London’s most famous plumber Charlie Mullins: Bring on vaccine passport or pay 100 quid for a burger

first_imgDuring a recent press conference, the Prime Minister endorsed the idea of a vaccine passport as “a sensible one” before government documents later supported Boris Johnson’s assertion that they “could play a role in reducing social-distancing requirements”. London’s most famous plumber Charlie Mullins: Bring on vaccine passport or pay 100 quid for a burger Share Michiel Willems But the announcement has created a fiery political debate, with Labour fiercely opposing the introduction of a vaccine passport. Gap between rich and poor whatsapp “People are starting to come around to the idea that things have changed and the fastest and best way of getting things moving again is to temporarily get behind the idea of vaccine passports or digital certification for the good of all,” he concluded. Charlie Mullins (Source: AP) Charlie Mullins (Source: AP) Also Read: London’s most famous plumber Charlie Mullins: Bring on vaccine passport or pay 100 quid for a burger “I get it that there are people who don’t like vaccines, but they’re the only weapon we have, and we must use them to their full effect to re-start our society and economy,” Mullins told City A.M. today. whatsapp “There is no financial barrier stopping people from being vaccinated, but if businesses are forced to open with restricted capacity due to Covid distancing rules then prices will rise, especially eating out and entertainment.” Civil rights groups, politicians and some business owners have argued that vaccine passports in post-Covid UK would divide the population into the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’, with the result that the unvaccinated would be ostracised to the fringes of society. Wednesday 14 April 2021 10:07 am The Covid pandemic has increased the gap between rich and poor, Mullins continued, “and not using vaccine passports to allow businesses to re-open and run at something close to full capacity will only make that worse,” he said. “So, as far as I can see, it’s a case of carry a card, or digital pass, or face losing thousands of restaurants, or pay 100 quid for a burger and chips.” However, Pimlico Plumbers founder and CEO Charlie Mullins, London’s best known plumber, thinks the idea that a vaccine passport would create a two-tier society “completely illogical,” given that the government has already vaccinated more than 30m people, and plans to offer all adults a jab by the end of July were on target. Charlie Mullins (Source: AP) Also Read: London’s most famous plumber Charlie Mullins: Bring on vaccine passport or pay 100 quid for a burger Charlie Mullins (Source: AP) Also Read: London’s most famous plumber Charlie Mullins: Bring on vaccine passport or pay 100 quid for a burger Mullins stressed “it’s time to face the facts, desperate times call for desperate measures.” Show Comments ▼ “If we let this happen now, that really would really make for a two-tiered world of the old fashion type, based on how much money people have,” Mullins said. Tags: Coronavirus Pimlico Plumberslast_img read more

Quick Take: Zero Dark Thirty

first_imgFilmUncategorizedQuick Take: Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow’s best movie and the best-directed film of 2012By Steve Erickson – March 26, 2013546ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFrom its opening moments, during which we hear a real-life recording of a call made from one of the burning Twin Towers on 9/11, Kathryn Bigelow’s film chronicles the pursuit and capture of Osama bin Laden with all the unwavering dispassion of history and the steely resolve of Jessica Chastain’s CIA agent, who leads the hunt. As masterly as it is controversial, this is Bigelow’s best movie and the best-directed film of 2012. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $31) TAGSJessica ChastainKathryn BigelowL.A CultureSonyZero Dark ThirtyPrevious articleEssential T: Tamales de Arroz in MacArthur ParkNext articleQ&A: Sonoko Sakai of Common GrainsSteve Erickson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Best Movies and TV Shows of the 2010s Captured a World Threatening to Fall ApartSome in Hollywood Still Don’t Believe North Korea Was Behind the Massive Sony Hack of 2014The Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting Eventslast_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: When the going gets tough, JB Hunt delivers – out of deep value territory now?

first_img Email* Reset Your Password Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER 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 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here By Alessandro Pasetti 16/07/2019 << Go back LOGIN Email* JB Hunt is one of the most well-run logistics companies I have covered during the years, and its latest trading update released on Monday unequivocally proves that when the going gets tough, its management team are always ready to deliver the goods while properly managing expectations.The headline story – JB Hunt missed Q2 bottom-line estimates, reported by Seeking Alpha (it was later amended) – did little to change my upbeat take on its prospects, which were confirmed short term in after-hour trade by ... Reset Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

