first_img Tags: BBC Brexit G20 People Theresa May Friday 30 November 2018 9:45 am Jessica Clark whatsapp Share International trade secretary Liam Fox this morning backed Theresa May’s Brexit deal as the prime minister ruled out a plan B. Leading Brexiteer Fox said he believed members of the cabinet would back the deal, despite a deeply divided parliament. whatsapp Fox told the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: “It is very difficult to get a deal that is going to appeal equally to those who are fervently in favour of remaining and those fervently in favour of leaving.“I think the prime minister has been changing the public mood…members of parliament will have to make their own decisions for themselves but they’ll have to compare this particular deal against the alternatives.”“Members of cabinet who don’t vote for the deal won’t be members of the cabinet” he added.Fox’s support comes after May dismissed Labour’s call for a Norway-style agreement on the basis that it would see the UK remain in the European single market and would not end free movement of people.She urged on MPs to consider the “jobs and livelihoods” when deciding how to vote on the Brexit deal. International trade secretary Liam Fox backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal The prime minister will head to Buenos Aires today for the two-day G20 summit, where she is expected to promote her Brexit agreement and Britain’s international role after it leaves the European Union in March next year.“The focus of myself and the government is on the vote that is taking place on 11 December. We will be explaining to members of parliament why we believe that this is a good deal for the UK,” May told reporters on the plane to the G20 summit in Argentina when asked if she had a plan B, Reuters reported.“I ask every member of parliament to think about delivering on the Brexit vote and doing it in a way that is in the national interest and doing it in a way that is in the interests of their constituents because it protects jobs and livelihoods.” last_img read more

first_img“While we aim to manage costs efficiently and proportionately, the complexities of these cases mean they need to be managed by qualified professionals – not least to ensure fairness.” Show Comments ▼ The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years to resolve claims of unfair pay (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC equal pay cases cost taxpayer £1m in legal fees MPs have hit out at the BBC over revelations the broadcaster spent more than £1m of taxpayer money on legal fees fighting equal pay and race discrimination cases against its own staff. The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years, issuing back pay or salary increases to resolve claims of unfair pay. James Warrington In a letter to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, published today, the BBC said it had forked out £1.1m between July 2017 and December 2020 to external barristers and solicitors working on tribunal claims. whatsapp The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years to resolve claims of unfair pay (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC equal pay cases cost taxpayer £1m in legal fees Friday 22 January 2021 12:01 am Tags: BBC Carrie Grace, the corporation’s China editor, became a figurehead for the movement when she resigned in 2018 in protest at unequal pay. A BBC spokesperson said the organisation was committed to being a “truly inclusive employer”.center_img whatsapp The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years to resolve claims of unfair pay (Getty Images) The organisation could not put a figure on the cost of using in-house lawyers, but said more than 2,450 hours had been spent on the cases. Last year Front Row and Newswatch presenter Samira Ahmed won a £700,000 employment tribunal case against the BBC after a judge ruled she had been paid less than Jeremy Vine for similar work. The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years to resolve claims of unfair pay (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC equal pay cases cost taxpayer £1m in legal fees The equality watchdog has cleared the BBC of unlawful gender discrimination, though it found a number of shortcomings in the way the broadcaster handled pay and complaints. But critics including Grace branded the findings a “whitewash”. Share “This at a time when the corporation is struggling to balance its books with hundreds of journalists’ jobs being cut,” he said. “This disclosure sits uncomfortably against the BBC’s claim that it offers value for money.” Committee chair Julian Knight branded the figures “unbelievable”, adding that the money could have been used for making programmes or easing licence fee costs for the over-75s. BBC equal pay cases cost taxpayer £1m in legal fees The MP called for a full explanation of how the legal costs escalated and urged new chair Richard Sharp to investigate the issue.last_img read more

