Royal Mail, Kier Group and Thomas Cook set to lose out in tomorrow’s FTSE reshuffle, as insurer Hiscox looks set to join the big league

first_img Tags: AA Company FTSE 100 Insurance Kier Group Restaurant Group Royal Mail Royal Mail’s share price has more than halved since its peak in May, and remains well below its 2013 initial public offering (IPO) price of 330p.Most of the change has been driven by a shock October profit warning plus a fall in letter volumes that saw communications watchdog Ofcom voice its concerns about the company’s long-term sustainability last week.Meanwhile Hiscox, winner of insurance company of the year at last month’s City A.M. awards, looks ready to benefit from Royal Mail’s woes as the only company eligible for promotion to the FTSE 100.The insurer’s share price has more than doubled in the past five years and has ridden out a difficult period for insurers, who have been hit by several expensive claims after a series of hurricanes and typhoons struck globally.Elsewhere, Kier Group is set to tumble out of the FTSE 250 after a troubled year for outsourcers hit the construction giant hard. Tuesday 4 December 2018 7:14 pm whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndoScientific MirrorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonScientific MirrorUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News SharperUndo Kier’s misery on the stock market has been so acute in recent weeks, culminating in the group announcing a rights issue on Friday that has swung a 39 per cent wrecking ball at its share price.Thomas Cook is also facing the chop from the second tier of the FTSE index, with shares nose diving more than 50 per cent after last week’s £30m profit warning. The beleaguered package holiday provider blamed its troubles on the summer heatwave hitting its main trading period.It could be better news for Small Cap companies Aston Martin and the Restaurant Group, both of whom are eligible for entry into the FTSE 250.Aston Martin’s hotly anticipated debut on the stock market came in October in a listing which saw the luxury carmaker valued at £4.3bn. But its shares have fallen by a quarter since then, raising doubts about whether it will move up a gear on the index.The Restaurant Group recently acquired Wagamama, but the deal left a sour taste for investors, with its share price losing 14 per cent since the takeover.The final decision will be announced after market close tomorrow, taking companies positions at the end of today’s trading as indicators of who should go up or down. center_img Alex Daniel Share Royal Mail, Kier Group and Thomas Cook set to lose out in tomorrow’s FTSE reshuffle, as insurer Hiscox looks set to join the big league whatsapp Royal Mail will need a miracle to avoid relegation from the FTSE 100 Index tomorrow, as insurer Hiscox looks ready to step into its place as a blue chip firm.The winners and losers of the last FTSE reshuffle of the year are to be announced tomorrow afternoon, with Thomas Cook, Kier Group and the AA also among those facing the drop.last_img read more

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Bartlett Regional Hospital begins locally processing COVID-19 tests

first_imgCoronavirus | Juneau | Local GovernmentBartlett Regional Hospital begins locally processing COVID-19 testsFebruary 23, 2021 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Update | 6:06 p.m.Bartlett Regional Hospital, pictured here on Dec. 1, 2018, is located at 3260 Hospital Drive in Juneau. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Hospital workers began processing COVID-19 tests locally in Juneau on Tuesday.Emergency operations officials said the new testing lab at Bartlett Regional Hospital started small, with tests of people getting screened before medical procedures.Emergency planning chief Robert Barr said after workflow kinks get smoothed out, the local lab will process the samples the city has been collecting at its fire training center.“Which should be, knock on wood, within a week or so,” Barr said.Then test samples won’t have to be shipped to an out-of-state lab. It’s expected to cut the turnaround time for results from two or three days to the same day or the next day.Other recent COVID developments include that the city is giving people age 65 and up first dibs on appointments for the next mass vaccination clinic, scheduled for March 12 and 13. Juneau seniors can register early beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday through the city’s COVID hotline, 586-6000. City officials think 23% of Juneau’s seniors have not gotten the vaccine.For everyone else eligible, registration will open at noon Thursday on the city’s website and through the hotline.There has been a small spike in case numbers since the city lowered the community risk level and associated restrictions last week. Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove said that’s just coincidence, the effect on case numbers wouldn’t be apparent this soon.Among the cases in Juneau identified in the last two weeks, most of the spread was through secondary transmission. Meaning, health care workers figured out who spread it to whom.“So you know, if we’ve got a lot of secondary transmission, and we know people are quarantining, we’re not as concerned as we might be with even a fewer number of cases where it’s community spread and we have no idea how those people got sick, and they don’t appear to be connected at all. That’s of more concern to us,” Cosgrove said.Cosgrove said the spikes also correspond to large family groups getting tested in batches.In regional COVID news, except for Juneau, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is opening up COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public.SEARHC made the announcement Tuesday. To be considered for future appointments, sign up at covid19.searhc.org. You must have a valid email address.In Juneau, SEARHC is making the vaccine available to its beneficiaries and existing patients.There are no out-of-pocket charges.Original post | 3:15 p.m.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Juneau city officials are holding their weekly COVID-19 community update at 4 p.m. Tuesday over video conference. You can watch on this post, through the City and Borough of Juneau’s Facebook page or on Zoom.Members of the city’s emergency operations center will provide information about the local COVID-19 response and answer questions. Community members can submit questions in advance to via email.Recent developments include that the city is giving people age 65 and up first dibs on appointments for the next mass vaccination clinic, scheduled for March 12 and 13. Juneau seniors can register early beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday through the city’s COVID hotline, 586-6000. City officials think 23% of Juneau’s seniors have not gotten the vaccine.For everyone else eligible, registration will open at noon Thursday on the city’s website and through the hotline.As of Tuesday afternoon, city officials know of 23 residents and one non-resident in Juneau with active cases. No new cases were identified today.Among the cases in Juneau identified over last two weeks, Deputy City Manager wrote in Monday’s emergency operations report that much of the spread happened among “large family groups.”Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated at what time Juneau seniors can begin registering early for vaccine appointments. It’s 9 a.m. Wednesday, not 8 a.m. Share this story:last_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday March 7, 2018

