People / Agility appoints Frank Guerra its Australasia CEO

first_imgFrank GuerraAgility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed industry veteran Frank Guerra to be CEO for Australasia, giving him responsibility for operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. By David Badger 16/08/2016 Guerra has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry. He joined Agility in 2010 as General Manager for Contract Logistics in Australia. Most recently, he was responsible for both Contract Logistics and Network Freight Forwarding.“Frank is a highly experienced business leader who keenly understands the landscape within this region. As we continue to build on our presence and providing the solutions that our customers in Australasia require, his leadership will help to steer us towards even greater success,” said Chris Price, CEO, Agility Asia Pacific.Guerra said, “I am excited to lead Agility in its next phase of growth in Australasia. I look forward to working closely with Chris to execute our business strategies and expand our customer base.”Prior to joining Agility, Guerra held leadership positions at several major freight forwarding companies. He also brings a unique entrepreneurial perspective, having run his own forwarding company for 11 years in Australia before it was acquired by Mainfreight. He will be based in Melbourne.last_img read more

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling memories from 2004

first_img Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter News WhatsApp WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 19th May 2020 This week we look back on the 2004 Cuman na mBunscol hurling final action.The big winners were Camross, who claimed a double of the Division 1 camogie final and the Division 2 hurling whilerethere was also final success for Abbeyleix, Scoil Bhride Knockmay, Castletown, Derrylamogue, Ballyroan, Paddock, Errill and a first ever hurling title for Emo.Abbeyleix won the Division 1 hurling final where Bill Duggan from the Clough-Ballacolla was the star man scoring 2-3 in their win over Rathdowney. Incidentally it was Errill’s first final appearance since 1988 and their side also included furture senior club players Eoin Burke and Tadhg Dowling.The Division 6 final was a clash between neighbours Emo and Rath with future Laois footballers Shane Murphy and Evan Costello among Emo’s star performers.You can check out a selection of Alf Harvey’s photos and the full list of results below.2004 Cumann na mBunscol Hurling ResultsDivision 1 Hurling – Abbeyleix 3-8 Rathdowney 2-0Division 1 Camogie – Camross 3-7 Castletown 2-5Division 2 Hurling – Camross 4-5 Killadooley 2-6Division 2 Camogie – Scoil Bhride Knockmay 5-2 Ballinakill 1-0Division 3 Hurling – Castletown 5-6 Shanahoe 1-7Division 3 Camogie – Derrylamogue 6-5 Clonaslee 3-1Division 4 Hurling – Ballyroan 7-7 Durrow 3-4Division 4 Camogie – Paddock 5-3 Killanure 1-4Division 5 Hurling – Errill 6-10 Knock 2-6Division 6 Hurling – Emo 5-3 Rath 1-1 Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling memories from 2004 TAGS2004Cumann na mBunscolCumann na mBunscol Memories Twittercenter_img Facebook Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 19, 2020Next articleWATCH: Construction commences on new full size floodlit astro pitch in Laois LaoisToday Reporter Duggan, who would go on to be a talented hurler and rugby player at adult level, was on a strong Abbeyleix side alongside the likes of Tomas Moore, Daniel Coffey, Joe Bergin and Daniel Shanahan who all now play senior with Abbeyleix.Future Laois senior hurler James Ryan was in goals for Rathdowney who also had future senior county champions in the likes of Ray Bowe, Damien Madden and Ross and Darren King, who scored both of Rathdowney’s goals.The Division 1 camogie final was a cracker of a game with Camross narrowly getting the better of Castletown. Future Laois camogie captain Sarah Anne Fitzgerals scored 1-5 for Castletown against a Camross side that included many of her clubmates and future Laois colleagues Niamh Dollard, Mairead Burke and Dawn Mortimer.Sarah Anne was also midfield on the Castletown boys team that beat Shanahoe. Castletown had future senior club players like Gearoid Gaughan and James Mullaney involved.Camross’s Division 2 hurling winners included the likes of Gearoid Burke and Matthew Collier who have since gone on to win multiple senior club championship medals while future Laois hurling captain Paddy Purcell scored 1-4 for Errill in their Division 5 win over Knock. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date SEE ALSO – Check out more Cumann na mBunscol memories here Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Home GAA Cumann na mBunscol Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling memories from 2004 GAACumann na mBunscolSportlast_img read more