first_imgNation & World | NPR NewsTrump chief strategist Steve Bannon removed from National Security CouncilApril 5, 2017 by Jessica Taylor and Mara Liasson, NPR Share:Updated at 12:59 p.m. Steve Bannon has been removed from his controversial role on the National Security Council just months after the White House chief strategist was elevated to the position.Bannon will no longer be a regular attendee of the principals committee of the NSC, but will retain his role as senior adviser for domestic affairs.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford have been elevated to the principals committee again after their roles within that group were changed shortly after President Trump took office.Bannon’s presence on the NSC principals committee to begin showed the considerable influence the former head of Breitbart News, the controversial right-wing news outlet which became a platform for the alt-right movement, now wielded in the West Wing.Now a new presidential memorandum, published Tuesday in the Federal Register, removes Bannon from his permanent place in the NSC, which no previous top White House political adviser had ever held.Bannon said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal that while Obama’s national security adviser “Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function.”McMaster was named national security adviser in late February after Michael Flynn, Trump’s first pick for that role, was fired less than a month into the job after it was revealed he had misled Vice President Pence over his conversations with a Russian official on U.S. sanctions during the transition.According to the Federal Register, the new memo also adds the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the secretary of the Energy Department to the principals committee.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit this story:last_img read more

first_imgUncategorizedBrother/Sister Duos, Electro Soul, Afro Pop, and Old Fashioned Punk Round Out The Week’s Best ConcertsThe best live music shows in Los Angeles this week.By Raquel Peña – October 14, 2013703ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThis week’s must-see L.A. shows run the gamut from soulful to aggressive. Gary Numan – Wednesday, Oct. 16You may remember Gary Numan for being synonymous with the 1980s single “Cars,” but he deserves to be known as more than a one hit wonder. The trilogy of albums that solidified Numan as one of the pioneers of electronic music (and for the commercial success of synth pop in the ’80s), are the self titled debut of the group he fronted, Tubeway Army, Replicas, and his first release as a solo artist, Pleasure Principal. These albums were a sci-fi, “man and machine”-inspired collection of songs that combined synth, punk, and pop. His most recent releases have gone in a heavy industrial direction, perhaps inspired by his friendship with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. In anticipation of his new record, Splinter, which comes out on October 15, Numan, who’s now an L.A. resident, will play three hometown shows this week. He plays a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood before two sold out gigs at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.Amoeba Records: 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Tix: Free.Little Dragon – Thursday, Oct. 17Long before Yukimi Nagano became the front woman for Little Dragon, she was the teenage vocalist for Swedish electro jazz duo Koop. When that collaboration ended, Yukimi (along with her Gothenburg high school classmates Erik Bodin, Fredrik Källgren Wallin, and Håkan Wirenstrand) formed Little Dragon. The wide range and soft breezes of her voice paired with the band’s soulful electronic sound has catapulted Little Dragon to popularity with crowds flocking to their live appearances and festival appearances. The band has released three albums, each with a diverse range of influences. (They’ve been known to drive audiences into a dance frenzy by working Crystal Waters’ club classic “Gypsy Woman” into their live sets.) They have been hard at work recording their next album, so consider this a primer for what’s to come on their next tour.El Rey Theater: 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile. Tix: $25. Disclosure – Thursday-Friday, Oct. 17-18Better known as Disclosure, U.K. dance sensations Guy and Howard Lawrence put out their debut album Settle in June and it quickly garnered attention for its deep house sound—electronic music with melodic keys and soulful vocals. It is a one of those records that you can play from start to finish and it has no dead space. The Lawrence brothers partnered up with a list of the UK’s finest for vocal duties: Sam Smith, Aluna George, Eliza Doolittle, and Jessie Ware. That helped it get the sort of radio play that would eventually make it the #1 album in their native UK and #2 on the U.S. dance charts.The Fonda Theater: 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Tix: $25. Les Nubians – Saturday, Oct. 