As Britain embarks on a new trading chapter, the City is looking east

first_img William RussellWilliam Russell is Lord Mayor of London. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. As Britain embarks on a new trading chapter, the City is looking east The recent opening of the UK’s trade negotiations with Japan, Australia and New Zealand represent major opportunities (Getty Images) Also Read: As Britain embarks on a new trading chapter, the City is looking east whatsapp The recent opening of the UK’s trade negotiations with Japan, Australia and New Zealand represent major opportunities (Getty Images) Next week, my attention will shift to Australia, with whom we are already working with closely to shape the future of the financial services sector. Australia recently launched open banking — an area in which the UK has already enjoyed considerable success — and I anticipate we will be sharing our expertise over the course of the week. This will be supported by the launch of the City Corporation’s own exploratory report, which frames the potential of a closer relationship between our two countries. And with more than 250 foreign banks here employing tens of thousands of people, I welcome the recent easing of travel restrictions to and from the UK as another step towards the City’s Covid-19 recovery. Opinion whatsapp There has been a distinct Asia-Pacific flavour to proceedings. After my recent virtual “visit” to Japan, this week I will be speaking to key business and political leaders in Singapore, and then Australia later this month. This reflects just how important this rapidly growing region is to the UK, as we embark upon this new chapter in our trading history. Japan is already our third biggest financial services trading partner, but we have the potential to do much more. Meanwhile Singapore, as a signatory to both CPTPP and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), represents a gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies anywhere in the world, and is a golden opportunity for UK fintech firms to reach a huge new market. The recent opening of the UK’s trade negotiations with Japan, Australia and New Zealand represent major opportunities for our world-leading financial services sector, as does Britain’s stated desire to join the 11-state Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) — a group that is forecast to account for around a fifth of the global economy by 2050. As we recover from the pandemic, not only will the UK unlock a raft of new opportunities by renewing its engagement with old and new friends in the Asia-Pacific region, but our expertise and innovation will act as a stimulus for broader regional and global economic growth. center_img I’m glad that we are now making those first steps. Such is the scale of our future potential collaboration that together we can even shape the development of the financial services industry itself, especially where we have common ground on areas such as fintech and green. It’s time to build our way towards that new future and lay the foundations for a more resilient global economy in the years to come. 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But as we reconfigure our relationship with our friends across the channel, the time is right for Britain to seize the moment and take opportunities that exist elsewhere as well. As the elected head of the City of London Corporation, I serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry. So despite the recent travel ban, my programme of international engagement has continued at full speed (albeit virtually) as we look to work with our partners around the world to kickstart the global economy — with a particular focus on industry-defining trends such as fintech and green finance.  Main image credit: Getty Show Comments ▼ Share The City of London’s international interconnectedness has always been fundamental to its success as one of the world’s leading financial centres.  Monday 13 July 2020 4:03 amlast_img read more

No signs of invasive Elodea in Southeast, survey in the works

first_imgEnvironment | Juneau | Science & Tech | Southcentral | Southeast | WildlifeNo signs of invasive Elodea in Southeast, survey in the worksNovember 2, 2015 by Theresa Soley Share:Elodea canadensis. (Creative Commons photo by Frank Vincentz)One wee fragment of it can flourish into a swath of green growing strands that entangles float planes and boat engines. Across the state, it has been found in 18 freshwater lakes and rivers. Many people decorate their fish aquariums with it.It’s called Elodea.Last week, the aquatic plant was a topic of discussion at the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop in Juneau. Researchers have traced the beginning of the invasive plant’s transmission around Alaska to people dumping out their aquariums into nearby lakes. An aggressive hitchhiker, Elodea will cling to float planes and spread further.Tom Heutte, an aerial survey coordinator with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, described one encounter in Cordova.“We were flying along and one of our aerial surveyors looked out the window and sees a bunch of weeds stuck to the rudder of the float plane,” he said.Elodea outcompetes native plants by blocking sunlight and degrades salmon habitat. The plant has been found from Fairbanks to Cordova, but not in Southeast.  Heutte hopes that the region has avoided invasion.He surveyed the float plane pond at Juneau’s airport for Elodea and found none. Heutte said that saltwater is a likely Elodea killer, one reason Southeast may have avoided the plant invasion. He also believes that lack of a road system, and difficulty of access to remote lakes, may have kept Elodea from spreading here. Over the next two years Heutte plans to survey lakes throughout the region in order to find out for certain.It all begins with one plant fragment, he said.Experts discovered a weapon against Elodea called fluridone. The herbicide disrupts Elodea’s capability to photosynthesize.  It prohibits the plant’s ability to produce its own food, killing by starvation, yet harms few native plants. In some parts of Alaska scientists have completely eradicated Elodea with fluridone, said John Morton, supervisory fish and wildlife biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.Elodea is just one front in a battle against invasives.“We are only at the beginning of the invasion curve for novel species,” Morton said.You can learn more about invasive species on the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s website.Share this story:last_img read more

