures are not as great. Women remain significantly under-represented on the boards of Aim-listed companies. Over the past three years, just 6.6 per cent of new non-executive directors were women, compared to around 25 per cent overall. The looked at the gender, age and tenure of executive and non-executive directors within the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, small cap, fledgling and AIM markets.So how did they all stack up?Executive directorsDespite Aim’s poor performance when it comes to women on boards, it was FTSE 100 and Aim-listed companies that made the biggest gains in female executive directors over the last four years. They may be at opposite ends of the market, but the numbers jumped two per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively.Non-executive directors:Over a third of non-executive directors appointed during the past three years have been women, pushing the percentage of female non-executive directors up to 27 per cent. FTSE 350-listed companies also fared well, with women accounting for 34 per cent of all non-executive director appointments.But while there were almost 650 non-executive directors appointed to Aim-listed companies between July 2013 and July 2014, only 47 were women. This is because smaller companies often use their own networks or those of their advisors to recruit for these kind of roles, the report said.The report made three recommendations for increasing board diversity. These included identifying additional skills and qualities that a board needs, broadening networks to find candidates from a more diverse range of backgrounds and ‘aiming high’ to find the best possible fit. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 18 November 2014 8:39 am Jessica Morris whatsapp Share More women in boardrooms: How are FTSE-listed companies faring? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & Shepherd Tags: Workplace equality
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“The second half of the year was much stronger, particularly for business from the UK, and it ended with a welcome pre-Christmas peak season which resulted in some improvement in average yield.“We expect to see more stability return to the market this year.”2014 revenues were £221m, on volumes of 224,139 tonnes, illustrating the significantly weaker prices last year.Joint-venture partner Delta Cargo also suffered, even in the ‘peak’ period of last year.November saw month-on-month declines of 12% in cargo tonne miles, 7% down year-on-year. In December, its 12-month rolling average was down 10%. Cargo revenues for the year fell 18%, to $668m.A source at Delta said the carrier had been hit by competitive price pressure from other US airline,s as well as a cargo-unfriendly US fleet. However, he added that changes were afoot at Delta that should see its cargo arm improve this year.Delta famously realigned its cargo management in 2014, folding its cargo operations into the passenger side. Last year, however, it appointed Gareth Joyce as president of cargo, suggesting a new cargo-focused outlook.But Mr Joyce has now taken on global responsibility for airport customer service worldwide as well as his role as head of cargo, according to media reports.Despite the revenue decline, Virgin said it had beaten its year-end contribution target by 2%, and that its performance this year would be enhanced by its new daily route to Seattle, and three new routes out of Manchester, to San Francisco, Boston and New York.The airline will also begin receiving its 12 A350-1000s in 2019, giving it greater bellyhold capacity. By Alex Lennane 28/03/2017 Virgin Atlantic Cargo today reported 2016 revenues of £174m, down from £195m a year earlier, despite volumes growing 1.8%.The airline carried 218,000 tonnes, giving it a 64% load factor. However, price pressure contributed to weaker revenues, as did the weakness of the pound.However, the carrier said it hoped to see more market stability this year.“2016 was a challenging year for a variety of reasons,” said senior vice president cargo John Lloyd. “The impact of overcapacity on yields and the falling value of sterling were major factors and we also saw a reduction in revenues due to route changes driven by passenger demand.
Home Sport Rugby Ireland cap still the aim for Masterson as rugby eyes a return… SportRugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Ireland cap still the aim for Masterson as rugby eyes a return to action Sean Masterson with his brother Eoghan after Sean’s first Ireland U-20 cap against France in 2017 Getting capped for Ireland is still the ambition for Portlaoise man Eoghan Masterson as he prepares for his sixth professional season with Connacht.Though this season was cut short by the Coronavirus, Masterson had been enjoying a good season with Connacht and he’ll be joined by his younger brother Sean for 2020-21 campaign after he recently signed a senior contract after a couple of years in the Academy.Having overcome an injury hit couple of seasons, Eoghan had made 17 appearances for Connacht before the season was shut down, including his debut in the Champions Cup.Having suffered an horrific knee injury in the 2015-2016 season, not long after he played for the Emerging Ireland side when they won the Tiblisi Cup, he has been playing catch up since.The likes of Andrew Conway, Luke McGrath and Rob Herring were team-mates on that side while he was part of a backrow alongside Jack Conan and Dan Leavy.Connacht, too, have seen their representation on Ireland squads increase in recent seasons with Ultan Dillane, Bundee Aki, Tiernan O’Halloran, Jack Carty and Kieran Marmion among those to feature.And he says he hopes to follow in their footsteps and play for Ireland at senior level in the coming years.“Obviously the big one is to play for Ireland,” he said when speaking on a recent LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. Twitter TAGSConnacht rugbyEoghan MastersonSean MastersonTalking Sport WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic Previous articleBig breakthrough as permission granted for Blueway along River ErkinaNext articleWarm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee 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. Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News By Steven Miller – 7th July 2020 “I know when I was injured a few years ago I might have missed a good opportunity to get in. In 2015 I was on the Emerging Ireland tour and a lot of lads from there have gone on to get capped since.“That year afterwards when I got injured it might have been a nice window of opportunity for me.”But he says he says he can just focus on playing consistently well with Connacht – and that doors may open from there.“I’m comfortable knowing if I’m diligent in my work and trying to be the best professional I can be hopefully things like an Ireland cap will come my way and trophies with Connacht is a big thing.“I don’t want to be just talking about 2016 (when Connacht won the Pro14 title after beating Leinster in the final) for the rest of our lives. I want more than that. They are the two big ones.”And Masterson has seen at close hand how things can work out quickly for a player breaking through if things go their way.“I always remember when I was getting surgery on my knee in 2016. I was in the bed just after my operation and I was watching him come on for his Ireland debut in Twickenham.“I think in the space of six months he might have been playing club game with Corinthians in October-November and in February he was lining out for Ireland. It does happen very quickly if you get a run of luck and one man’s misfortune can be another man’s fortune.”Sean, meanwhile, is looking to make a big impression in his first season on a senior contract.“In the next season, I’d love to put a marker down,” he said on the same Podcast.“I’d love to get a position on the team, play good rugby and hopefully Connacht will play good rugby and that will help me progress too.“Try and get starting position on the team in the next year, nail it down. And as Eoghan says, be diligent as professional rugby player and doing all the right things and hopefully opportunities will come from that.”You can listen to the interview in full here or subscripe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Masterson brothers on rugby with Portlaoise, Ireland, Scotland and ConnachtSEE ALSO – Check out more Podcasts from LaoisToday here Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date