News / Container spot rates hold steady, fuelling new hopes for a peak season after all

first_img Container freight rates between Asia and Europe are holding firm, thanks to a demand spike and renewed hope of a peak season on the route.The hopes stem from the unlocking of Covid-19 restrictions in Europe, boosting retail sales predictions.The North European component of today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) ticked up 1.3% to $886 per teu, which is an impressive 24% higher than for the same week of last year.For Mediterranean ports, there was a 0.5% decline to $949, however this still represents a massive 30% improvement on this week in 2019.Meanwhile, Asia-Europe carriers seem divided on the trajectory of the demand recovery on the tradelane, with Ocean Alliance members appearing more optimistic than their rivals.According to eeSea data, both the 2M and THE alliances have announced capacity reductions of 20-25% in the third quarter, whereas the Ocean Alliance has so far only blanked around 4% of its capacity on the route through to October.When the 2M and THEA announced their aggressive headhaul capacity reductions two weeks ago to include the traditional peak season, it was widely expected that the Ocean Alliance would follow a similar strategy.However, The Loadstar was told yesterday by an Ocean Alliance carrier source that there were still “no Asia-Europe capacity reduction advisories in the pipeline”.Moreover, Ocean Alliance lead line CMA CGM this week announced a peak season surcharge (PSS) of $200 per teu from 1 July, which it said would be “applied to monthly, quarterly and long-term deals”.Flexport’s head of ocean freight EMEA, Martin Holst-Mikkelsen, told The Loadstar today that overall demand on the route remained “very healthy” ,with “high utilisation levels in most services ex Asia”.He added: “We see this situation continuing for at least the coming two weeks.”He said that, notwithstanding that carriers remained “willing to take actions in the short-term if demand declines”, it was also “worth noting that discussions about continued blanking are posing a challenge within the different alliances, given that rates remain at a very healthy level”.On the transpacific, after a near 100% spike in spot rates from Asia to the US west coast since the beginning of June, the SCFI recorded an easing of 3.1% this week for US west coast rates to $2,669 per 40ft, which is, nevertheless, 93% higher than for the same time last year. For east coast ports, the SCFI recorded a further 1% uplift in spot rates, to $3,288 per 40ft – some 37% higher than a year ago.Unsurprisingly, with demand high and freight rates soaring, carriers have rushed to reinsert blanked sailings to capitalise on the more favourable market conditions. Freightos CMO Ethan Buchman said the rate spikes in June were “remarkable”.“The fact that two waves of increases could take hold this month, with shutdowns and much of the world entering or in a recession highlights how unprecedented the current situation is and how much uncertainty there is in the market.”Nevertheless, Mr Buchman said, there was a reluctance to “call this the start of a sustained rebound, with indications that consumer spending will not come roaring back any time soon”. ID 165770635 © Miraswonderland | By Mike Wackett 19/06/2020last_img read more

Most people pay less than $5 per month for the drug. But some pay $11,002

first_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. A version of this story first appeared in D.C. Diagnosis, STAT’s weekly newsletter about the politics and policy of health and medicine. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox.WASHINGTON — “Most* patients pay between $0 and $5 per month” for Janssen’s drug Stelara, the chart proclaims. By Nicholas Florko April 17, 2019 Reprints STAT Nicholas Florko GET STARTED Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” [email protected] @NicholasFlorko center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? About the Author Reprints What is it? Most people pay less than $5 per month for the drug. But some pay $11,002 Politics Log In | Learn More Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+websitelast_img read more

MFDA begins sketching map to new SRO

first_img Keywords Self-regulatory organizations,  Regulatory reformCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators, Mutual Fund Dealers Association, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Horn speaker for public relations sign symbol, vintage color - sun with blue sky 123RF The ongoing battle over the future of self-regulation escalated on Tuesday when the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) announced that it is developing a plan for implementing its proposed vision for a new SRO.Last year, the MFDA published a paper setting out its proposed model for a new SRO that would oversee all registered firms, including exempt market dealers (EMDs) and portfolio managers, alongside fund dealers and investment dealers, while hiving off the responsibility of market regulation to the provincial securities regulators. Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton MFDA seeks to speed up account transfers OSC seeks market structure expertise Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news The MFDA proposal came amid a review of the SRO structure that’s being undertaken by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce has also recommended reforming self-regulation by merging the MFDA with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the short-term, with the ultimate goal of expanding oversight to other registration categories over time.The MFDA is now pushing ahead with the development of an “implementation roadmap” for its preferred model, which, it argued, is closely aligned with the recommendations of the Ontario task force.“The task force’s recommendations to create a new single SRO to oversee all advisory firms, with a strengthened accountability framework, including its governance recommendation to include CSA nominees on the new SRO board, are very much aligned with the MFDA’s proposals,” the MFDA said in a notice.In the meantime, the CSA is continuing to review the comments it received on its consultation on SRO reform, and has indicated that it will publish its conclusions later this year.“The roadmap is intended to support the ongoing consultations on fundamental reform of securities industry self-regulation currently being conducted under the leadership and direction of the CSA,” the MFDA said in a release.“Our goal is to empower and assist all stakeholders — investors, industry, regulators and governments — in envisioning a clear path toward a new SRO driven first and foremost by the public interest, and underpinned by sound governance, industry expertise and responsiveness to investor and market needs,” said Mark Gordon, president and CEO of the MFDA. “A clear implementation roadmap, which enables everyone to visualize how such change can be achieved, is a critical step in this effort.”Notwithstanding the MFDA’s efforts, IIROC has advocated for a straightforward merger of the two existing SROs. Trade groups for the EMD sector and portfolio managers have opposed being drawn into an SRO altogether.last_img read more

