Whitehall’s top mandarins are demanding a pay-rise because of Brexit

by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Sad Family NewsPensAndPatronAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped Speed Whitehall’s top mandarins are demanding a pay-rise because of Brexit Mark Sands Civil servants have been among the public sector workers subject to pay restraints and the FDA argues that Whitehall staff are facing extra pressure to implement Brexit while also facing reduced numbers.Read More: Whitehall needs to get its Brexit act togetherFDA general secretary Dave Penman said: “To quote one member, ‘…the country needs a civil service that is optimistic, energised, proud, confident and ambitious – what we have is a senior civil service that is thoroughly dispirited and demotivated’.”Some haven’t seen a pay rise in a decade, all have seen their pay cut in real terms by around a quarter. The strain of the pay freeze and staff reductions is taking its toll.”He added: “This chancellor needs to take a more realistic position and heed the FDA’s call for real investment in the [senior civil service], not a never ending series of temporary fixes dreamt up on the hoof that end up being a costing the public more than before the pay restraint began.” A union representing top civil servants has written to the government to demand pay rises because of the pressures of Brexit.In evidence submitted to the Senior Salaries Review Body, which advises the government on pay for public sector workers, the FDA has warned 94 per cent of senior civil servants believe the current pay regime “is not fit for purpose”. whatsapp Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Thursday 5 January 2017 6:11 pm Read More: Conservative MP attacks culture of Whitehall leaksThe FDA represents 18,000 senior civil servants, diplomats, policy advisors and other public sector groups.The SSRB’s recommendations on pay, and the government’s response, are expected to be published in April. read more

Booze brand Pernod Ricard set to toast full-year profit growth

first_img whatsapp For the first nine months of the year sales grew 1.7 per cent to €6.9bn, with modest growth in Europe and the USA.  The upbeat forecast marks a turnaround for the company, which had posted declines in sales in the first and second quarter. whatsapp Pernod Ricard today said it forecast strong profit growth for the full year after cashing in on boosted demand for its drinks in the third quarter. Chairman and chief executive Alexandre Ricard hailed an “excellent” third quarter for the company. “This confirms the strength of our business, with strong dynamism of our domestic must-win markets and good resilience throughout.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyDad Patrol20 Photos That Will Open Your MindDad Patrol Pernod Ricard, which is the world’s second largest spirits group after Diageo, forecast a 10 per cent rise in profit for the full-year. Pernod Ricard owns booze brands including Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin Also Read: Booze brand Pernod Ricard set to toast full-year profit growth A decline in sales due to venue closures was partially offset by consumers splurging on Scotch and cocktail favourites such as Malibu rum, Kahlua and tequila.center_img James Warrington The French booze group, which owns brands including Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin, posted sales of €1.9bn (£1.6bn) in the three months to the end of March, up 19 per cent year on year and ahead of forecasts. Thursday 22 April 2021 7:31 am Pernod Ricard owns booze brands including Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin Also Read: Booze brand Pernod Ricard set to toast full-year profit growth It said sales would accelerate in the fourth quarter thanks to the gradual reopening of restaurants and bars worldwide, though it warned its travel sales would remain subdued due to Covid restrictions. However, the group’s biggest growth came from China, where sales surged 34 per cent in the first nine months. Share Booze brand Pernod Ricard set to toast full-year profit growth Pernod Ricard owns booze brands including Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Cumming defends fund-fee research