CIBC changes portfolio managers

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Sustainalytics unveils new Impact Metrics IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Horizons partners with DMAT Capital Related news Keywords Portfolio managersCompanies CIBC Asset Management Manulife Investments names new subadvisors, portfolio managers RS Investments is also the new portfolio sub-advisor for the Renaissance Emerging Markets Fund and CIBC Emerging Markets Fund. CIBC Asset Management is responsible for the CIBC and Renaissance Investments families of mutual funds, Imperial Pools, Frontiers Pools and the CIBC family of managed portfolio solutions – Axiom Portfolios, CIBC Managed Portfolio Services and CIBC Personal Portfolio Services. CIBC Asset Management manages more than $60 billion in assets. Toronto-based CIBC Asset Management Inc. announced new portfolio managers for its emerging markets investments on Wednesday. San Francisco-based RS Investments Co. LLC, Harding Loevner LP in Bridgewater, N.J. and New York-based Pzena Investment Management LLC are now portfolio sub-advisors for the Imperial Emerging Economies Pool and the Frontiers Emerging Markets Equity Pool. read more

Covid-19 recovery needs to reach all New Zealanders equally

first_imgCovid-19 recovery needs to reach all New Zealanders equally The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed signs most New Zealanders have been supported by the Covid-19 response, released in the Government’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update.“This Government has been a good overall steward of the economy, and that shows in the numbers released today”, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff. Unemployment is now expected to peak at 6.9% at the end of next year rather than 7.8% as expected at the Pre-election Update. Debt, net of the New Zealand Super Fund, is now expected to peak at 29.5% of GDP in 2025.“However, working people and their unions continue to be concerned that the recovery is not equally reaching all New Zealanders. This has been made clear by Treasury’s acknowledgement that the impact has fallen disproportionately on women, Māori, Pasifikā and young people. The people with the least labour-market power are being left behind. Without much greater emphasis on uplifting the vulnerable, we risk deepening and entrenching social and economic unfairness.”“The low levels of debt, net of the Super Fund, show there is plenty of headroom to do much more.”“Equity means putting much more resource into those with the least – a basic tenant of fairness. And this means labour market reform to protect those cut out of economic benefits by the choices the Government has made in policy settings for the rebuild to date.”“At a minimum it means the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group must be implemented, and social insurance progressed, to support everyone who, through no fault of their own, is out of paid employment.”“With the Government ruling out further tax reform that would more fairly re-distribute the share of profits generated from work, pre-distribution measures must be implemented as a matter of priority. This means putting in place Fair Pay Agreement laws, stronger and better funded universal public services, extending the ability to collectively bargain to contractors, and making it easier for people to join and participate in their unions.”“To be successful, the Covid-19 recovery needs three equal prongs – a public health response, support for businesses, and direct support for working people. Working people are the ones that have borne the brunt of lockdowns, despite creating the wealth that will fuel our rebuild. The Government has done a fantastic job on a public health response that supports businesses – to cement the success, 2021 needs to rebalance the rebuild for all working people,” Wagstaff said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, council, Council of Trade Unions, covid-19, Economy, employment, GDP, Government, Impact, insurance, market, New Zealand, President, public health, reform, trade unionlast_img read more

Canada and Ontario invest in modern public transit infrastructure for residents of Mississauga