‘Pulse’ of marine debris in Bering Straits likely coming from Russia

first_imgEnvironment | Northwest | Oceans‘Pulse’ of marine debris in Bering Straits likely coming from RussiaAugust 26, 2020 by Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome Share:Empty milk bottles that washed up in the Bering Strait Region within the last few weeks. (Austin Ahmasuk, courtesy Alaska Sea Grant)An influx of empty bottles and potentially hazardous marine debris have washed up in communities across the Bering Strait region. The consensus from those involved in the cleanup process is that the debris is coming from the other side of the strait.Robb Kaler, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently shared a collection of reports and observations from at least five different communities in the Bering Strait region. Those include Diomede, Wales, Shishmaref, Gambell, Savoonga, Unalakleet and Nome. All of them found unusually high amounts of marine debris and trash along the beaches of Western Alaska.“A lot of water bottles, but some of it butane, some of it penetrating oil — really not good things. And you can see that the writing is not U.S. writing on these. So that increased vessel traffic, I think it’s important to somehow outreach and make sure they understand that our folks that are fishing on the other side of the [Bering Strait], that they know not to be dumping,” Kaler said.Some of those reports came from regional residents like Erika Apatiki of Gambell. She picked up marine debris with her mother on August 3 near an important subsistence area. Apatiki says she has seen some trash wash up on the coast of Gambell before, but not on this scale.One stretch of Gambell’s coastline near an important subsistence area, littered with blue plastic wrappings and other marine debris. (Erika Apatiki, courtesy Alaska Sea Grant)“It’s actually pretty heartbreaking, especially since we see on the media that the whales are dying…from plastic pollution, all over the world,” she said.After one day of picking up trash on a 3-mile stretch of beach, Apatiki filled up roughly 19 40-gallon trash bags. She said the beach was mostly littered with blue plastic wrappings for filleted fish with words written in a foreign language on them, which she thought might be Russian or Korean.Then in Nome, Austin Ahmasuk of Kawerak collected a sizable amount of trash on his own earlier this summer. Ahmasuk preferred not to comment for this story, but Gay Sheffield with Alaska Sea Grant summarized his efforts and observations from his time traveling in the Nome area.“So Austin went from Sinuk River back to Nome and had 124 different items [in total]. He picked up about 75 that he had in trash bags, and we went through each one… it was shocking.”When looking at vessel traffic in the Bering Strait recently, there have been significantly more fishing vessels and tankers traveling along the coast of Eastern Russia than there are in Western Alaska. Kawerak Inc. believes the increased vessel traffic is at least partially to blame for the influx of marine debris.In the tribal consortium’s letter to the U.S. Coast Guard, Kawerak said, “residents in our communities have taken it upon themselves to become first responders and despite efforts to reach out to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris program, and the U.S. Coast Guard, it seems as though responding to this event has not been adequate to meet our concern and we are having to bear the cost of cleaning our shores ourselves.”Jacob Martin, the tribal resources director with Nome Eskimo Community, has been facilitating a beach cleanup program every summer since 2017. Martin says the program is funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant, and with that support they’re able to clean up most local and close recreational areas around Nome, the Nome River and various beaches.He noted that Nome Eskimo Community only found one bottle with foreign writing on it this year, and the amount of trash seems to have slightly declined this summer compared to previous years. However, Martin also points out that more members of the public have picked up trash recently, and they could have collected other items.Peter Murphy is the Alaska Coordinator for NOAA’s Marine Debris program. He says the network of agencies and individuals involved in responding to the recent marine debris in the region is still gathering more information to determine the source of the trash. However, Murphy suspects this is related to a large amount of debris released in one place and time.“A lot of what we’re seeing in this pulse right now, that’s been reported, are relatively really fresh items. So, the labels are clear, the writing is clear, they aren’t weathered. Whereas the items that would’ve come from previous events or just what is unfortunately, chronic everyday debris that’s already out in the ocean and circulating, that’s going to look different. It’s going to be more faded, it’s going to be harder to distinguish.,” he said.Kawerak, along with several communities in the Bering Strait region, have urged the Coast Guard to investigate the source of this marine debris and enforce national and international rules governing the dumping of plastics into the world’s oceans.Share this story:last_img read more