first_imgCI to introduce automatic preferred-pricing programs Investor submissions to proposed DSC ban reveal anger, frustration Discount brokers face trailer-fee class action Cumming’s letter responds to a report that was published by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in June. That report includes comments on Cumming’s CSA paper, which was published in 2015. The PwC paper was commissioned by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), which opposes a possible ban on trailer fees to address regulators’ concerns that they create conflicts of interest, distort markets, and affect investors negatively. Read: IFIC proposes various measures instead of a ban on embedded fees The PwC paper echoes the industry’s position, concluding, among other things, that “there is no significant evidence that embedded commissions in Canada have been leading to conflicts of interest influencing financial advisors’ behavior.” It adds that a ban would have other effects, such as reducing access to advice and the paper includes critiques of Cumming’s research from a handful of academics. In his letter, Cumming responds to various academic questions involving the details of his research methodology, noting that he has updated the paper in response to some of the feedback that it has received over the past couple of years, but that he has not issued a new version of the paper “because none of the main conclusions … have changed.” Specifically, Cumming notes that various methodological tweaks, or additional robustness tests, do not alter the conclusions that “trailer fees raise the flow-performance intercept, lower the flow-performance slope, and are associated with worse performance over time.” The letter also takes issue with IFIC’s use of the term “peer review” to describe the critiques of Cumming’s work that are included in the IFIC-commissioned PwC paper. “This label of ‘peer review’ is grossly misleading, as these reviews are ‘paid reviews’ paid for by IFIC to further their lobbyist efforts,” Cumming states. The comment period on a proposed trailer fee ban closed earlier this year, and the CSA is continuing to consult on whether to proceed with a ban. Photo copyright: phloxii/123RF Douglas Cumming, the York University business professor who produced a critical research study for the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on the impact of fund fee structures, is defending his work — and its fundamental conclusion that trailer fees have a negative impact on investment performance — in a letter to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). James Langton Related news Proposed class action against Mackenzie seeks $175 million in damages Keywords Embedded commissions Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Business confidence drops in Colorado, though remains positive

first_img Published: July 2, 2018 • By Andrew Sorensen Colorado business leaders are losing some optimism about the economy for the rest of 2018. The latest Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released by the Leeds Business Research Division remains in positive territory, but optimism slipped for the national economy, industry sales, industry profits, industry hiring and capital expenditures looking to the third and fourth quarters.Panelists are, however, growing more positive about the Colorado economy, marking the third consecutive quarter of LBCI growth at the state level.“The most recent data for Colorado, May over May, has 2.7 percent employment growth. So very strong growth and the survey reflects that,” said BRD Executive Director Richard Wobbekind. “Business leaders are seeing the strength of the economy, the growth in personal income, the growth in state output and they are reflecting that going forward.”The Leeds Business Confidence Index measures Colorado business leaders’ optimism in six components: the state economy, the national economy, industry sales, industry profits, industry hiring and capital expenditures.Key takeaways Colorado business leaders are slightly less confident in the economy overall than they were last quarter, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index.They continue to grow more confident about the state economy.Confidence remains positive across the board.Read the complete report.Learn more about the Business Research Division.Capital expenditures saw the sharpest drop (roughly six percent), with more panelists saying they expect a moderate decrease in spending in the third and fourth quarters (10.4 percent and 17.9 percent, respectively). Most panelists said they expect no change in spending (more than 46 percent ahead of the third quarter).“The less-bullish capital spending expectations could reflect some of the economic headwinds identified by panelists, including higher interest rates and trade concerns,” said Wobbekind.Panelists cited concerns over labor shortages, affordable housing and trade policy as the top headwinds they anticipate facing going into the second half of 2018.The primary concern, Wobbekind said, may be less about specific policy decisions, and more about uncertainty.“They really want those policies clarified so they can make a decision based on reality,” said Wobbekind.Categories:Business & EntrepreneurshipNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Play Time – Lucy Doesn’t Fly Here Any More