first_imgCanada and Ontario invest in modern public transit infrastructure for residents of Mississauga From: Infrastructure CanadaCanadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.From the Canadian-Pacific Railway to the St Lawrence Seaway to the Toronto subway and today’s expanding Internet and clean energy networks, we must be ambitious in building things that position our economy for the future.Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Rudy Cuzzetto, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore; and Her Worship Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga announced funding for 12 projects that will modernize and improve public transit in Mississauga.Ontarians need help getting safely to work and home, getting out to appointments, to shop and to conduct business. Strategic investments in sustainable public transportation infrastructure play a key role.The Government of Canada is investing more than $62 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $51.5 million, and the City of Mississauga is contributing more than $44.5 million.Projects involve various upgrades to public transit infrastructure including new heated bus shelters with digital signage and new, fully accessible bus stop pads. MiWay fleet buses will undergo major rehabilitations which include the replacement of engines, transmissions, and energy storage systems that will extend the useful life of the city’s bus fleet while helping reduce maintenance and operating costs. All transit buses will receive upgrades to their video monitoring and scheduling systems.Residents will also benefit from a dedicated two-way Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor on Lakeshore Road with three new stations between East Avenue and Deta Road, as well as separated bike lanes and sidewalks. The new bus rapid transit lanes will increase the capacity of the city’s transit system and support a growing population along the Lakeshore Road corridor.The improvements will improve passenger safety, encourage active transportation, and provide residents with a better and more reliable transit system.All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.Quotes“Investing in Mississauga public transit is an essential part of growing an economy and community where people can move around in cheaper, cleaner and faster ways. The Government of Canada is providing more than $62 million to support 12 new projects that promote jobs and investment while improving the public transit experience in Mississauga, including new stations, refurbished buses and a bus rapid transit corridor. Canada’s infrastructure plan is creating good jobs, sustainable economic growth, and building a stronger country now and for the future.”The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“Modern and integrated public transit systems are essential for building the sustainable communities of tomorrow. Improving public transit services for Mississauga residents helps them get where they need to go, whether it be on foot, cycling, or by bus. The investments announced today will benefit the community, residents, and the environment.”The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre“This is an exciting day for residents of Mississauga. Our investment of more than $51 million in 12 new public transit projects will provide residents with better access to more frequent and reliable public transit, connecting people to jobs safely and efficiently. This is another example how we are working collaboratively with our federal and municipal partners to make important investments in infrastructure. With today’s announcement, these projects can move from shovel-ready to shovels in the ground.”The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure“Our community can now look forward to seeing shovels in the ground on long awaited transit improvement. Ontario’s over $51-million investment will help develop a modern and accessible inter-regional transit system that will support our growing population, encourage economic recovery and connect transit users to other services like GO Transit, the Hurontario LRT, TTC, and active transit like pedestrian and cycling networks.”Rudy Cuzzetto, Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore“This is a great day for Mississauga, and I want to thank the federal government for making these important investments in our community. Upgrades to our MiWay fleet of buses, shelter improvements and the new Bus Rapid Transit corridor will create more efficiency and reliability in our system and ensure Mississauga residents have even more options to get around the Region and beyond. We also know that an integrated transit system is essential to creating complete communities and building our economy. MiWay is what truly keeps Mississauga moving, and these new investments go a long way in helping us create an even stronger public transit system.”Her Worship Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of MississaugaQuick factsThrough the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.1 billion in over 2,750 infrastructure projects.$28.7 billion of this funding is supporting public transit projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.Ontario is investing $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community infrastructure.Across the province, Ontario is investing more than $7.3 billion in public transit infrastructure over 10 years through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, clean energy, efficiency, environment, federal government, Government, health and safety, infrastructure, Investment, Lawrence, parliament, Pedestrian, public transport, St Lawrence, sustainable, Transportlast_img read more