Experts Contracted to Probe July 15 Blackout to Arrive Next Week

first_imgRelatedExperts Contracted to Probe July 15 Blackout to Arrive Next Week RelatedExperts Contracted to Probe July 15 Blackout to Arrive Next Week RelatedExperts Contracted to Probe July 15 Blackout to Arrive Next Week Experts Contracted to Probe July 15 Blackout to Arrive Next Week UncategorizedAugust 1, 2006center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The government has concluded arrangements to host a team of experts from Canada, who will conduct investigations into the power outage that plunged the island into darkness on July 15.Information and Development Minister, Senator Colin Campbell, who made the announcement at yesterday’s (July 31) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that the five-member team would arrive in the island next week and their investigations would cover the regulatory operations as well as the administration processes of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). “The preliminary schedule envisages that the enquiry will begin with the technical and engineering causes and issues, following which attention will be shifted to the administrative, managerial and regulatory aspects of the enquiry,” he told journalists.Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce Minister, Phillip Paulwell at the request of Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, had asked the JPS to provide an urgent explanation as to the reason for the blackout.Not happy with the report made to the government by the management of the JPS, the Prime Minister further instructed Minister Paulwell to secure the services of the Canadian experts to conduct an independent investigation.At a post-Cabinet press briefing on July 17, Minister Campbell said that, “the Prime Minister insists that the country cannot be comfortable unless we know the specific reasons for the outage as this matter has serious national security and national defence consequences”.The investigative team will be comprised of members of a United States-Canada task force, which investigated a similar power outage in the New York/Ontario border region in August 2003, said to one of the biggest blackouts in North American history.last_img read more

Mental Health Training Bolsters Support For Workers

first_imgMental Health Training Bolsters Support For Workers VIC PremierMore than 160 Victorian business chambers and local councils have led from the front during a tough year, signing up for specialist mental health training so they can better help small businesses.Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today encouraged other business chambers and councils to access the free training program facilitated by St John Ambulance, which provides accredited training to swiftly boost mental health capabilities within local business communities.The St John training program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $26 million Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Victorian Business program launched in August. Some 129 participants have completed the training and 39 more have been accepted to attend sessions.This program is designed to build capability within local business networks to help them cope with wellbeing or mental health challenges, and provides a nationally recognised qualification in mental health first response.Further mental health support is available for small business owners seven days a the week through the Partners in Wellbeing helpline (1300 375 330). This free, confidential service also includes immediate access to financial counsellors.Expressions of interest for the St John Ambulance training program close this Friday – 18 December. Go to to find out more.As stated by Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford“It’s fantastic that so many business chambers and councils have taken up the St Johns training – it’s recognition that business leaders take mental health seriously.”“There’s still time for more organisations to get involved so that staff can be best placed to deal with issues that arise in their local communities.”As stated by St John Ambulance Victoria chief executive Gordon Botwright“Mental health awareness has never been more important – that’s why we’re proud to support this mental health and wellbeing initiative with training that will back businesses, their staff and wider communities.”As stated by Committee for Gippsland chief executive Jane Oakley“I highly recommend the St John Ambulance program.”“Before doing the training, I didn’t feel equipped to have a real conversation about someone’s mental wellbeing, but it has empowered me and confirmed it’s okay to discuss mental illness with people who you suspect might be doing it tough.” /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:Ambulance, Ambulance Victoria, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, business, counsellors, deal, gordon, Government, health, local council, mental, mental health, Minister, Small Business, small business owner, Victorialast_img read more

