HSBC warns of reprisals in China if UK bans Huawei equipment

first_img whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) HSBC’s declaration marks a significant departure for the bank, which has refused to comment on the unrest in the city over the past year.  The Chinese parliament approved the controversial bill at the end of last month, which imposes national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comArticles StoneTeacher Throws Marine Out, He Gets The Last LaughArticles StoneDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny Share whatsapp The bank’s chairman Mark Tucker made private representations to the Prime Minister’s advisers, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Britain and the US have said the proposed laws violate Beijing’s obligations to the territory, with foreign secretary Dominic Raab saying it was a breach of Hong Kong’s autonomy.  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: HSBC warns of reprisals in China if UK bans Huawei equipment Show Comments ▼ HSBC warns of reprisals in China if UK bans Huawei equipment In a statement HSBC said: “We respect and support laws and regulations that will enable Hong Kong to recover and rebuild the economy and, at the same time, maintain the principle of ‘one country two systems’”. center_img HSBC has reportedly warned Downing Street against a ban on Huawei in 5G telecoms networks, in a further escalation of tensions between Britain and China.  The UK announced it would offer visas to the 3m British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders in the former British territory, with a pathway to future citizenship.  Angharad Carrick Britain designated the Chinese telecoms giant a “high-risk vendor” in January, capping its 5G involvement at 35 per cent and excluding it from the data-heavy element of the network.  Although HSBC moved its headquarters to London in 1993, Hong Kong remains the bank’s largest market and it has invested billions into China through its presence there.  HSBC reportedly claimed it could face reprisals in China if Huawei was blocked from selling equipment to the networks being built by British operators.  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: HSBC warns of reprisals in China if UK bans Huawei equipment Standard Chartered followed suit, saying it hopes the new security law can help “maintain the long-term stability of Hong Kong”.  Sunday 7 June 2020 1:15 pm Last week, HSBC was criticised for its support of China’s new security law for Hong Kong, after Asia-Pacific chief Peter Wong signed a petition backing the law. last_img read more

Rishi Sunak: UK will not be hit by a ‘horror show of tax rises’

first_imgBefore the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Rishi Sunak: UK will not be hit by a ‘horror show of tax rises’ Show Comments ▼ Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (L) and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) arrive to attend a Cabinet meeting of senior government ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on September 1, 2020. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Rishi Sunak: UK will not be hit by a ‘horror show of tax rises’ Wednesday 2 September 2020 2:33 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (L) and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) arrive to attend a Cabinet meeting of senior government ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on September 1, 2020. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Some of the proposals the Treasury are reportedly considering are increases in corporation tax, capital gains tax and fuel duty. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (L) and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) arrive to attend a Cabinet meeting of senior government ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on September 1, 2020. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Rishi Sunak: UK will not be hit by a ‘horror show of tax rises’ It comes after days of media reports suggesting the chancellor was preparing to hike taxes in a multitude of ways to claw back some of the £160bn the government has spent during the pandemic. When asked about potential tax rises today, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “The Prime Minister and the chancellor have made clear the importance that they attach to the UK being a low tax, competitive economy.” “But it does mean treating the British people with respect, being honest with them about the challenges we face.” Sir Keir Starmer’s spokesperson told a group of journalists: “This is absolutely the wrong time to be talking about tax rises.center_img Share Labour has also come out today to oppose potential tax rises while the economy is still adjusting to the new post-Covid realities. Stefan Boscia “This is exactly the wrong time for tax rises, this is time to the economy growing.” The recent speculation about potential tax rises hitting the UK’s wealthiest sections of society has angered Tory MPs and supporters. Sunak was photographed holding a paper of notes for his address to a group of Tory backbench MPs today, with the speech appearing to suggest the Treasury will not be raising taxes by as much as some have speculated. Sunak’s speech notes appeared to read: “We will need to do some difficult things. “Now this does not mean a horror show of tax rises. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnyinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Early London mayor election in-person turnout just 12 per cent of 2016