RelatedPrime Minister Tables Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Policy Framework RelatedPrime Minister Tables Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Policy Framework Story HighlightsThe National Development Plan for Jamaica (Vision 2030) and the Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework, were tabled by Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding today (May 5) in the House of Representatives.The development plan and framework set out a range of policy actions, which are designed to transform Jamaica into a developed state by the year 2030.Prime Minister Golding, who was making his contribution to the 2009/10 Budget Debate, explained that the Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework is a three-year programme, which maps out the first leg of the journey towards making Jamaica into the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business. RelatedPrime Minister Tables Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Policy Framework FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Development Plan for Jamaica (Vision 2030) and the Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework, were tabled by Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding today (May 5) in the House of Representatives.The development plan and framework set out a range of policy actions, which are designed to transform Jamaica into a developed state by the year 2030.Prime Minister Golding, who was making his contribution to the 2009/10 Budget Debate, explained that the Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework is a three-year programme, which maps out the first leg of the journey towards making Jamaica into the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.It has as its objectives: the security and safety of Jamaicans; a stable macro-economy; energy security and efficiency; achievement-driven education; and effective governance.To support these objectives the Government is aiming to create a business-friendly environment, globally competitive industries, and effective social protection. Other targets are cultural transformation, and hazard-risk management and climate adaptation.Mr. Golding said the programme was developed through consultation with stakeholders, members of the public and the Opposition. He encouraged all Jamaicans to “take ownership of it,” noting that “we must build on that foundation beyond 2012 to achieve that overarching goal by 2030”.“It is rooted in a vision that we can be what we want to be, that we don’t have to be forever looking at other countries of the world with envy in our eyes. We can become the envy of the world,” he continued. Advertisements Prime Minister Tables Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Policy Framework Office of the Prime MinisterMay 5, 2009
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Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 13, 2019 If you’ll be around the Boulder/Denver area over winter break, check out these things to do. Most activities are free or low-cost.Around campusBetween Dec. 22 and Jan. 4, all Buff OneCard holders will have free access to the Rec Center. Enjoy free activities such as fitness classes, bouldering and ice skating. Plus, you can bring up to six guests with you, free of charge.The CU men’s basketball team has a few home games over winter break. Show your Buff pride and head to the CU Events Center to cheer them on!Check out the exhibits at the CU Art Museum, CU Museum of Natural History and CU Heritage Center. Admission is free; there may be special hours over winter break.Around BoulderWith fewer students around, winter break is a great time to try out local restaurants and coffee shops around Boulder. Here are some favorite food spots on The Hill to get you started.Visit the Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder for a free behind-the-scenes tour at the factory. You can also enjoy lunch at the Celestial Café and stock up on your favorite tea at the tea shop.Among Boulder’s many famous attractions lies the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. This hand-carved, hand-painted teahouse was created by 40 artisans in several cities of Tajikistan. It was brought to Boulder in pieces and reassembled to make the teahouse. Go check out this beautiful masterpiece!Around DenverEasily visit Denver for free with your RTD pass on most of the RTD Flatiron Flyer bus routes. Hang out at Union Station, shop the 16th Street Mall or try new restaurants.The Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo have days over winter break where general admission is free for attendees.Go ice skating at the Downtown Denver Rink. Entry is free, and skate rentals are $9.Outdoor activitiesWinters in Boulder can be mild, making for perfect hiking weather. Check out these five winter hikes to do over break.After a snowfall, visit one of these great sledding spots in Boulder.Rent some snowshoes from the Rec Center’s Outdoor Program, and try them out at out these spots in Boulder County.Categories:Things to DoCampus Community
Buffs around the world came together over the past few months in remarkable ways to support students, staff and faculty in need. The results? 1,835 students received a total of $904,143 in support380 staff and faculty received a total of $164,753 in support477 donors contributed $91,357 to the Student Emergency Fund 249 donors contributed $51,822 to the Staff and Faculty Emergency Fund$1.6 million pledged from the CU Boulder campus to the emergency funds to support the CU Boulder communityBut the effort didn’t stop there as Buffs also stepped up to help essential workers and their community at large: 1,125 masks made by 40 volunteers for campus essential workers 47,719 pounds of food distributed to 2,347 people through produce pop-ups and mobile food pantries*Plus, we found new ways to stand shoulder to shoulder while remaining socially distanced:Sending virtual messages of support to the Class of 2020Coloring custom-designed CU cartoons Using CU-themed Zoom backgrounds for virtual meetingsThank you for your care and compassion during these challenging times. And remember, we are all Buffs Together! * During the 2019–20 academic yearCategories:Buffs Together Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 16, 2020