Going Rural: An unconventional adventure with the Mercedes-Benz GLC300

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Trending in Canada Though effectively three personal and four professional lifetimes ago, my origins still trace their way back to rural Quebec — well out into the sticks roughly two hours east of Montreal. Having recently relocated to Toronto, and not having devoted any time in recent years to visiting my family, a proper visit was long overdue. Obviously a proper and comfortable ride was required, but given the terrain in the surrounding area (fairly rough and unkempt gravel roads being the only way in and out of the farm), I faced a bigger question from an editorial perspective.There are a plethora of capable all-wheel drive crossovers and compact SUVs on the market these days that frankly never depart a paved surface. Brands like Land Rover and Jeep blatantly advertise their capabilities on loose terrain, but what about the rest? More frequently manufacturers talk a big game about handling slippery highway surfaces, which effectively leaves owners questioning what sort of surfaces their urban commuter can really handle. Given this unique opportunity, I opted to loan one of the most stereotypically urban midsize SUVs in Canada—the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 See More Videos Next on the list the following morning, a requisite detour to Sherbrooke—roughly 45 minutes southeast—proved somewhat fruitful, all told. The university town has always been a bit of a peculiar one, where many segments of downtown retail struggling as the larger malls and large-format stores on the outskirts of town strip away downtown clientele the same way we continue to see across the country. That said, small coffee shops like Café général conserverie on Rue Alexendre are proving that the prospect of gentrification in some of these struggling neighborhoods is anything but out of the question. Our little excursion ended with a pit stop at a vintage shop known as Boutique Juste Du Vieux, where I tracked down a little memento of the visit—a vintage lighter, complete with its original box in seemingly functional condition. With my social endeavors accounted for, it was time to head back to the farm to meet my brother, who seemed to have a few brave ideas of where we might explore next.“Remember the Sand Hill? There’s a back way into it now.”Of course I remembered the “Sand Hill”, as we called it. Effectively a small desert in the middle of nowhere, its sand said to have been left by the melting of glaciers at the end of the ice age (so the tale goes). Longer than a football field and fairly wide, countless summer days were spent wandering around this bizarre place, building sandcastles, digging holes, and just being kids. Thing was, at the time there were only a couple ways to gain access, and none of them were passable by road-going vehicle. From our side of the property, hopping a fence and cutting a path through the forest was the easiest route. In the winter, a narrow snowmobile trail entered through one neighbor’s corn field, and exited through another. It would seem that recently a neighbor decided that better access was required, and cut a clean trail on the far end to gain access through a section of unused cow pasture. I had faint reservations about driving into sand at all, but I had to see—I had to at least get to the cusp and assess the situation for myself.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos As stated, access to the area was pretty idiot-proof. Other than one moderately sized mud puddle, the GLC coasted over the field’s firm terrain, which was clearly unphased by the recent rains. A brief section of forest trail was as smooth and clear as promised—a welcome sight, as even the faintest risk of scratches or damage were grounds for turning around. Coming up over a final rise in the trail, there it was, just as I’d remembered it from all those years as a kid. Though relatively flat, there were at least a few rises and falls to the terrain, which once again required a quick walk of the surface to see what I was really up against. Unlike beach sand, the surface felt relatively firm, so with the thought of having a “running start” at any incline in the back of my mind, I had to give it the old college try.The only vague lesson I remembered as I entered the exotic landscape was one that served me well. Take off slowly, and come to a halt equally slowly, for risk of digging yourself into a rut. Oh, and also NEVER stop on a hill. Down the first dip. And up the first incline to the main section where things were more level, the GLC seemed to continually find some semblance of traction where none was thought to exist. Turning off the traction control (though it cannot be entirely turned off it seems), there was no escaping modest amounts of wheelspin as I plodded along the sand, though even at a very slow roll, there were never any real signs of struggle. Inching maneuvers executed as I positioned the GLC for photos were equally simple and problem-free. Even once I’d had my fill and decided to plot an exit, the little white Benz remained entirely unphased by the experience. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSGLCMercedes-BenzLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Having departed later than planned, the ongoing downpour was quickly hindering any motivation to take in any sort of sights and sounds, shy of the occasional rest-stop facilities.Weary of the unrelenting downpour, and with exhaustion setting in as the wee hours of the morning approached, I opted to pit stop for some much needed rest, hoping the following morning’s weather would prove more cooperative. As luck would have it, the balance of the journey would at least remain dry. Before long I was passing through Drummondville, the ever-growing industrial town of roughly 75,000 residents. Memories of driving into the town quickly flooded back from childhood, as did the memory of my first accident at the wheel which took place on Boulevard Saint-Joseph. Driving past the site, I remembered the crumpled front-end of the family’s ‘92 Accord, the trail of oil behind it, and most notably the large aluminum twin-arc lamp post that the Accord had managed to sever from its bolted base, leaving it strewn across the boulevard after bouncing off the car’s shockingly sturdy roof. I’ve remained shocked and disappointed that to this day, at 493,000kms the Accord’s demise came at the hand of my falling asleep behind the wheel (young, stupid, and 17) rather than mechanical implosion.RELATED “Stereotypically urban” is by no means a slight on Benz, but a simple reality of the entire luxe SUV category. Whether we’re talking the GLC, the BMW X3/X4/X5, or offerings from Audi, Porsche, or anyone else in the game, they just aren’t looked at – or driven – the same way one would similar vehicles from the aforementioned off-road savvy sect. Being handed the keys to the GLC 300 sporting all-season Pirelli Scorpion tires, the idea was not so foolish as to see if I could climb the backside of a mountain. I would head east, and see what sort of terrain I could cautiously roll into, with the intent of giving GLC owners and prospective owners a bit of additional reassurance that should they face the occasional logging road or other unpaved surface, that their urban grocery getter should be up to the task (at least in theory). First Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic CoupeGetting closer to the family farm, the telltale signs of late spring in rural Quebec were surfacing at every turn. Though the production season had just come to a close a week or two prior, the buckets hanging off every last suitably sized maple tree, and the vast web of plastic pipelines for the gathering of sap used for maple syrup production remained a telltale sign of the season. Finally arriving at the family farm by late morning, my father suggested we take a bit of an exploratory jaunt while the weather was on our side. Recent heavy rains during the maple production season meant that those conventional trails would be out-of-bounds for anything other than a tractor—the soft terrain had led the sap gathering tractor rig to cut tire tracks roughly a foot deep through the forest, meaning passage with any vehicle not sporting an aftermarket lift kit would not survive unharmed.Guided by my father’s 70+ years of wisdom, having lived in our little rural corner the entirety of his life, we set out for Chemin De La Riviere, a small partially paved track that runs alongside the St-Francis River—an offshoot from the St Lawrence via which settlers of the region traveled in the early 1500s (my personal ancestors included). Forced to double back due to a collapsed culvert that left a gap in the road roughly 12 feet deep and equally broad, our initial access to the riverbank seemed lost at first, until a relatively smooth field access presented itself. Walking the terrain as a precaution, we were effectively standing on a matted pile of reeds that last fall would have stood seven or eight feet tall. Though this created an oddly cushy surface, the seemed to be dense earth below the pile encouraging enough to attempt entry. Other than a mild decline rolling from the gravel road to the riverbank, the surface was generally flat, and the GLC made little if any fuss as I nudged my way around the terrain seeking the appropriate photo backdrop. Being somewhat limited to a blast radius of roughly 50 or 60 feet in any direction, I captured my desired shots, and rolled back up and onto the road. Score one for the GLC, as even the exit incline provided no challenge for its 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Aside from a serious desire to head back home for a similar experience in something more all-terrain friendly (Jeep or Ford Raptor perhaps?), the takeaway from this little adventure is simple. So long as you’re not on summer/performance tires, which would have instantly quashed any of my adventuring ambitions, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is entirely capable of serving duty elsewhere than just mild-mannered city streets. I haven’t been surprised by the capabilities of a new vehicle in quite some time, but this little jaunt sure surpassed any expectations. last_img read more

