Baseline Ventures inks management deal with Jemimah Rodrigues

first_img Baseline Ventures inks management deal with Jemimah Rodrigues Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – October 11, 2018 CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Sports marketing and talent management firm Baseline Ventures has signed up India’s rising women cricket star Jemimah Rodrigues. The teenaged all-rounder from Mumbai currently bats at the No. 3 position in the Indian women’s team.The talented batswoman, who was picked for the under-19 cricket aged just 12 years and six months, Jemimah has received the Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for best domestic junior women’s cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. 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Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown University“We are extremely happy to have Jemimah on board of Baseline Ventures and add to our bunch of unique talents. Jemimah is one of the brightest prospects of Indian Women cricket and we are excited to be part of her journey,” Baseline Ventures managing director Tuhin Mishra said.Jemima is excited to get the deal from one of India’s leading talent management firms. “Baseline Ventures has a great track record in the sports marketing industry and a lot of eminent sports talents are managed by them. I am happy to be a part of Baseline and look forward to a great association,” Jemimah said.Also Read: Prithvi’s managers take tough stance against brands leveraging star powerThe talent Mumbai girls, undoubtedly the most promising women’s cricket talent in India, is also an ace hockey player. The teen sensation has started playing cricket and hockey aged just four. Before finalising on cricket as the career option, Jemimah has also represented Maharashtra in junior national hockey championship. She still gets calls from hockey selectors, but the Rizvi College student from Mumbai has made a final decision that her future lies in cricket.The multi-year deal will see Baseline managing all the commercial interests of Jemima. Baseline Ventures has spotted talented sportspersons and athletes at a young age. The company also manages badminton players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, cricketers Prithvi Shaw and Smriti Mandhana.Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and billiards player Pankaj Advani are also on the roster of Baseline.Jemimah is only the second Indian woman after Smriti to score a double century. She hit 202 runs in 163 balls against Saurashtra in November 2017 in a 50 over cricket match in Aurangabad.Also Read: Pro Volleyball League in February 2019; Sony-Baseline Ventures ink broadcast deal Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Football WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img read more

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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) HY2020 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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News from the precincts: Over 80,000 Orange County voters cast ballots…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSElection 2018 Previous articleWelcome to Election Day 2018Next articleApopka City Commissioners endorse statewide candidates Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Election 2018Well ahead of 2014 midterm electionApopka Commissioner Doug and Jeri Bankson head to their polling place to vote in the 2018 midterm election.At 1 PM, 80,828 Orange County voters had cast a ballot today at their polling places. Those voters, combined with vote-by-mail and early voting tallies brings the turnout up 396,969 which is 49.72% of registered voters.In the last midterm election (2014), only 44.26% of Orange County voters cast a ballot.In Apopka precincts, lines are steady and no one has reported any issues that would hamper voters. The time in the polling places for voters is slightly longer than average because of an unusual amount of amendments (12) on the ballot.The polls close at 7 PM.Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for updates and election results as soon as they are released by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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George Stinney’s life mattered