Original SNL Cast Member George Coe Has Died

first_imgFilmTVOriginal SNL Cast Member George Coe Has DiedThe actor passed away Saturday at age 86By Theis Duelund – July 20, 2015860ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAfter a long battle with illness actor George Coe, who was one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live, passed away Saturday in Santa Monica. With more than five decades in show business, Coe has appeared in everything from Matlock and StarTrek to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and most recently FX’s animated spy show Archer, in which Coe voiced Woodhouse, the tepid, heroin-addicted butler. In 1968, the actor received an Oscar nomination for The Dove, a short film parodying the work of Ingmar Bergman.In addition to acting and doing voice work, Coe was also a long time activist for the Screen Actor’s Guild serving on the national board of directors for a decade and as vice president for two years. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Ralph Morgan Award for service to the guild.   TAGSGeorge CoeArcherSaturday Night LiveSAGWest WingPrevious articleThe L.A. Guide to True Detective: Here Today, Pawn TomorrowNext articleChanging the World, One Heirloom Corn Tortilla at a TimeTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORDogecoin Investors Hope Cryptomaniac Elon Musk Will Make Them Rich on ‘SNL’Local Actors Are Furious About Big Changes to the SAG-AFTRA Health PlanHow the Actors’ Union Is Trying to Keep Talent Safe During Sex Sceneslast_img read more

Fever-tree takes off with British Airways

first_imgDRINKS company Fever-Tree is taking to the skies after striking a deal with British Airways to supply the airline with its new can range. Its Indian and Naturally Light Tonic will be available in British Airways First and Club World cabins on long haul flights as well as certain UK lounges. Fever-tree takes off with British Airways whatsapp Monday 13 July 2015 8:57 pm whatsapp Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapAdrian Grenier Agrees That Nate Is the ‘Real Villain’ in ‘The Devil WearsThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace on Nailing ThoseThe Wrap Share Tags: NULL Express KCS Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Asian markets boosted by poor US jobs data

first_imgAsian shares were boosted this morning by poor jobs data released by the US. US non-farm pay rolls rose by 142,000 in September, which was a long way off hitting the 203,000 figure markets had expected.  Read more: Non-farm payroll: Weak US jobs growth pushes back rate hike expectations Asian markets benefited from the resulting negative outlook for a rate hike by the US central bank, which is now considered less likely by analysts.  “Risk aversion weakened today as the weak US employment data supported expectations that the Fed would put off the timing of rate hikes,” Kim Young-jun, a stock analyst at SK Securities in Seoul, told Reuters.  In China, markets remained closed on Monday as part of the Golden Week National holiday, but elsewhere in the continent stock exchanges were lifted. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed 1.39 per cent higher at 21,805 points, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.58 per cent to 18,005 points. The Federal Reserve will meet later this week to discuss raising interest rates from the near-zero levels they have been at since 2006.  Angus Campbell, senior analyst at FXPro, said the “worse than expected nonfarm payroll figure has almost totally justified Janet Yellen’s recent caution by not raising rates at last month’s Fed meeting and puts the chances of a 2015 rate hike from the Federal Reserve into serious doubt”. Share Monday 5 October 2015 8:28 am whatsapp Asian markets boosted by poor US jobs data center_img whatsapp Sarah Spickernell by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBall Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Kissimmee deputy under investigation after body slamming student