Still weeks away from publication of National Broadband Plan report

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest We’re still weeks away from getting a report that will decide if the National Broadband Plan process can go ahead.The Taoiseach has confirmed Peter Smyth’s report into how the tender for the roll-out of high speed broadband was run, isn’t expected for a number of weeks.The plan is already overdue for delivery and was expected at the start of November.Leo Varadkar says he’s hopeful it will be positive and the broadband plan can continue.But we won’t know whether the scandal that brought down Minister Denis Naughten will also stop the Broadband Plan, for a while yet:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/broadbghghjghjghjghand7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Still weeks away from publication of National Broadband Plan report Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBrexit transition period could be extended by two yearsNext articleCautious welcome to increase in respite services at Seaview House News Highland Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ By News Highland – November 19, 2018 last_img read more

Premium / Against the odds: FedEx – only one thing left to do

first_img << Go back Reset Reset Your Password Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 19/03/2021 LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here The FedEx Corp. headline story in the wake of fiscal third-quarter 2021 results released by the integrator yesterday after the US markets closed, unexpectedly pointed to an ‘unprecedented’ holiday shipping season, as CNBC reported.Which helped the bulls confirm their bullish stance.Among them, Goldman Sachs – incidentally advising XPO Logistics on its trucking/contract logistics break-up – is still predicting further upside for shareholders following another convincing trading update (we’ll get to it later on, briefly).What that means is simple.There remains a 22% ... Email* Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTERlast_img read more