2018 Luxury & Supercar Weekend

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Pfaff Auto’s Chris Green gases up a Pagani Huayra. The Huayra BC, a $4.5 million hypercar, makes its Canadian public debut at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend.  Submitted VANCOUVER — The kids are back to school, the traffic chaos has returned to Metro Vancouver streets and Canucks’ training camp is just around the corner.All of which means its also time for the city’s annual over-the-top car show at VanDusen Botanical Garden. And the 2018 edition of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend will not disappoint, with a combined value of more than a quarter-billion dollars of metal, carbon fibre and leather treasures scattered across 17 acres of verdant lawn.“As the country’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event, Luxury & Supercar Weekend attracts exhibitors and visitors from across the world,” says show president Craig Stowe. “Over the past nine years, we’ve become a signature destination event that attracts those that share a passion for luxury goods and supercars.” RELATED TAGSSupercarLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSupercarsVancouver The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever This year’s stunning showcase of the luxury lifestyle features a couple of Canadian firsts, including the public launch of the $4.5-million Pagani Huayra BC hyper car and the only Canadian stop on the world tour of the first Porsche ever built, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster in celebration of the marque’s 70th anniversary. There’s also the Western Canadian debut of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the automaker’s first-ever foray in the SUV segment, a Singer Porsche Williams DLS worth $2.2 million, a Ferrari Portofino and the all-new 2019 BMW M850i Coupe. Other invited manufacturers include Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche, Range Rover, Jaguar, Cadillac, Acura NSX and Karma, Singer Porsche.Speaking of Lamborghini, what is surely the most powerful, and is certainly the most modified 2018 Huracan Performante on the planet will be at the show. Vancouver tech entrepreneur Kevin Gordon has spent considerable money and time in creating this super supercar, and to fully appreciate it is to see it in the flesh (which is completely carbon fibre).In the first few years of the show it was just about the new, shiny stuff, but an evolution took hold and over the past few years a fantastic Concours collector vehicle tribute display has been cultivated. This year is no exception and will include the 40th anniversary of the Defender, the Dino Ferrari, and what show organizer call the ‘world’s finest collection of Vipers.’Another somewhat new aspect of the show is the luxury and supercar auction, which takes place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and will see $10 million worth of vehicles cross the floor under the professional guidance of ADESA auctions.On Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Steinway’s “Concert in the Garden” will feature the winner of the Steinway Piano Competition and Steinway Young Artist Club. There are also daily high-fashion runway shows (12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.) presented by Oakridge Centre with brands by Blubird, Hugo Boss, Harry Rosen, Boys’ Co and Stuart Weitzman.And finally, there’s an expanded section that includes pop-up bars, food tents and full access to purveyors of fine watches, luxury pianos, boats and luxury goods.The recently departed Robin Leach would feel right at home.IF YOU GOWHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.WHERE: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 37th Ave. & Oak St., VancouverADMISSION (one day): VIP site-wide admission (19+) $125; VIP site-wide admission aged 6 to 18 years: $75. 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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” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Vancouver hot shoe Scott Hargrove strikes a pose with some friends on the lawn. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2As part of the automaker’s 70th anniversary celebrations, Porsche is sending the 356 #001 show car around the world, including a stop at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Botanical Garden.Submitted Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The ‘Luxury’ element of the weekend includes some very high-end jeweller displays.Jenelle Schneider/PNG Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2This lovely collection of MGAs from a past show underscores that there’s something for all tastes at the weekend event.PNG Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the first-ever SUV from the legendary automaker, makes its Western Canadian debut at the show.Rolls-Royce Motor Cars We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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Kelly Fox named CU Boulder executive vice chancellor and COO

first_imgCategories:AdministrationCampus Community Chancellor Phil DiStefano announced today that he has promoted Kelly Fox to executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer.In a message to campus leadership, DiStefano noted that the promotion is in recognition of the broad nature of Fox’s portfolio, which includes oversight of the university’s organizational, finance, and business strategy; budget and capital planning process; human resources, enrollment management, infrastructure, and information technology organizations; strategic relations and communications; compliance, safety, and institutional equity functions; and includes the operational management of athletics.Fox joined CU Boulder as senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer in July 2012, after serving as vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Colorado system administration. Prior to that position, she served as system budget director from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was director of policy, planning and analysis at the Colorado School of Mines and held budget, policy and planning posts with the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the National Conference of State Legislatures.“As a partner to Provost Russ Moore and a senior advisor to me, Kelly uses a strategic and collaborative approach to support and advance our teaching, service and research missions,” said DiStefano. “Her leadership in these areas has advanced CU Boulder’s strategic imperatives to lead, innovate and be impactful in unprecedented ways, setting CU Boulder apart among its peers.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Aug. 20, 2019 last_img read more