first_imgKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP)– A school resource officer (SRO) is under investigation after he body slammed a female high school student, January 26. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the body slam by SRO on a student who appeared to lose consciousness after her head hits the concrete, in videos taken by other students. Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said his office is turning over the investigation as it is between one of his deputies and the student at Liberty High School. “We will have … zero tolerance of any type of police misconduct.” The deputy, identified as Deputy Ethan Fournier, does not have any previous record of misconduct, other than minor property damage, according to Lopez. Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 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 AdvertisementTags: FloridaKissimmeeSchool RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementThe video has been posted on social media. As reported by the AP, in the video the deputy body-slams the student whose head hits the concrete. The student is then handcuffed while other students watch. “The student was not complying with lawful commands,” Sheriff Lopez said.Lopez said the student and SRO were both “fine”, neither of them had any serious injuries. 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 Advertisement Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Advertisement DeSantis signs bill requiring moment of silence in Florida schools June 16, 2021last_img read more

Man thrown from runaway boat off Florida coast

first_img3 dead, including corrections officer, in Florida grad party shooting June 8, 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 Advertisement“As of April 1, vessels 26-feet and under are required to have an engine cut-off switch, and operators are required to wear the lanyard to stop accidents such as this one,” said Petty Officer First Class Andrew Sanchez, command duty officer, Sector Miami. “The operator is fortunate the situation was not worse.”He was not wearing a life jacket. Read more about the engine cut-off switch laws at U.S. Coast Guard Boating website.  Advertisement AdvertisementTags: boating rescuekill switchMiami MIAMI, Fla. – A man was thrown from his boat after it went rogue and began swirling in circles uncontrollably on Monday. A good Samaritan rescued the man, who was in the water near Fisherman’s Channel after being separated from his vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The boat was still running when rescue crews arrived on scene. They were able to stop the boat by entangling the prop. The man suffered a minor injury but declined medical assistance, according to the Coast Guard. RELATEDTOPICScenter_img Advertisement Surveillance video shows masked suspects who police say opened fire outside Florida concert June 1, 2021 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 Third victim dies after mass shooting at Florida club June 6, 2021 Tesla slams into FDOT Road Rangers stopped for a crash on I-95 May 20, 2021last_img read more

‘Tillage farmers cannot be allowed to be treated as second class’ says Grain Growers group

first_img GAA Home News Farming ‘Tillage farmers cannot be allowed to be treated as second class’ says… NewsFarming WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Serious style as Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington bring Debs season to an endNext articleIn Pictures: Local Link Laois Offaly shortlisted for the National Award LaoisToday Reporter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest A farm organisation representing the interests of their member tillage farmers have rejected Glanbia’s feed grain prices for Harvest 2019 and have called on the company to reconsider their offer.“We cannot grows crops at those prices and the high costs involved,” said a statement from the Irish Grain Growers Group.“We call on Glanbia to reconsider its offer. We believe a figure above €160 per tonne should be what they should be offering their members this Harvest.”The statement added that Irish tillage farmers should not be paying the price now for Glanbia’s “spend on imported grains in 2018”.“This led to an excess of imported grain on the Irish market in 2019. The fodder crisis allowed the flood gates to be opened, aided by farm bodies and the government … putting even more pressure on irish tillage farmers.“We believe that the offer of €128 is a shortsighted accounting decision that bears no relation to the actual cost of growing grain in Ireland in 2019. But this decision could truly backfire on businesses like Glanbia where the area under cereals is down another 6% this year.“Do Glanbia not recognise the true value of fully traceable Irish Grain to the Irish Agricultural Industry? We are heading into a post Brexit era where we will have to seek new premium markets in Europe and further afield where premium products face far more scrutiny.“Some countries have recognised the value of GMO free grains and its marketing power.“Such grain offers a premium of approx €25 in Canada. Irish Tillage farmers recognise the marketing power of its grain, whether its low GHG emissions to grow the grain, its fully recorded husbandry, its provenance, its high quality, its GMO free status and full traceability, all of which consumers will be prepared to pay a premium for in the future where carbon value and environmental focus will be key to marketing irish produce.“We want Glanbia to explain that when grain prices have collapsed, the board of the co-op agreed to pay a market support payment of only €3 per tonne when they continue to pay 0.5 cent per litre for milk as a market support payment.“Tillage farmers cannot be allowed to be treated as second class members of their own co-op and we call on the board to ensure all farmer members are treated equally.“Tillage farmer members have plenty of options where they do their business, Glanbia would want to remember that when sitting around the board table .“Finally it must pointed out again the profit from input, the employment created for agronomists, transport for hauliers, research for the likes of Teagasc, the benefit to machinery dealerships and so on and so forth that every tonne of imported grain does not create on this island.”SEE ALSO – Rosenallis NS in full colour ahead of county final GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th September 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results center_img Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest ‘Tillage farmers cannot be allowed to be treated as second class’ says Grain Growers grouplast_img read more