first_img Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Previous articleLaois GAA championship draws set to take placeNext articleLaois Tourism Academy proposed as tourism focal point Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday March 7, 2018 Deaths Facebook Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Brian KellyRathmiles, Killenard, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at his residence. Sadly missed by his loving wife Therese, family Clare, Sharon, Sandra, Mark, Greg, Liam and Rory, sisters Elizabeth and Madeline, grandchildren, great-grandchild,extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.Requiem Mass in St John’s Church Killenard on Thursday at 12pm noon. Funeral afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer SocietyPhilomena KennedyThe Downs, Portlaoise, LaoisDeeply regretted by her loving husband Laurence and son William.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise from 7 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday evening. Removal on Thursday moring to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.Laurence (Larry) BreslinGlenkeen, Clonaslee, LaoisLaurence (Larry) Breslin, Glenkeen, Clonaslee, Co Laois. Died peacefully at home on March 5th 2018. Deeply regretted by his brothers Bernie and Michael, sisters Mary, Rose (Sr. Finbarr – Mullingar), Margaret, Ellen and Bridie, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence from 3pm on Wednesday with Recital of The Rosary at 8pm. Reposing again on Thursday from 3pm untill 8pm. Lars funeral will arrive for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass on Friday morning in St. Manmam’s Church, Clonaslee. Interment after Mass in St. Manmam’s Cemetery, Clonaslee. Family flowers only. House private Friday morning please.Linda Conroy (née Lanham)Ballyroan, Laois / Portlaoise, LaoisThe death has occured of Linda Conroy (nee Lanham), Ballyroan and formerly Marian Avenue, Portlaoise. Linda passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Sadly missed by her heartbroken husband Gerry, sons Keith, Garry and Scott daughters Emma-jane and Karen. Deeply regretted by her mother Maura, mother-in-law Pauline, sisters Teresa and Gillian, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Reposing at her daughter’s residence 17. Cross of Newtown, Ballyroan from 2pm on Tuesday 6th March rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday (morning) 7th March at 9am for Requiem Mass at 10am in St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Church, Portlaoise. Burial afterwards in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.Margaret (Peggy) Mills (née Fox)Thornberry, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the Staff of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shane. Predeceased by her husband Joe. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Seamus and Joseph, daughters Maria, Roseanne, Assumpta, Carol and Ciara, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law Patricia, grandchildren, great-grandnson Danny, brothers, sisters, extended family relatives and friends.Reposing at the Adoration Chapel adjoining the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix from 5pm.on Tuesday with removal to the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwads in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.Karen Coonan (nee Dixon)Chantiere Gate, Portlaoise, LaoisCoonan (nee Dixon), Chantiere Gate, Portlaoise. March 3rd 2018. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Karen, dearly loved wife to Owen and adoring mother to Matthew. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her parents Anne and Brendan and brother Alan, mother in law Philomena, sister in law Trisha, brothers in law, Brian, Barry, and Dermot, beautiful nieces and nephews Cassie, Maeanna, Theo, Laurence and Aonghus, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home from 6pm on Monday evening with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday to Ss Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Ss Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Doris LalorCremorgan, Timahoe, Laois / Ballinakill, LaoisDoris passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Dan. Sadly missed by her heartbroken children, son Willie and daughter Trish. Deeply regretted by her mother Phil, father Patrick, brothers John, Colm, Declan and Eamonn. Sadly missed by her daughter in law Karen, grandchildren Ellie -Ann and Heidi, sisters in law, brother in law, uncle, aunts and nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Reposing at her residence from Sunday evening at 6.30pm with Rosary at 8 o’clock. Removal on Monday morning at 11.30 to arrive to Saint Michael’s Church, Timahoe for 12 noon Requiem Mass, followed by interment in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Timahoe. House private Monday morning please.John (Sean) Rafter (Snr)Boherard, Clough, Ballacolla, LaoisPeacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his devoted wife Josie, children Siobhan, Michael, Paul, Noreen, Majella and John, sister Kathleen, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his residence from 3.00pm on Monday with Rosary at 9.00pm. Removal to St Canice’s Church, Clough on Tuesday morning for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in Clough Cemetery. House private on Tuesday morning please. Family flowers only. donations if desired to St Vincent de Paul.William MulhallCappanaclough, Abbeyleix, LaoisSuddenly. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Doreen, daughter Deidre, sons Liam, Matt, Seamus and Declan, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence on Friday with rosay at 8pm. Removal on Saturday to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Raheen Cemetery. House Strictly Private on Saturday morning, by request.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Deaths in Laois – Wednesday March 7, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Rugby Twitter WhatsApp By Julie Anne Miller – 7th March 2018 Council last_img read more