first_img Share Stefan Boscia The source said “it looks like at 12 noon most polling stations were at about 11.6 per cent of 2016 turnout”. Early London mayor election in-person turnout just 12 per cent of 2016 It is thought by Khan’s team that a low turnout, likely driven by a low turnout among younger voters, would benefit Bailey. Internal Labour polling numbers are showing in-person turnout as of noon in today’s London mayor election was just 11.6 per cent of the total 2016 turnout, raising fears among Sadiq Khan’s camp about a surprise defeat. Thursday 6 May 2021 4:39 pm A dog meets its owner outside a polling station at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School today (Getty Images) Also Read: Early London mayor election in-person turnout just 12 per cent of 2016 Polls have consistently put Khan in front of Tory challenger Shaun Bailey by 20+ points over the past year, however a YouGov poll days ago closed that margin to 12 points. whatsapp A Labour campaign source told City A.M. that the party was consistently hearing that “voter turnout is very low” across the capital and that Khan’s camp were “concerned”. More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img A dog meets its owner outside a polling station at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School today (Getty Images) Also Read: Early London mayor election in-person turnout just 12 per cent of 2016 London Elects said a little more than 1.1m postal ballots were sent out of 5.9m registered voters. whatsapp If Labour’s numbers are correct that would mean just 301,600 people had voted as of noon, not counting postal ballots. Polls close at 10pm today and a winner is not expected to be declared until Saturday evening at the earliest. A dog meets its owner outside a polling station at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School today (Getty Images) It is expected there will be many more postal votes this year, due to Covid-19, however it is unknown which candidate they will favour or how many people actually sent in their ballots. Covid precautions mean that the counting process will take longer than usual. Labour were already worried about a low turnout providing a surprise upset of the incumbent, however it is believed the early turnout is even lower than the party expected. The turnout in 2016 was 45.3 per cent, with 2.6m votes. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Should the state subsidize a beer festival?

first_imgAlcohol & Substance Abuse | Arts & Culture | Business | Southcentral | State GovernmentShould the state subsidize a beer festival?May 25, 2016 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:Nationwide, craft brewing is on the rise, and Alaska is no exception: 3,947,554 gallons of beer were brewed in state in 2015.On Saturday, downtown Anchorage hosted the first ever tasting festival made up exclusively of small brewing and distilling companies based in Alaska. The small industry is thriving for a variety of reasons, including a recent appropriation through the state’s Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.Local brewers served beer from tents at the Alaska Crafted festival on May 21 in Anchorage. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)But taxpayer-funded support for the burgeoning alcohol sector doesn’t sit well with everyone.It was gray and drizzling on a fenced-in section of F Street as a few hundred people roamed from tent to tent filling small tasting glasses with beer, part of the Alaska Crafted festival.Made it! #alaskacrafted. #beer pic.twitter.com/3x3oRE0ANp— Sarah Doyle (@whiskymuse) May 22, 2016“Besides the weather it’s been good,” laughed Brian Swanson, one of the three owners of Odd Man Rush. The brew-pub opened last September in Eagle River, where Swanson grew up.Like a lot of brewers, Swanson started off making beer as a side project. Now, he describes it as a “hobby on steroids.”“It’s a scary thing to invest your own time and money,” Swanson said of the decision to make brewing his occupation.