Fishing Ban Meant to Appease Russia

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Choi Song Min – 2015.02.24 1:58pm News SHARE Fishing Ban Meant to Appease Russia NewsEconomy AvatarChoi Song Min center_img News News North Koreans are now banned from fishingnear the Russian border, according to announcements based on decrees from NorthKorean Central Party and the Ministry of People’s Security [MPS]. The newfishing restrictions are not solely intended as a fence-mending effort, but rather as measures taken by the North Korean authorities in order toavoid an unsavory incident from occurring before Kim Jong Eun’smuch-anticipated visit to Russia in May for World War II anniversarycelebrations. “At the beginning of this month, the entirecountry’s fisheries industry was informed by the Chosun Workers’ Party CentralCommittee that all fishing operations near the Russian border and downstream ofthe Tumen River are hereby banned,” a source from North Hamkyung Province toldthe Daily NK on February 23rd. “In the past four days, offenders of sea entryand exit laws have been issued severe penalties. To emphasize its seriousness,the new decree has even been announced through the MPS.” He explained that the mandate from the MPSstipulates that fishing operations in the waterways near the Russian border arestrictly forbidden and any person or parties who break this law will be subjectto severe penalties. “Guards from the 7th Squadron under North Korea’s East Seafleet command have already been deployed in positions to trap would-befisherman in the waters surrounding Sonbong County.” A fishing ban of this nature is extremerare, requiring tight-fisted control of fishing in the Northern Sea, whichcan only be made possible by the mobilization of multiple naval vessels,according to the source. “In the past, spotting naval vessels patrolling theTumen River or the Northern Seas was quite difficult. Even if you searched allday long, you might see only one or two,” he explained.Naval patrol vessels are mostly concentrated in the south of Gangwon Province near theMilitary Demarcation Line, tasked with controlling any vessel that crossesover for fishing or other purposes.The source asserted the Party’s new laws onfishing restrictions, including the orders conveyed through the MPS, to showthat the regime is taking pains to avoid any negative incidents before Kim JongEun’s Russia visit–his first trip out of the country sincerising to power. “In order to receive economic support and investment fromRussia, it will be important to create an amicable environment by undertakingthese kinds of measures,” he said.The stricter controls apply not onlyGangwon Province’s nearby seas, but also to the northern part of North HamkyungProvince’s waterways, resulting in further strife for local fisherman whostruggle to make a living. These fisherman typically flock to the freshwater areas near the mouth of the Tumen River, particularly close to the maritime border with Russia, around squid season to take advantage of the abundance of quality sea life coming from the waters–a cornucopia of shellfish including shrimp, crabs, and squid; this has been the source ofconstant conflict with Russia.In the past, those who crossed the border intoRussian waters have been caught and detained by Russian authorities. North Koreanfisherman converge on the region during squid and sailfin sandfish season,becoming a general nuisance for Russia and a burden to its naval officials. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more