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North Korea Enacts ‘Mt. Baekdu Law’

first_img North Korea Enacts ‘Mt. Baekdu Law’ SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The possibility of Mt. Baekdu erupting recently drew modest attention. Now, in a follow-up measure, North Korea has enacted a law covering preventative measures vis earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.Chosun Central News Agency revealed the news on the 24th, saying, “North Korea recently adopted a prevention and rescue law have been adopted in prevention of damages from potential earthquakes and volcano explosions, North Korea took the measures to protect people and property from harm.”The new law reportedly outlines plans to limit earthquake and volcanic damage. No detailed provisions have been released.The possibility of Mt. Beakdu erupting has been current among scholars since last year. In recent research put out by the National Institute for Disaster Prevention, dust and ash could reach Japan and disrupt flight operations within 12 hours of a volcanic eruption in winter, , while the easterly South Korean island of Ulleungdo would be hit within 8 hours.North and South Korea discussed the issue in April in a meeting of experts, but nothing further came of it.According to inside sources, evacuation plans have been under preparation in the name of the Party Central Committee Secretariat. Geologists were reportedly dispatched to the region to investigate the situation on the ground. News News AvatarKim Tae Hong North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img News Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kim Tae Hong – 2011.11.24 3:03pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News last_img read more

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Harbour crossing should be a priority, not an afterthought

first_imgHarbour crossing should be a priority, not an afterthought The New Zealand National PartyThe Government’s lack of urgency with a second harbour crossing for Auckland shows how misguided it is when it comes to the needs of the city and New Zealand’s economy. /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:Auckland, Economy, Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

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Belarus G7 Foreign Ministers Statement

first_imgBelarus G7 Foreign Ministers Statement We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union condemn in the strongest terms the unprecedented action by the Belarusian authorities in arresting independent journalist, Raman Pratasevich and his companion, Sofia Sopega, after forcing flight FR4978 on which they were travelling to land in Minsk on 23 May.This action jeopardised the safety of the passengers and crew of the flight. It was also a serious attack on the rules governing civil aviation. All our countries, and our citizens, depend on every state acting responsibly in fulfilling their duties under the Chicago Convention so that civil aircraft can operate safely and securely. We call on the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to urgently address this challenge to its rules and standards.This action also represents a serious attack on media freedom. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Raman Pratasevich, as well as all other journalists and political prisoners held in Belarus.We will enhance our efforts, including through further sanctions as appropriate, to promote accountability for the actions of the Belarusian authorities. /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:america, Belarus, Canada, Europe, european, European Union, foreign minister, France, G7, Germany, Government, Italy, Japan, Minsk, Sofia, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, United Stateslast_img read more

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CU-Boulder's Two-Time Decathlon Champs Go For Win No. 3 With Thursday Installation Of State-Of-The-Art Solar Panels