first_imgGeorge Stinney: Justice 70 years too lateThe current national uprising against police terror sweeping the U.S., following the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, is helping to shed a bright light on the racist war against Black youth, rooted in slavery and Jim Crow racism. The demise of Reconstruction, a radical period when freed Black people attempted to build institutions to codify democratic rights, ushered in an era of semi-slavery that included horrific lynchings by the Ku Klux Klan and other fascistic formations.These lynchings of Black people not only took place illegally with hangings and other unspeakable acts of savagery, but also legally through the racist courts with executions of many, including youth. Take the case of George Stinney.At the age of 14, Stinney was the youngest person to be executed in the U.S. during the 20th century. He was arrested in March 1944 for allegedly killing two white girls in Clarendon County, S.C. In less than three months, an all-white jury had convicted and condemned him — after deliberating for only 10 minutes!On Dec. 17, 70 years after this heinous crime was committed against Stinney, South Carolina Judge Carmen T. Mullen vacated his conviction, stating in a 28-page order that there were multiple “fundamental, constitutional violations of due process.” (New York Times, Dec. 17) Among these violations were Stinney’s arrest without a warrant and police interrogation without a lawyer.The vacating of Stinney’s conviction comes 70 years too late because his arrest, much less execution, should have never taken place.Fast forward to 1955, when another 14-year-old, Emmett Till, was lynched by the KKK in Money, Miss., for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, showed her son’s horribly disfigured face in a casket for the whole world to see, it helped to launch the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott a few months later on Dec. 1, 1955.  The success of this boycott against racial segregation is viewed as the opening shot of the Civil Rights Movement.If the racist sham of a trial for 14-year-old George Stinney had become national news — which it should have — would it have helped to save his precious life? Stinney certainly would have benefited from a worldwide movement of solidarity, like that which came to the defense of the imprisoned Scottsboro Brothers in Alabama.The case of George Stinney is educating many, many people about the fact that the racist war against Black youth didn’t start with 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland; 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in New York; 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; 18-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.; or even 14-year-old Emmett Till.As this anti-racist movement declares that “Black Lives Matter,” let us also add the name and photograph of George Stinney to that already too long and tragic list.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Government urged to modify proposed new press law

first_img News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa July 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to modify proposed new press law April 15, 2021 Find out more News June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance center_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en Organisation News Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Prime Minister Driss Jettou voicing concern that a proposed overhaul of the press law currently being discussed by the government does not decriminalize press offences. The organisation called for significant changes in the current draft, which appears not to be the final version that will be submitted to parliament.“Your government is portraying the proposed new press law as an ‘important and historic’ advance in the reinforcement of free speech and press freedom in Morocco,” the letter said. “We are aware of all the work that has been put into its drafting, which has included bringing journalists into the discussions. We are also aware of your personal commitment to the proposed new law. Nonetheless, the draft we have right now, if adopted, would not be able to provide the necessary guarantees for the protection of journalists in Morocco.“The most disturbing aspect of the draft is the decision to retain articles providing for prison sentences for press offences. Most of the legal provisions used to convict journalists in recent years have been kept. Among the most common offences one finds ‘insulting the king’ and ‘insulting the sacredness of institutions.’ They are punishable by one to five years in prison. These provisions are particularly restrictive since, as well as imprisonment, they offer judges the possibility of suspending a publication or closing it down for good.“Even more serious, in our view, is the fact that the elimination of a significant number of articles in the existing law that provide for prison sentences – something which your government has made much of in its press campaign – is invalidated by article 100 (chapter V, paragraph 5), which reintroduces prison sentences in all cases for repeat offenders. We reject this provision all the more firmly as it would encourage journalists with one conviction to censor themselves for fear of being imprisoned on a subsequent conviction.“Furthermore, many provisions are drafted so vaguely they can be interpreted in many different ways. And certain prohibitions are too general and too automatic. This is the case with article 85, which almost systematically bans coverage of anything involving personal privacy. We are also worried by the lack of real guarantees for the protection of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Article 13 (chapter III, section 1) is particularly problematic because it eliminates this guarantee in situations where it is most useful, namely before a court.“Finally, we are worried about the some of the prerogatives of the future National Press Council (CNP) and the way its members are to be chosen. This council is to have very significant disciplinary powers and, as things stand, it could turn into a new tool for censoring journalists. It would, for example, be empowered to strip someone of the right to work as a journalist. This prerogative could have very dangerous consequences and could make journalists even more vulnerable than they are today.”In all, Reporters Without Borders has established that at least 27 articles in the proposed new press law violate international standards, especially as regards decriminalization of press offences.Reporters Without Borders called for the withdrawal of the press law currently in force immediately after its adoption in 2002. It is a very harsh law despite a number of positive aspects (it reduced the prison sentences and fines for press offences, it reduced the red tape involved in launching a new newspaper, and it forced the authorities to give a reason for seizing issues of newspapers).But it retained jail terms for insulting the king, princes or princesses, although it stipulated that those convicted should be imprisoned for three to five years, compared with five to 20 years under the previous law. And it retained the government’s right to ban Moroccan or foreign newspapers if they “undermine Islam, the monarchy, national territorial integrity or public order.”In the five years since it was adopted, this law has enabled the courts to convict journalists at least 13 times, without counting those journalists who were tried under anti-terrorism legislation. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Morocco / Western Saharalast_img read more