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsPlay Time – Lucy Doesn’t Fly Here Any More Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedNewsplay timePlay Time – Lucy Doesn’t Fly Here Any MoreCynthia Citron2 years agoNatalie Portmanspace flightTags (LuLucythe beatles By Cynthia CitronAnyone who was a Beatles fan back in the day (and who on earth wasn’t?) will recall immediately where Lucy was and what she had with her. She was in the sky. With diamonds.In an intriguing new film called “Lucy in the Sky” co-writer and director Noah Hawley posits what the rest of Lucy’s life might have been like when she returned to earth after 10 days of flying among the twinkling diamonds of outer space.In this film Lucy is an astronaut who makes her first extraterrestrial voyage and is forever changed by the experience. It’s a science fiction story, after all. And the beautiful Natalie Portman is as glittering as the distant stars.As the film opens she is returning to the test lab after having spent time floating in the air outside. The film goes on to show her undergoing a mind-boggling series of tests that will prepare her for the vicissitudes—and the potential accidents—that she might encounter on the flight.Never having been an astronaut myself, I was fascinated and impressed by the preparations for the trip. And for the emotional confusion that enveloped Lucy after she returned. But other critics who obviously know more about the subject than I, thought the film was “a critical mess” and Rotten Tomatoes rated it at 23%.Rather than having ingested some sort of cosmic energy that distanced her from her family and her earthly life, Lucy should have returned with “a greater appreciation for people, nature, and our tiny place in the universe,” according to retired astronaut Marsha Ivins, who made the outer space trip five times. She vehemently denied “the longstanding idea that says astronauts begin to lose their grip on reality after being in space for an extended period of time.”Lucy, however, caught up in the dreariness of her every-day life, suddenly loses interest in her kind, supportive husband (Dan Stevens), who is sweet, but boring. She also has the burden of responsibility for her feisty dying grandmother (Ellyn Burstyn) and a superbly aware teenage niece (Pearl Amanda Dickson) who follows her around like a detached conscience.Breaking away from her familiars, Lucy turns in her aloneness to a fellow astronaut (John Hamm) who shares her enthusiasm for their chosen work. But after their brief, torrid affair he moves on to another astronaut who is training for her first flight.At this point Lucy becomes detached from everything and exists only to exercise and train in preparation for her anticipated next flight. But as she becomes more and more disoriented her erratic behavior becomes a worry to her colleagues and bosses and they try to steer her into places where she might get some emotional and psychological relief. She resists their concern as she continues her lonely slide into oblivion. And her scenes of desperation at the end of the film reminded me of the anguished performance of Julianne Moore as she sank into Alzheimer’s at the end of “Still Alice.”Despite the fact that the critics panned “Lucy in the Sky” for its plot dysfunctions and the fact that it ran too long, I thought it was beautiful to watch. The endless blackness of space, and Natalie Portman and John Hamm made the film a real treat for the eyes. Or mine, at least.The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, is currently being screened at various Laemmle Theaters around L.A.Tags :Natalie Portmanspace flightTags (LuLucythe beatlesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentScrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schoolsPolice investigate gang shooting at the PierYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Qualcomm, Vivo claim 5G device breakthrough

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Qualcomm, Vivo claim 5G device breakthrough Author Qualcomm and Vivo integrated 28GHz antenna arrays alongside sub-6GHz technology in a single form factor, marking what the pair called a critical milestone in 5G device design.In a blog post, Qualcomm Technologies VP of engineering Allen Tran said the achievement is significant because mmWave technology presents a number of new challenges for RF designers. Unlike sub-6GHz spectrum, which uses “single-element, low-gain, omni-directional antennas”, he explained mmWave requires “a narrow-beam, high-gain” system with multiple antenna elements.While sub-6GHz frequencies will be key for broad network coverage, mmWave spectrum will also be necessary to supply the massive bandwidth which will allow 5G networks to deliver peak speeds up to 20-times faster than today’s 4G speeds.Tran said the companies spent months perfecting a design which allowed the two technologies to coexist in one device. He added the pair verified the model with a series of performance tests designed to check for interference and attenuation.Huan-Chu Huang, Vivo’s antenna technical director, said in a statement the breakthrough “will contribute to creating optimal devices for end users”.“After this successful completion of 5G mmWave antenna design and measurement based on a Vivo commercial form factor, consumers will soon see the next round of new device designs offering superior performance benefits and a taste of the next generation mobile experience.”The Chinese smartphone vendor was one of 19 OEMs that pledged earlier this year to use Qualcomm’s X50 mmWave modem for 5G New Radio product launches starting in 2019. Previous ArticleAT&T closes in on service revenue growthNext ArticleBlog: Can Myanmar support 5 wireless players? Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Apple faces 5G modem wait China smartphone shipments recovering from Covid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 JUN 2018 center_img Devices Diana Goovaerts Tags Realme pushes low-end 5G with Narzo Related 5GdevicesmmWaveQualcommVivolast_img read more

Mobile Mix: Out with the old, in with the new

first_imgPowered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareFilming of this week’s episode didn’t quite go according to plan. But Justin and Diana still managed to report on how Covid-19 has changed the mobile phone shopping experience, as Europe and the US reopen stores. Plus Kavit has all the week’s news headlines. Subscribe to our daily newsletter UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Previous ArticleMicrosoft head calls for scrutiny of app marketsNext ArticleDigicel gets green light for debt cut plan Play Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 JUN 2020 UnavailableUnavailable Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video HomeFeatured Content Mobile Mix: Out with the old, in with the newlast_img read more