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 1, 2007 Roof-integrated photovoltaic panels will be installed today by University of Colorado at Boulder students on the school’s latest Solar Decathlon entry as part of a project update for the fall competition, the third of three competitions to date that CU-Boulder won previously in 2002 and 2005.The defending champions – with new student engineers at the helm – will describe what promises to be the team’s most innovative Solar Decathlon entry. The sponsors and student participants will give a brief project update at 10 a.m. today while installation of the solar system gets underway.”We’re at a critical and exciting stage of the project,” said Michael Brandemuehl, faculty adviser to the team for the third consecutive competition. “Together with our partners, we are looking forward to sharing updates on the progress and features of this remarkable project.”Xcel Energy and McStain Neighborhoods are partnering with the 2007 University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team. Xcel Energy, the nation’s No. 1 provider of wind power, is the primary sponsor of the team, contributing $200,000 toward the zero-energy solar home being designed and built by CU-Boulder students. McStain Neighborhoods is providing construction guidance and sponsoring the construction site at 4217 W. 116th Way in Bradburn Village, Westminster, where McStain is building the largest solar-powered neighborhood in Colorado.Special features of this year’s CU-Boulder home include building-integrated photovoltaic panels, which will provide a waterproof roofing shell while collecting all of the energy needed to power the home; a ductless heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system with architecturally integrated heat exchangers; and a mechanical spine in which the plumbing and HVAC system are centralized in a completely modular, prefabricated, structural core.The competition home will be moved from Bradburn Village to Washington, D.C. Once there, the home – along with those of 19 other universities from the United States, Canada and Europe – will be tested in 10 contests measuring the homes’ performance based on everyday energy use. The team houses in the “solar village” on Washington’s National Mall will be open to the public Oct. 12 to Oct. 20, except for Oct. 17 when the houses are closed for judging.About University of Colorado Solar Decathlon TeamThe University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team comprises about 30 students from the fields of engineering and architecture who are collaborating to design and build a home powered completely by solar energy. The CU team won the first-place trophies in the first two Solar Decathlon competitions, which were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2002 and 2005. For more information, visit the CU team’s Web site at solar.colorado.edu or the competition Web site at www.eere.energy.gov/solar_decathlon.About McStain NeighborhoodsMcStain Neighborhoods is a Colorado-based developer and home builder recognized both regionally and nationally for its environmentally responsible community design and building practices. For more than 40 years, McStain has created neighborhoods of enduring value that connect people to each other and to the natural environment on Colorado’s Front Range. McStain Neighborhoods also is the only home builder that has been invited to build in all of Denver’s premier redevelopment projects: Lowry, Stapleton, Belmar and Platt Park. For more information about McStain, call (303) 494-5900 or visit www.mcstain.com.About Xcel EnergyXcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.last_img read more

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Veraison Starts in Napa Valley

first_imgEmail Pinterest Share TAGSfeaturedNapaNapa Valley GrapegrowersVeraison AdvertisementSignals the beginning of winegrape ripeningPhoto credit: Cliff Lede Vineyards, courtesy of Allison Cellini and NVG.NAPA, CA (June 25, 2015) – According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season is underway, occurring two-three weeks earlier than usual. Known as the onset of ripening, veraison marks the colorful transition from grape growth to grape ripening, resulting in several changes in grape development.Most dramatically, red winegrapes slowly turn from green to red and purple while white winegrapes go from green to a golden yellow.“We saw the first signs of veraison this morning in some Merlot in Calistoga. The berries changing color is the visual sign that they are accumulating sugar and that harvest is just around the corner,” said PJ Alviso, NVG member and Director of Estate Viticulture at Duckhorn Wine Company.NVG reports that some Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Sangiovese vineyards are now also showing signs of veraison and the rest of the varieties grown in Napa will soon follow suit. NVG notes that if the degree days continue tracking as they have been, growers can expect to see more colors in the next 10 days.At this time of year, vine growth is strong and winegrape growers are very actively managing leaf canopies to prevent sunburn and the vineyard floor to minimize weeds, vineyard pests, and hold on to the remaining moisture that exists in the soil profile. Increased use of vineyard technology enables vineyard managers to quickly identify and mitigate any threatening issues.With harvest typically occurring 60-75 days from 50% veraison, NVG anticipates that the 2015 harvest could begin in mid-August.About Napa Valley GrapegrowersThe Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for over 40 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents over 690 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses. For more information, visit www.napagrowers.org.Follow Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Twitter.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Veraison Starts in Napa ValleyIndustry News ReleasesVeraison Starts in Napa ValleyBy Press Release – June 26, 2015 29 0 Linkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Previous articleRenwood Winery Appoints Heather Price as EVP of Sales and MarketingNext articleDutton Estate Winery – 20th Anniversary! Press Releaselast_img read more