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Azerbaijani reporters harassed, attacked while trying to cover electoral fraud

first_img Credit: Turan News Agency February 13, 2020 Azerbaijani reporters harassed, attacked while trying to cover electoral fraud April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is aware of at least 18 cases of journalists being obstructed and sometimes physically attacked in the course of their reporting in Baku since Azerbaijan’s snap parliamentary elections on 9 February, which were marred by fraud. The authorities must prosecute those responsible for the violence, RSF said.When a sit-in by opposition candidates outside the Central Electoral Commission in Baku was violently dispersed by special forces amid mounting tension on the night of 11 February, some journalists were able to flee but around seven were arrested and beaten.“I was bundled into a car in which three policemen kept punching me and kicking me,” Basta.info news website editor Mustafa Hajibeyli said in a Facebook post. “My face was covered in blood.” He was released but was told to report to the police yesterday.As the demonstrators were being taken away in a bus, six women journalists who had been covering the event were beaten by police, sustaining injuries, and their cameras were confiscated.Meydan TV reporter Sevinj Vagifgizi suffered a serious hand injury and bruising to her face. Voice of America journalists Ulviyya Guliyeva and Aygun Rashidova, the correspondent of Radio Azadlig (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azeri-language service), Aytan Mammadova, and two freelancers, Aynur Elgunesh (who was hit on the head) and Aytaj Taptyg, were also driven around the outskirts of the city for about two hours and then released far from the main highway.Three fellow journalists, including the well-known investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who managed to follow them in a taxi, also ended up being arrested and beaten.“The Azerbaijani authorities continue to suppress all forms of pluralism, both political and journalistic, in violation of their international obligations and their promises to guarantee media freedom and security,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Not only were the independent media unable to cover the flagrant violations of electoral regulations but journalists were also the victims of unacceptable police violence. We call for a transparent investigation, the prosecution of those responsible for this violence, and respect for the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”Earlier in the day on 11 February, police harassed several journalists during a press conference by a group of candidates outside a polling station and even beat cameramen from Radio Azadlig and the Toplum TV website, among others.On the day of the elections, RSF registered at least eight cases of journalists being attacked or prevented from working. Radio Azadlig – one of whose journalists, Islam Shikhali, was subjected to harassment –  posted a video of acts of aggression against journalists and electoral observers. Another video showed several persons trying to prevent local BBC correspondent Aygun Mehman from filming. A member of the electoral commission broke Yeni Cumhurriyet website reporter Ali Safar’s camera.Freelancer Fatima Movlamli filmed herself to tell about her harassement outside a Baku polling station and post it on Facebook. Aziz Karimov, a reporter for the independent news agency Turan, and his cameraman, Farid Gahramanov, were pressured not to film, as were Voice of America local correspondent Parvana Bayramova and Yulvi Hasanli, the editor of the Abzas.net news site.The ruling New Azerbaijan Party unsurprisingly managed to win most of the parliamentary seats, according to the provisional results. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Union, the United States and others have denounced flagrant irregularities. Opposition parties and independent candidates have called for a protest on 16 February. Some candidates boycotted the elections in protest against their ostracism by the state-controlled media.Opposition media and websites, including the online newspapers Basta.info and Yuksalish Namina, were blocked or were the victims of cyber-attacks before the elections.Azerbaijan is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The leading critical media outlets have been silenced or have had to relocate abroad, the main independent websites are blocked and at least six journalists are currently in prison. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Azerbaijan to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en News News June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | Robin Salzer: Roadmap to Recovery for Our Beloved Pasadena Restaurants