19International recording artists and sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart aka Les Nubians started out as a capella singers and eventually develop a sound that fuses hip hop, neo soul, and “Afropean” music. In America, they were received a Grammy nomination for their single “Makeda.” Frequently compared to Floetry and Erykah Badu, the Parisian duo has even covered the Sade classic “Tabou.” They have been making plenty of stateside appearances in support of the soon-to-be-released Nu Revolution album.Luckman Fine Arts Complex: 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles; Tix: $30-40. TSOL, The Dickies, The Vandals, Duane Peters – Saturday, Oct. 19Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a combination of three haunted houses and a live concert. It runs Thursdays thru Sundays at the Pomona Fairplax until Nov. 2 with a different concert each night. You can’t find a better way to release your aggression and fear after coming out of a crazy haunted house than jumping into the sounds of some fine So Cal punk bands. OC’s essential gothic punkers TSOL are widely known for their chaotic live shows; mix that with lead singer Jack Grisham’s knack for inciting crowds to riotous levels and the mayhem that Halloween can produce, and their set should be unmissable. Formed in LA in 1977, The Dickies have always incorporated a humor their lyrics and live shows. The Vandals and Duane Peters round out the night.Pomona Fairplex: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona; Tix: $30-50. TAGSConcertsDisclosureDuane PetersGary NumanL.A. CultureLes NubiansLittle DragonMusicThe DickiesThe VandalsTSOLPrevious articleSkin Deep Divinity: L’Occitane’s Fresh New LineNext articleLAmag Social Hour: A Cookbook Party at Scarpetta October 23Raquel Peña RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWhere Can You See a Concert in L.A. This Summer?Follow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.The Best Summer Concerts in Los Angeleslast_img read more

first_img whatsapp John Malone-backed cable group Charter is poised to win the race to snap up media giant Time Warner in a $55.1bn deal to create America’s second largest cable and broadcasting company. The billionaire executive, who chairs Liberty Global, has helped engineer a $195 a share stock and cash deal for Time Warner.The takeover, which could be announced as soon as today, will see Charter – 25 per cent owned by Malone’s Liberty Media group – combine with Time Warner and cable provider Bright House Networks, to create a challenger to industry leader Comcast.Terms of the deal include a option of $100 in cash and $95 in Charter shares, or $115 in cash and $80 in shares. Shareholders will need to approve any deal. A $2bn break fee has also been included, a sign of the wariness that both sides exhibit over competition concerns from US regulators. An agreement would end Malone’s long running pursuit of Time Warner, which has been a long-standing takeover target for media companies.Time Warner struck a deal with Comcast in April 2014 – beating out Charter – but US competition authorities indicated they would not back a deal, ending the chances of a tie-up.French cable firm Altice, guided by billionaire rival Patrick Drahi, has also made a move for Time Warner and had built a substantial warchest to fund to takeover. The company could still move to mount a counterbid against Charter.Charter’s bid of $195 a share is 14 per cent higher than Time Warner’s closing price on Friday night. US markets were closed yesterday for a public holiday. Terms of the deal were first reported by Bloomberg. whatsapp Express KCS Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Monday 25 May 2015 11:32 pm Malone-backed Charter swoops for Time Warner last_img read more

first_imgFlorida pastor helps deputies catch a convicted sex offender June 3, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Polk County deputies search for man who beat Walmart employee 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 AdvertisementThe sheriff said Colon forged vaccine screening and consent forms to cover up the theft of three vials of the Moderna vaccine.Colon confessed to investigators that Damiano had asked him to take the vaccine. He said he initially refused, but the captain allegedly threatened to report him for stealing and selling vaccines. Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021center_img Advertisement 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 POLK COUNTY, Fla. (AP) – A Polk County Fire captain, accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders, turned himself in on Wednesday afternoon.Capt. Anthony Damiano, 55, is facing a felony charge of falsifying an official record as a public servant and misdemeanor petit theft, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Grady Judd said paramedic Joshua Colon, 31, was also arrested on Monday for covering up Damiano’s theft.Polk County Fire Rescue had been giving COVID-19 vaccines to first responders, and Colon was administering the shots, said Judd. AdvertisementTags: paramedicPolk CountyVaccinelast_img read more