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China’s Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica

first_imgRelatedChina’s Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica KINGSTON — The Jamaica/China Relationship is set to experience another boost with the upcoming Official Visit of the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Hui Liangyu to Jamaica, from Sunday September 18 to Wednesday September 21. While here, the Vice Premier will meet with the Governor General, the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet and other senior Government officials. It is also expected that two separate agreements for grants valued jointly at RMB 21 Million, as well as an MoU on agricultural cooperation will be signed during the visit. Generally, it is expected that this visit will further enhance the friendly partnership for common development between China and Jamaica. Vibrant relationship This is the first Official High Level visit to Jamaica, since the visit of China’s Vice President, His Excellency Xi Jinping from February 11-14, 2009. Also, in March 2008 a team of Chinese officials visited Jamaica on the invitation of the Ministry of Water and Housing, and in January 2008, Jamaica hosted officials from China’s Ministry of Commerce, and in September 2007 the country hosted China’s Vice Premier. On the Jamaican side, several Official Delegations have visited China in the last four years. The most important of which was the one headed by Prime Minister Bruce Golding in February, 2010. This was Mr. Golding’s first Official visit to China. It was also just this week Monday, (September 12) that Prime Minister Golding met with Vice Premier, His Excellency Wang Qishan, who led a large delegation to the third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Trinidad & Tobago.(China has several Vice Premiers.) Having established diplomatic relations in November 1972, both countries have a vibrant bilateral relationship with an existing strong technical cooperation programme on, but not exclusive to: infrastructural upgrade; agriculture; education; tourism and sports. Importantly also, discussions have already begun between both countries on an Air Services Agreement. [Click here to download media accreditation form] Contact: Ann-Margaret Lim, 564-4241 September 14, 2011 China’s Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica Foreign AffairsSeptember 15, 2011 RelatedChina’s Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Press Release  Public Relations and Media Affairs Unit, 21 Dominica Drive Kingston 5, Jamaica W. I. Tel:  (876)926-4220; Fax: (876)929-6733; e-mail: [email protected] RelatedChina’s Vice Premier to Visit Jamaica Advertisementslast_img read more

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KPN shareholders approve E-Plus sale

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 OCT 2013 Home KPN shareholders approve E-Plus sale Related Author Ken Wieland América Móvil deberá pagar 2 millones de dólares a Colombia America Movil takes $2M Colombia hit America MovilCarlos SlimE-PlusFinancialKPNRegulatory Previous ArticleSecond bidder eyeing BlackBerryNext ArticleCardflight raises $1.6M to chase more clients Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Shareholders of Dutch operator KPN have cleared the sale of E-Plus to Telefonica Germany. Under the terms of the agreed deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, KPN will receive €5 billion in cash and a 20.5 per cent stake in the Spanish giant’s German mobile operations.KPN said it will use the cash to step up investment in its home market and Belgium. It will also re-commence dividend payments – which were scrapped for 2013 – in the operator’s 2014 financial year.The combination of E-Plus and Telefonica Germany will create the country’s largest mobile operator by customers.KPN reckons the deal will be cleared by EU regulators by mid-2014.Eelco Blok, KPN’s chief executive, reported by Reuters, said he expected to see more industry consolidation to fund spectrum auctions and 4G investment.KPN shareholder approval to the E-Plus sale comes at a time when the Dutch operator is haggling with Carlos Slim’s America Movil – the biggest shareholder in KPN – over the price of a full takeover.KPN wants America Movil to raise its proposed €2.40 per share offer (worth €7.2 billion), not least because it has struck an agreement with Dutch authorities to book a loss of €3.7 billion on the assumption it completes the sale of E-Plus. The loss will offset the Dutch operator’s taxable income, starting in 2014, which arguably makes KPN a more attractive target.On the other hand, reports Reuters, the Mexican group is arguing that the recent entry of Dutch cable operator Ziggo into the mobile market has depressed KPN’s valuation.KPN Foundation, an independent body with the power to block America Movil’s takeover bid – it has more than 50 per cent voting rights – has so far been resistant to the overtures made by Mexican tycoon Slim.KPN Foundation abstained at the E-Plus vote by KPN shareholders on 2 October. KPN snubs two takeover approacheslast_img read more

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