first_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Robin SalzerIf you didn’t already know it, Pasadena has more restaurants per capita than almost any city in the United States.When I opened Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ in 1982 there were more than 260 restaurants in Pasadena.Now the sheer volume of locally-owned mom and pop operations and the national chains that have targeted locations in Pasadena have catapulted our city into the dining capital of Southern California.On March 16, by local and state mandate, the restaurant industry as we know it changed forever.The term “essential business” dictated success for some and failure for others. Our restaurants are amongst the most essential businesses in Pasadena, both for the extraordinary food that they offer but also for the incredible number of locally hired employees.Full service sit down restaurants are essentially shutdown and allowed to offer only takeout and curbside delivery food. My former colleagues tell me that on a good day they might do 15-20 percent of the sales that they used to do while open.A full service casual, family or fine dining restaurant will not survive or sustain itself on takeout and curbside delivery alone. When you factor in the 20 to 30 percent that the national dinner delivery services are charging the restaurants they are losing money with almost every delivery.If this continues without intervention this is a menu for financial disaster. Our restaurateurs aren’t expecting an immediate pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but they do need to see a glimmer of light at the end of the shutdown tunnel.The cities and restaurants that are the most adaptable and visionary will find their own solutions that focus on community, sustainability and simplicity.COVID-19 will force the restaurant industry to fundamentally rethink what it means to be a restaurant. The possibilities are both terrifying and exhilarating. To move forward there must be an open working dialogue with our city leaders, the health department and the restaurant owners.The real danger is how we cope with the new edicts from our City Council and health department while scrapping much of our present business template to stem the flow of 2-3 months of financial distress while developing a plan to assure success and sustainability once the municipal and state shutdown is lifted.For once let’s really think out of the box. I would implore the Mayor and City Council to be bold and visionary in balancing the needs of the city and the small business community.Let’s do what’s in the best interest of Pasadena and the health and safety of our residents and customers.Let’s give our restaurants some light and a plan of hope. This is my interpretation of the “Pasadena Way”.My suggestions are as follows:Put the minimum wage on the state timeline.Raising the minimum wage to $15.00 on July 1 while still dealing with the shutdown affects would be the final nail in the coffin for many small businesses.Waive business license and health permit fees for all restaurants for up to one year if they are in total compliance with any and all new policies and procedures.Start a city hospitality commission made up from restaurateurs, hoteliers, a city council member and city staff. This commission could be a branch of the PCOC or stand alone. The stakeholders on this commission would bring real life hands on customer service experience to assist in the driving the food and entertainment business to Pasadena.Rose Bowl concessions and any event scheduled in Pasadena should be offered exclusively to Pasadena restaurants on a first right of refusal. Not every restaurant is built for off premise concessions but it can be an incredible source of income for those interested. Pasadena restaurants should be showcased at the Rose Bowl and at every city event. As with the business license the annual restaurant health permit should also cover all off premise events.Close off Colorado Boulevard from Raymond to Pasadena avenues permanently so the Old Pasadena restaurants on Colorado Boulevard can increase their outdoor seating. All restaurants may have to reduce their inside seating by at least 50 percent due to possible new social distancing guidelines.These restaurants in our city’s highest rent area could redefine the dining experience of Old Pasadena.It would be festive, well lit, aromatic and it would be a boon for the city, restaurants and retail stores. Traffic to and from Old Pasadena would continue west on Union Street and east on Green Street.There would still be access to the public and private parking lots off both of these two streets. Think back to the world cup in 1994. The same streets were closed off for a week and it was an incredible experience for everyone.I have experienced closed off streets for dining in major cities like San Francisco, New York and Chicago and it works.Pasadena should close off South Lake Avenue from Green Street to San Pasqual Avenue. Traffic to and from the South Lake Avenue District would still use Shoppers Lane and Mentor Avenue on the east and Hudson Street on the west to access the public and private parking lots. The restaurants on South Lake could extend their dining tables up to their respective boulevard divider. I would offer South Lake dining space to both Green Street Restaurant on Shoppers Lane and Magnolia House just past San Pasqual Avenue.Both are important anchors in the area. Again, this would be festive, lively, fun and our restaurants and retail stores in the area would flourish.Bold? Yes.Doable? Absolutely.Necessary? Only if we want to be the best.Pasadena is a diner’s destination so why not break the mold of the mundane and pull out all of the stops. This is the time, the right time to refine and redefine Pasadena as our beloved city and as a dining and tourist destination.When people think about Pasadena most often they’ll talk about the Rose Bowl, Cal Tech, JPL, Huntington Library, Norton Simon Museum and our restaurants.Now is the time to forever put Pasadena on the map as the essential gastronomic capital of California. This is the Pasadena Way. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Limerick Chamber Chief Economist: Opportunity exists to disrupt damaging pre-COVID aviation…