first_img GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Pinterest TAGSKildangan Pinterest By Steven Miller – 8th February 2020 News Gardai seize over €250,000 in village close to Laois border Previous articleGood times continue for IT Carlow as Laois lads help hurlers to Fitzgibbon Cup finalNext articleWeather plays havoc with local sports fixtures as Storm Ciara hits Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of 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. Gardai have seized over €250,000 worth of cannabis as well as a cocaine press in a raid on a house in Kildangan in Kildare today.Officers attached to the Kildare detective unit carried out a search of a house in the Kildangan area after obtaining a warrant from Naas District Court.Gardai said that, during the search they seized cannabis with an estimated street value of €252,000 along with a large cocaine press with scales, bagging and packing machines. Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Home News Crime Gardai seize over €250,000 in village close to Laois border NewsCrime RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic WhatsApp WhatsApp Nobody was arrested at the time of the search but gardaí said investigations are ongoing.SEE ALSO – Check out all the 2020 General Election coverage on LaoisToday Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Montreal-based Power Corp. is prepared to invest more than $10 billion over the next five years to expand its empire while it also looks to sell some assets and exit the newspaper business, the holding company’s co-CEOs said Friday.“We have a capacity in the coming five years to put capital exceeding $10 billion at work to play a consolidation game and to play the game in the big leagues,” Paul Desmarais Jr. said at a news conference after its annual meeting. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Keywords EarningsCompanies Power Corp. Related news Ross Marowits Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Montreal downtown skyscrapers in winter mackon/123RF He said the sum will be larger when including money to be invested by subsidiaries such as Power Financial.Also readPower Financial to invest more in fintech startups to avoid digital disruptionA key area of focus is the U.S. pension fund business that’s expected to undergo consolidation. Currently, it owns Putnam Investments, acquired in 2007.“It’s a very fragmented business and we will have an opportunity to be one of the big consolidators in this industry,” Paul Desmarais Jr. said.He added that the large Canadian holding company is examining some of its capital intensive businesses to see if they can be sold at attractive prices.Co-CEO and brother, Andre Desmarais, added that insurer Great-West Lifeco Inc. and fund manager IGM Financial Inc. are not on the sales block.Desmarais said he expects other Canadian newspaper owners will take a hard look at its decision to transform its Montreal La Presse news group into a not-for-profit structure.The 130-year-old newspaper is owned by Square Victoria Communications Group, a subsidiary of Power, which plans to grant $50 million to the venture.Under the new structure, Power Corp. would no longer own the media company or have any ties with the not-for-profit structure.“It makes a lot of sense and I think it makes sense for English Canada as much as it does for Quebec,” he told reporters.Desmarais noted that all news media outlets are grappling with the rise of digital competitors such as Google and Facebook, and will have to figure out how to proceed.“Everyone will have their why now moment and probably a public company will have a why now moment a lot faster than a private company.”Part of the shift in La Presse’s ownership structure is designed to allow it to get donations and funding from government, which is unfeasible as long as it is owned by one of Canada’s richest families.“If I was in government I wouldn’t give a subsidy to the Desmarais family. It would be misinterpreted,” he said.But Andre Desmarais said he’s optimistic that the federal government, which is studying funding for national newspapers, will end up providing funding because it would want to help a medium that supports democracy. He noted that the CBC gets about $1 billion a year, but just for the broadcast medium.Meanwhile, Paul Desmarais Jr. told shareholders that the Lafarge board of directors, on which he is a member as the owner of 9.43% in Lafarge-Holcim, was not aware of the cement maker allegedly funding Syrian militants until it was reported on by the media in 2016.