New clubs, same McIlroy (67) in S. Africa

first_imgJOHANNESBURG – Rory McIlroy made an impressive start to 2017 with a new set of clubs, shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round at the SA Open on Thursday. Making his first appearance at the tournament since 2008, McIlroy rolled in seven birdies – including four straight from Nos. 14-17 after starting at the 10th – to put himself a shot off the lead held by Trevor Fisher Jr. after the morning starters. With Nike announcing last year it would no longer be making golf clubs and balls, the second-ranked McIlroy has been testing out new woods, irons and a putter from other manufacturers and said his new bag ”is working pretty well.” ”I’m sure as I get accustomed to them – I mean, it’s nice to play my first competitive round and play like this – I’ll get even more dialed in, and chop and change a little bit,” McIlroy said. The Northern Irishman is the standout player in Johannesburg this week, making an earlier-than-usual start to his golfing year as a favor to Ernie Els, the South African great and the host of the SA Open. The galleries were drawn to McIlroy despite his early tee time of 7:10 a.m. local time, and he responded with an adventurous round that included a 392-yard drive on the first hole, drawing gasps from spectators. Full-field scores from the BMW South African Open A 20-foot putt on No. 17 completed his four-hole run of birdies before McIlroy rolled in an 8-footer on No. 2 to move to 5 under. Poor approach shots led to bogeys on the fourth and fifth, but he replied with a tee shot on the par-3 sixth that stopped on the slope in the middle of the green and rolled back down to two feet, for a tap-in birdie. He was in the rough on his final three holes but scrambled to par Nos. 7 and 9 and made a birdie on No. 8. ”I gave myself chances, felt I missed a few but I played well,” McIlroy said. ”It was a bit adventurous on the back nine, scrambled a bit and did my bit to salvage a few holes.” South African players have won 13 of the last 19 editions of the SA Open, and three of the top four among the early starters were home players. Fisher Jr., also starting at No. 10, made seven birdies in eight holes from the 12th to the first and parred his way home for a 66. Thomas Aiken and Dean Burmester were alongside McIlroy after 67s. Els and defending champion Brandon Stone started with 74s.last_img read more

Man jailed for 22 months and disqualified for 25 years for dangerous driving offences

first_img Pinterest Facebook News Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Google+ Man jailed for 22 months and disqualified for 25 years for dangerous driving offences Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 2, 2010 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest A man has been imprisoned for 22 months and disqualified for 25 years for dangerous driving offences.24-year-old Kevin Dunleavy from Kerrykeel pleaded guilty to eight counts of dangerous driving July and August.Judge Séamus Hughes in the district court remarked that Kevin Dunleavy had the “most auspicious number of previous convictions he had ever seen before him”.And he called Dunleavy’s record “appalling” and he said it was lucky that he didn’t kill a family in a car.Garda Mark Gannon said he saw Dunleavy driving in Carrigart on July 1st. Gardaí pursued Dunleavy, who was travelling at 120 km/h.Dunleavy took two turns on the wrong side of the road and failed to stop at a stop sign.Gardaí pursued him across eight townlands before stopping because it was too dangerous.On August 12th, gardaí came across the car again. Dunleavy took off, breaking the speed limit and taking bends on the wrong side of the road.Dunleavy approached a Y-junction where he took a sharp handbrake turn, skidding on to the other side of the road.Bail was fixed at €1,000. Judge Hughes said if he could have sentenced him to 10 years he would have. WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Previous articleMan convicted of robbing Donegal head shopNext articleTwo brothers and their cousin have been fined a total of €6,000 for a burglary News Highland last_img read more

Donegal Greens call for radical rethink on transport

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Donegal Greens call for radical rethink on transport Google+ By News Highland – February 3, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Previous articleMinor crash causing delays in LetterkennyNext articleUpdate: Man, 30s, dies in early morning crash in Inishowen News Highland WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford The Green Party Donegal Election Candidate is calling for massive investment in Donegal’s transport infrastructure. The Green Party’s Transport Policy for the county includes introducing free travel for all students, restoring rail connections to Sligo and Derry and allocating 20% of the national transport budget to the North West.This would mean big investments in new bus routes, redesigning how transport works in Letterkenny and other urban centres, and focusing in particular on how rural transport can be transformed.Michael White says Donegal is effectively shut off from public transport this needs to change:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/whitetrdfgdfgdfgansport.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more