first_imgEmail Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash BusinessLimerickNewsLimerick Chamber Chief Economist: Opportunity exists to disrupt damaging pre-COVID aviation traffic patternsBy Staff Reporter – November 12, 2020 107 Twitter Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFuneral arrangements announced for Patrickswell hurling legend, Paul Carey, killed in Dubai collisionNext article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLimerick. Limerick Post THE pre-COVID-19 growth patterns at Irish airports cannot be repeated in recovery if we are to address regional imbalance, Limerick Chamber Chief Economist Dr. Catriona Cahill told the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks today.Addressing the Committee this afternoon, Dr. Cahill said that the announcement on Tuesday of an additional support package worth €50 million to support the aviation sector in the short term is very welcome.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, she stressed that there needs to be a long-term view taken in relation to aviation to ensure that the COVID-19 crisis does not exacerbate existing inequalities or, more particularly, regional imbalances.“If we are to address regional imbalance in a serious fashion then the patterns that have emerged in the airports sector must not be allowed to continue. In the midst of this crisis we should take the opportunity to address existing issues so that our new normal will not just replicate a damaging status quo but instead support targeted policy actions that develop our regional economies.”Dr. Cahill said that Cork and Shannon airports need to be given official access to the regional airports programme and she recommended the implementation of a fund to support route development from regions outside of the capital as well as ensuring that Project Ireland 2040 and enterprise policy aligns with aviation policy.“More challenging reforms relating to the potential redistribution of traffic are more medium to long term objectives, but it is crucial that the necessary discussions begin now so that this can soon become a reality,” she stated.Dr. Cahill pointed to a report by Copenhagen Economics published jointly by Limerick, Shannon, Ennis and Galway Chambers. Among its findings was that the dominance of Dublin Airport in an Irish context should not be viewed as a natural state of affairs and such dominance is certainly not common in the EU.“Other small open economies, where a similar concentration in market share has been observed, have implemented policy initiatives to counteract the dominance of the national airport and mitigate negative impacts on other airports.“Schiphol is the only national airport with a larger share of the total number of passengers than Dublin and Dutch aviation policy has recently capped the number of aircraft movements through the national airport to alleviate bottlenecks in and around Amsterdam. Similar intervention by Governments have been seen in other countries most notably, but not exclusively, Austria.”Dr. Cahill stated that the call for greater balance is not a regional versus Dublin argument. “For Ireland to thrive, Dublin needs to thrive but so do the regions. These do not need to be competing interests. National policy recognises the key role that airports play in supporting growth in the regions. Yet some worrying trends have begun to emerge in recent years particularly with regards to national passenger share.“Between 2013 and 2019 passenger numbers at Shannon grew by 270,000 and in Cork by 342,000. Dublin Airport in the same period, however, exhibited growth in passenger numbers of 12.8 million and last year won 96% of all new passengers into Ireland.”She continued: “As it stands the reinstatement of routes lost to date will be based on commercial decisions taken by airlines. During the recovery there is a risk that airlines will focus on Capital airports given the size of their catchment area and this will have serious implications for the timeline of the restoration of routes in regional airports and as a consequence the speed of the economic recovery.“This is concerning not only for the aviation sector itself but also for the many businesses and organisations that depend on the operations of the airports within our regions. As a small island economy connectivity is crucial. Regional airports in particular play an important role in not just attracting FDI to a region but also in retaining it. Furthermore, regional airports make significant contributions to the national economy. For example, Cork and Shannon airports contribute approximately €1bn and €3.6bn respectively to the Irish economy.” Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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The Most Recession-Proof States