“As soon as this matter was brought to its attention, the board of directors immediately initiated an independent internal investigation, the results of which were, on its own initiative, turned over to the authorities with the assurance of its co-operation,” he said in a statement read to reporters.It also implemented additional compliance and internal control measures.French and Belgian authorities are investigating several ex-employees for their alleged roles in indirectly funding groups including the Islamic State to guarantee safe passage for staff and supply of plants.The wrongdoing precedes Lafarge’s merger with Swiss company Holcim in 2017.Power Corp. says its net earnings more than doubled to a record $525 million or $1.13 a share in the first quarter (Q1), compared with $258 million or 56¢ a share in Q1 2017.Excluding restructuring and other charges last year, adjusted profits were $269 million or 58¢ a share in Q1 2017.Power increased its quarterly dividend by 6.6% to 38.20¢ per share, payable June 29 to shareholders of record June 8. Laurentian Bank reports $53.1M profit in Q2, beats expectationslast_img read more

first_img Government to reimburse self-employed workers who repaid CERB Related news The investigation will examine whether the CRA is “effectively integrating the rights and values” of the TBR into its activities and the CRA’s reporting to taxpayers,” the organization says in a news release.“The issue is two-fold: first, whether the TBR is being embedded by the CRA as a foundational document, guiding its daily interactions with taxpayers; and second, how the CRA ensures it is continually accountable in upholding taxpayer rights in its activities and reporting publicly on how it upholds them,” states the ombudsman’s memorandum to the Minister of National Revenue.“The rights in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights are important and need to form part of the foundation guiding the CRA in its interactions with taxpayers. Through this systemic examination we will identify any gaps and areas for improvement, to assist in improving the CRA service culture and service to taxpayers,” says Sherra Profit, Taxpayers’ Ombudsman in a statement. The Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman is launching an investigation into how well the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is integrating the Taxpayer Bill of Rights in its activities, the watchdog announced on Tuesday.Introduced in 2007, the TBR sets out the rights taxpayers have and the treatment they can expect from the federal tax agency. hand of a businesswoman at her desk with a pen and a clipboard stylephotographs/123RF James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords TaxesCompanies Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Canada Revenue Agency U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profitslast_img read more

first_imgHome Industry News Releases TGIC Announces Corporate Name Change to Guarachi Wine PartnersIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessTGIC Announces Corporate Name Change to Guarachi Wine PartnersBy Editor – January 9, 2015 77 0 ReddIt Advertisement(LOS ANGELES, CA) January 9, 2015 – TGIC Importers Inc., a long established importer, marketer and innovator of fine wines, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Guarachi Wine Partners. The name change comes in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary, honoring founder Alex Guarachi’s dedication to his long standing winery and industry partners.The move serves to refresh the company name that Guarachi originally used when he founded his import business out of a garage in Northern California thirty years ago. The Chilean entrepreneur saw potential to sell the wines of his home country in The United States, after an injury altered his plans to play professional soccer. By working in tandem with his winery partners, Guarachi triumphed over stiff domestic competition, becoming the #1 importer of South American wines over $10 in the US, according to Nielsen.  The name Guarachi Wine Partners is hence a tribute to the valued relationships that the company has maintained over three decades of expansion into global imports, domestic sales and marketing, and new product innovation.Guarachi Wine Partners represents Bodega Norton, Kaiken, Lea, Montes, Pascual Toso, Santa Ema and Tensley Wines. In addition to their thirty year track record of growing international and domestic producers in the U.S. market, the company also witnessed the successful launches of proprietary brands such as Black Ink, Guarachi Family Wines, Nobilissima and tenshən.“Our new positioning as Guarachi Wine Partners connects our future with our heritage. Today we are a global company, but at our heart we are a family owned business that works closely with our valued and longtime winery and distributor partners to share incredible wines with the US consumer,” says Founder and CEO Alex Guarachi.For more information about Guarachi Wine Partners, please visit our website at For media inquiries, please contact Erin Vaughen Hlynsky at [email protected] Pinterest TAGSfeaturedGuarachi Wine PartnersTGIC Linkedin Twitter Share Facebook Previous articleAfternoon Brief, January 9Next article2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference Editor Emaillast_img read more