“Your families have to embrace it,” he went on. “It’s just been kind of humbling to see it happen.”It’s not an easy line of work. Starting a brewing business combines the low-profit financial risk of a restaurant with the labyrinth of state and local regulations governing alcohol licensing. Which makes it puzzling why local breweries continue opening and expanding across the state, up and down the Railbelt, all the way to Hoonah and other Southeast communities off the road system. The exception is western Alaska, where transport and energy costs are high, and the majority of communities are damp or dry.Locally made beer is moving from a novelty to an economic fixture in Alaska. There are 1,436 full-time jobs connected to brewing, which doesn’t include the handful of companies distilling hard alcohol. A recent report by Southeast Strategies estimates the industry has a direct impact of $83,975,524 in Alaska, although only 25 percent of that is retained in state, due in part to brewers having to import key ingredients like hops and glass bottles from the Lower 48.One reason these figures exist is because as an industry, independent craft brewing has matured to the point of hiring a lobbyist.Ryan Makinster is the executive director of Brewers Guild of Alaska. Though in the past he served as a legislative staffer in Juneau, Makinster’s current job with the Brewers Guild involves providing expertise to new businesses and ensuring the small industry has a voice in regulations and policymaking.He sees the festival as a big deal because it’s the first time a major beer and spirits tasting is made up solely of Alaska suppliers.“The lift on creating something like this is pretty time intensive, and actually there’s a cost involved in it,” Makinster said during an interview a few days before the event.Support for the festival came in a lot of different forms, like donated goods and volunteer hours.But it also came from a $200,000 appropriation from the state to organize and pay for the festival’s upfront expenses.“It’s basically their event currently,” Makinster said, “We’re just participants in it and sponsors.”Because most brewing businesses are small without much spare capital or capacity, the state’s forward funding of the festival was crucial, according to Makinster.“It’s gotten us to this point,” he said. “I don’t think we could have done this without the state support.”The money is a piece of a $1.77 million economic assistance program approved by lawmakers for fiscal year 2013. According to a capital project summary, the appropriation’s aim is long-term economic growth by promoting industries like “minerals, forest products and transportation logistics.”Craft brewing is one of the state’s few growing manufacturing sectors, and a rare bright spot in Alaska’s current economy.“It’s something that uses local materials, adds value, and then is something that we can actually export out of Alaska,” explained Gretchen Fauske, business development officer for the state’s Division of Economic Development, the state entity involved in the festival.The division sees the festival as an attempt to cultivate an export market by raising the profile of Alaska’s brewers and distillers. To do that, they signed a contract with marketing firm Brilliant Media Strategies to handle the event’s logistics, promotion and public relations.The contract lays out that the “cost of the event is to be refunded with ticket sales,” which at $75 a piece works out to 2,667 in ticket sales. Exact receipts were still being counted, Fauske wrote in a midweek email.Part of the promotional work spelled out in the contract was local advertising. Another piece was fostering recognition beyond Alaska, which included a press tour arranged for five freelance writers and bloggers over the weekend, valued at $30,000.“I think national attention to the event would be a huge success for us,” Fauske said in an interview ahead of the event. “We want people outside of Alaska to know about the products that are being made here. One, because they are such high quality. And two, because it can ease our way into those markets and attract people to visit Alaska and taste the products for themselves.”But not everyone thinks it’s a worthwhile investment.“I don’t see why the state would want to forward fund a festival built around consumption of alcohol,” said Jeff Jessee, CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, which combats substance abuse across the state.Sitting in his office, Jessee said that while it’s fine for the industry to host a celebration and try to expand its reach, he doesn’t believe a street festival with live bands, a cocktail contest and 40 drink tickets per attendee does much to cultivate an export market. Nor does he think the state has any business contributing funds toward alcohol, which cost taxpayers $42 million in just prevention and treatment services across Alaska last year.“It’s not a moral dilemma, it’s a public health, public safety and budgetary problem,” Jessee said.In years to come, the Alaska Crafted festival is expected to be paid for solely by the brewers and distillers guilds.The Division of Economic Development’s full contract with Brilliant Media Strategies is worth $375,000, which includes services unrelated to the Alaska Crafted festival. The full value of the contract with renewal options is $1,125,000 through 2019.Share this story:last_img read more