Part 2: Brits picked among the greatest athletes

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Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Part 2: Brits picked among the greatest athletes ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Posted in Features, Top headlines In the latest SA Rugby magazine, we approached several experts to single out players they’d coached who were in a class of their own.Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen got his fellow coaches all nostalgic when he recently declared that league convert Sonny Bill Williams was the greatest athlete he had coached in a 24-year career which has taken in the sights of the Crusaders, Wales and the All Blacks, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA in the latest SA Rugby magazine.READ: What’s in our latest issue?Locals John Dobson, Nick Mallett, Brendan Venter and Paul Treu have also looked into the recesses of their minds for the one athlete who excited them above others in a working environment densely populated by athletes, and some couldn’t limit themselves to one …Brendan Venter (Former Saracens director of rugby)Years ago, when I was a young coach, I consulted on some defence sessions with the Cats, when Chester Williams was coaching them.I came back from Joburg and I told my wife I’d seen a super talented kid. I told her he could literally do anything, that she should have seen him tackle, should have seen his hands … he was fast, had good feet and was really good at everything. That kid was Schalk Brits.When I went to Saracens I asked if he’d be prepared to come with me and he is effectively the best signing ever in the English Premiership. Schalk is hands down the best rugby player-stroke-athlete I’ve ever coached. He’s strong, fast, agile, tough … you almost quantify an athlete by how fit they are, Schalk Brits was super fit.It’s rare that someone that explosive is actually very fit too. The perfect athlete is someone who’s explosive, has brilliant feet, is fast and is also very fit. Schalk’s skill set is not only that he can step off both feet and pass off both hands, it’s also that he’s such a good technical tackler.Schalk had strength too; he had to throw in the lineout, scrum in the scrum, tackle forwards and run like a back – it’s unfair to have someone that talented. He was such an amazing signing that the people who stayed there when I left got the same out of him. You get players like that, where coaches come and go, but you stay. Paul Treu (Former Blitzboks coach)The guys I’ll go with are Robert Ebersohn and Gio Aplon. With Rob I’d never seen anything like him in my career. The first time I saw him he was playing Craven Week and there I saw the qualities you look for as a sevens coach.You look at the explosiveness of the player, his in-contact work like the ability to steal ball, getting on the ground and off it quickly … he was so strong in his core and leg drive, his ability to maintain his feet in contact, his passing, his reading of the defence and the game in general … whatever he did – on or off the ball – he was a step ahead of his age group.What I’d never experienced was his professionalism when he came into our first meeting straight out of school. At the time we had a culture where the guys had to bring a notebook to the meeting, and when Robert attended for the first time not only did he have his book, he also had all our plays and every detail on what we were doing because he’d approached the senior players of his own initiative and asked them. He just came in and set a different kind of standard in an environment where we put a premium on learning and accelerating learning. Gio was a game-breaker, and sometimes with game-breakers it tends to be in one aspect of their game, like attack. Gio was an all-rounder: besides the attacking abilities we all know, like his elusiveness and agility, he was also equally equipped in his defence. So he had the holistic skills set of a unique player but his main attribute was ripping a defence to shreds. When we needed something to happen in tight games he was the guy who produced them. You just gave him the ball and he made something happen out of nothing, I still remember him stepping a sweeper after breaking the line and leaving him on his knees (laughs) …  1291  56 Post by Craig Lewis ‘last_img read more

Call for Project Proposals Focused on Safeguarding Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans 2020

first_imgCall for Project Proposals Focused on Safeguarding Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans 2020 +1 Pocket Tweet Deadline: 7-14 October 2020 (depending of the country)Open to: CSOs operating in the fields of media, education, human rights, or gender equalityBenefits: fully- fundedDescriptionSEENPM member organisations seek project proposals aimed at strengthening capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to help safeguard media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans.This call for proposals is part of  Resilience: Civil Society for Media Free of Hate and Disinformation, a regional project supported by the European Union and implemented in the Western Balkans and Turkey.The call is for CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia operating in the fields of media, education, human rights, or gender equality.  Applications from partnerships of CSOs (all from the country in which the proposed project would take place) are strongly encouraged. The duration of proposed projects must be between 9 and 18 months. Project activities should be primarily focused on small towns and rural areas.EligibilityCalls for proposals in national languages, as well as guidelines for applicants and application forms are available on the websites of the Resilience project partners on the following links:Albania: Albanian Media InstituteBosnia and Herzegovina: Mediacentar SarajevoNorth Macedonia: Macedonian Institute for Media Montenegro: Montenegrin Media InstituteSerbia: Novi Sad School of JournalismBenefitsThe call is for CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia operating in the fields of media, education, human rights, or gender equality.  Applications from partnerships of CSOs (all from the country in which the proposed project would take place) are strongly encouraged.In each country, the budget available for grants totals EUR 36,000. Requested grants must be between EUR 3,000 and 9,000. Co-financing is not required.How to apply? For more information and to apply, please visit this official website. ← Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship Application Share 0 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Reddit The Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 17th International Youth Conference -2019 October 1, 2020 Published by sihana UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition →last_img read more