first_img Texas, according to Fit Small Business data, is the best state to survive a recession. What sets Texas apart is its lack of an income tax rate, as well as the second-lowest debt-to-income ratio in the nation at 1.16. Texas also has a low unemployment rate of just 3.4%.Additionally, Texas also has an average home value of $198,100, one of the lowest in the country. Several Fit Small Business’s top states for recession survival are marked by low median home values, including Texas, followed by West Virginia, Nebraska, and Indiana, each with median home values lower than the national median.West Virginia holds one of the lowest median home values in the country, at $98,300, $100,000 lower than the national average median home value in 2019. West Virginia has also proven to be recession-proof in the past, as its GDP grew by a modest 0.1% during the 2008 recession.In Nebraska, the median home value is $168,600, still lower than the national median. Also, like West Virginia,Nebraska saw a 1.3% gain in GDP in the year following the last recession.Across the country, housing remains a bright spot in economic growth, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. Risks to the ESR Group’s forecast remain biased to the downside, with trade tensions between the U.S. and China continuing to pose the greatest threat to growth, but housing is expected to be a source of strength in the near term. While the ESR Group had expected housing to contribute positively to third quarter GDP growth, stronger-than-expected recent data led the Group to revise substantially upward its projection for residential fixed investment. The Group’s updated forecast of 4.2% annualized is 3.3 percentage points higher than last month’s projection. According to Fannie Mae, this would represent the first time residential fixed investment has been positive since 2017. Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / The Most Recession-Proof States Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Home Values Recession October 23, 2019 2,604 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Values Recession 2019-10-23 Seth Welborn Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Facebook Joins Google, Microsoft in Funding Affordable Housing Next: The Mortgage Customer Connection Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Most Recession-Proof States Subscribelast_img read more

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Smith leads Unbeaten UCLA to win over Southern Utah

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Smith scored 20 points and Jalen Hill added 17 points to lead UCLA to a 76-61 win over Southern Utah on Monday night.The Bruins remain undefeated and have won all four of their games at home.UCLA built an early 17-3 lead behind an impressive defense and Southern Utah went 8½ minutes without a field goal during that stretch. UCLA had 11 steals and 10 blocked shots,John Knight III led the Thunderbirds (2-2) with 14 points.In the second half, Shareef O’Neal made a 3-pointer from the right wing for the first points of his UCLA career. O’Neal, the son of Shaquille O’Neal, had missed the two previous games due to a hip injury and sat out last season because of open-heart surgery last December.This was the first meeting between the schools.For Southern Utah, Dre Marin made a 3-pointer from the corner with 10:44 left in the first half to end the scoring drought and cut the lead to 17-6. Southern Utah (2-2) trailed 35-22 at halftime.BIG PICTURESouthern Utah: The Thunderbirds weren’t able to run offensive sets like they wanted, but the experience playing UCLA at Pauley Pavilion will surely pay dividends later.UCLA: The Bruins defense was stifling and that led to plenty of transition baskets. The game was a campus game for the Maui Invitational.UP NEXTSouthern Utah: Plays Charleston Southern in the Maui Invitational at Johnson City, Tennessee on Saturday.UCLA: Hosts Hofstra on Thursday. Associated Press Written by Tags: Chris Smith/Maui Invitational/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/UCLA Bruins November 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Smith leads Unbeaten UCLA to win over Southern Utahlast_img read more

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