Movember 2014: The Movember Arms opens in Moorgate just on time for the 1st

first_img Share Gabriella Griffith Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Thursday 30 October 2014 8:41 pm Menfolk – Movember is almost upon us and with it, the end of your facial hair as you know it. It’s time to get your razors out and start cultivating your new mo from tomorrow. Many of you have already signed up to take part in the City A.M. Finance Challenge, via the Movember website. There are 89 teams so far, from Barclays to Deutsche Bank to Mociete Generale (nice work), battling it out to raise the most and beat last year’s winner, Jupiter Asset Management. In case you need encouragement, there’s even a City boozer called The Movember Arms (née The Old Doctor Butler’s Head) in Moorgate – which opens its doors today. It is to become a hub for Mo Bros and Mo Sistas – one of 60 hubs in London where you can go and compare your face hair. If you’re unsure what kind of facial accessory to grow over the next month, Wuaki.tv has discovered that Tom Selleck is the proud owner of Britain’s favourite moustache. Just saying. center_img Movember 2014: The Movember Arms opens in Moorgate just on time for the 1st Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndo whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

News / FRA sees an opportunity blooming to take some of the flower trade from AMS

first_img Frankfurt’s perishables centre is aiming to take on the might of Amsterdam Schiphol in the flower sector, as shippers increasingly buy direct from source.While its Aalsmeer flower auction has long kept Amsterdam top of the league in flower imports, a changing shipper business model – more retailers buying direct from growers – could open up opportunities for other airports in Europe.“We see an opportunity to take some of the business which is no longer going through the auction,” explained Oliver Blum, head of Lufthansa Cargo’s perishables team.“We are only expecting to see volumes this year go up by about 2,000 tonnes, from 60,000, but there will be more growth.” The Frankfurt perishables centre, which claims to be rivalled only by those in Cairo, Nairobi and Miami, is investing – with Lufthansa Cargo – €500,000 in a vacuum cooler this year to help boost its flower business. Vacuum coolers reduce pressure so that water starts boiling at 2°C. The boiling process takes heat out of the product so it can be cooled to 1°C or 2°C within 20 to 30 minutes.“We are buying one this year, but if it brings in business we will definitely look to getting a second,” said Mr Blum.The centre is also working in partnership with the Cool Chain Group, a specialist supply chain management company, for onward refrigerated distribution throughout Europe.Mr Blum maintained that Frankfurt’s facilities, with several different areas kept at different temperatures, were unique in Europe. With the relevant authorities on site, and a consultancy arm, Mr Blum said transit times had been cut by up to half, to about four or five hours.“Having the authorities here has made the process better for customers,” he said. “We can offer a premium service.”Currently some 20% of the volumes passing through Frankfurt’s perishables centre are flowers, 48% fruit and vegetables, 5% meat and the remainder pharmaceuticals and “other goods” – including, once, a whole frozen crocodile.About 70% of the shipments at the centre comprise transit traffic, with just 5% exported, (mainly peppers and tomatoes), and 25% imports. Colombian roses are popular with Russians, added Mr Blum. “They pay big money for them.”On The Loadstar‘s visit, live lobsters sat by tuna, dourade, and shellfish, while in the meat room, Australian lamb jostled for space with Argentine beef.The majority of perishables arrive by freighters, which are parked against a wall of the centre for speedier processing.The centre has three shareholders: Nagel Group, holding 50%; LUG, with 30%; and Fraport with the remaining 10%. Lufthansa carries about 55% of the volumes at the centre, which employs some 120 staff. By Alex Lennane in Frankfurt 04/04/2014last_img read more

News / Irma wreakes havoc in the Caribbean and threatens Florida’s orange crop

first_img By Alex Lennane 11/09/2017 Operations at Freeport, Miami, Everglades, Jaxport and Savanah remained shut.Ships which left Florida ports before the hurricane hit were shown to be sitting out the storm on the west side of the Caribbean islands, many of which have been devastated.Maersk sent an advisory to customers showing the location of its ships and changes to the services. More than 50 of its vessels appear to have been impacted. Changes to operations include missed port calls and delays as ships wait for ports to reopen.Maersk also has a regularly updated report on which services continue to operate, which also shows that rail companies are also running reduced services.Perhaps most significant of all will be the impact on perishables.Florida is the second-largest produce grower in the US and the world’s second-largest producer of orange juice. Its produce market is worth some $1.2bn, and includes sugar cane, tomatoes, watermelons and cucumbers.However, the timing of the storm worked to a certain extent in growers’ favour – the oranges are still small and so are less likely to fall from the trees at this time of year. The majority of the citrus crop is insured, but farmers were trying to drain fields of excess water and ensure pumps were working before the storm hit, and it will be some time before the extent of the damage can be assessed.However, orange juice futures and sugar prices have already gone up.The state will no doubt be reviewing its losses in the coming days. But it seems likely that perishables traffic will be replaced by building materials and equipment as the key cargo in Florida and the Caribbean in coming weeks.Hurricane Jose, meanwhile, hot on the heels of Irma, spared the Caribbean population from further devastation by changing tack and heading north. It is weakening and there are signs that it might blow itself out in the Atlantic. National Hurricane Centercenter_img Cargo in Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean is expected to suffer delays following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma at the weekend.Ports and airports remain closed, rail services are restricted and ships are rearranging port calls after many containerships fled west of the Caribbean islands to sit out the storm.Miami Airport remained closed today after being hit with 100mph winds. It tweeted it would consider reopening tomorrow, but would need to assess the damage.DHL, FedEx, UPS and major airlines are offering limited services in an area much of which is closed today with expectations that a storm surge could bring 15ft deep flooding in some coastal places in Florida.last_img read more

COVID-19 in Southwest Florida: Mystery, mourning & moving forward

first_imgAdvertisement Moderna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 Over the last year, the pandemic has created a lot of struggle and loss. While there is no way to change anything from 2020, the Southwest Florida community is working to rebuild while remembering the lives that were lost. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County man recounts being first local COVID-19 case, becoming a widower Naples doc: ‘Non-existent’ flu season proves effectiveness of masks Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021center_img So when could all Floridians be vaccinated? AdvertisementTags: CoronavirusVaccine Lee Health’s top doctor admits it was impossible to plan for the pandemic Fauci says COVID-19 booster shot likely needed ‘within a year or so” May 21, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS One year into pandemic, Sean Martinelli turns toward his grandparents for perspective Advertisementlast_img read more

Portlaoise on fire to win in Leinster Senior League

first_img WhatsApp Portlaoise on fire to win in Leinster Senior League Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Steven Miller – 23rd February 2018 Facebook Twitter Home Sport Soccer Portlaoise on fire to win in Leinster Senior League SportSoccer WhatsApp Previous articleKelly names starting team as Laois hurlers get set to face OffalyNext article13-man Stradbally advance to Kelly Cup semi final 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. Pinterest Community Facebook Council Portlaoise AFC 5 Sacred Heart Killinarden 1Leinster Senior League Division 1APortlaoise AFC picked up their second win in six days following an impressive 5-1 win over Dublin side Killinarden in Rossleighan Park this evening.Having advanced in the Lummey O’Reilly Cup thanks to a 3-0 away win over Skerries last Sunday, they returned to their home ground to take on Dublin opposition once again.And they made light work of this one with a ruthless first-half showing.Shane Collins struck twice in the opening 24 minutes with Jody Dillon adding a third in the 32nd minute and Jason Murphy making it four in the 41st minute. At half-time Portlaoise as good as had the points secured with a 4-0 lead.A second from Murphy early in the second half made it 5-0 and although the visitors did pull back one, the issue was never in doubt.Elsewhere on the soccer scene, there were two Laois men in action in Turners Cross as Cork City hosted Waterford Utd in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. Clonaslee’s Niall Corbet was in goals for Waterford while Garry Comerford also started. The sides were level 0-0 at the break but the champions scored twice in the second half to win 2-0.There was a winning start in Division 1 for Rathdowney man Shane Keegan – his Galway Utd side were 4-1 winners over Athlone.Longford Town, who have Portlaoise’s Chris Mulhall in their ranks, play Cobh Ramblers tomorrow.SEE ALSO – Laois football team named to take on Wicklow Rugby Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining TAGSPortlaoise AFC Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

In Pictures: Laois GAA club receives footballs after summer initiative

first_img Under 7 players and management with Gordon O,Connor, Store Manager at SuperValu Parkside Portlaoise who presented local children from Portlaoise GAA Club with SuperValu #Behindtheball GAA footballs. These footballs are part of SuperValuÕs #Behindtheball Initiative which aims to inspire the future generation of GAA players.Picture: Alf Harvey_No reproduction fee Portlaoise GAA Club were recipients of SuperValu’s #Behindtheball GAA footballs in Laois this week.Store manager at SuperValu Parkside Portlaoise, Gordon O’Connor, presented children from Portlaoise GAA Club with footballs.These footballs are part of SuperValu’s #Behindtheball Initiative which aims to inspire the future generation of GAA players.Portlaoise GAA Club was nominated by local shoppers who donated their Behindtheball tokens at the in store collection points throughout the summer. The club successfully collected over 2,000 SuperValu Behindtheball tokens to receive the GAA footballs.Donations to clubs across the countrySuperValu got #BehindTheBall this summer and has reinforced its support and commitment with this new campaign to help inspire the future stars of the GAA and encourage more people to volunteer for their local GAA club.SuperValu Parkside Portlaoise ran a nine-week programme which will see individual retailers donate 55,000 GAA footballs to grass-root level clubs across the country.This is part of an ambitious initiative designed to get children as young as six playing football and exercising more regularly.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC Women keep league title push alive In Pictures: Laois GAA club receives footballs after summer initiative By Siun Lennon – 11th September 2018 Facebook Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleBREAKING: Laois footballer receives All-Star nominationNext articlePreviewing tonight’s JFC ‘C’ final clash between Colt and Slieve Bloom Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. SEE ALSO – Lose anything at Electric Picnic? Here is how you could get it back TAGSPortlaoise GAA center_img Community WhatsApp Home Sport GAA In Pictures: Laois GAA club receives footballs after summer initiative SportGAAGaelic Football Pinterest Community Twitter Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more