Heathrow cancels more flights as persistent freezing fog causes travel disruption for the second day

Tuesday 24 January 2017 7:49 am whatsapp whatsapp Heathrow cancels more flights as persistent freezing fog causes travel disruption for the second day Rebecca Smith Today the fog reduced visibility at the airport, which warned passengers to expect disruption throughout the day.Read more: Heathrow havoc: Freezing fog causes flight cancellations at London airportsFog across London is expected to cause disruption to flights at Heathrow today. Please check with your airline prior to travelling. pic.twitter.com/kaTMbVnYSm— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) January 24, 2017It has advised passengers to check the status of their flights before setting out. [email protected] now fly from our North Terminal. Extra staff will be on hand to help you around the airport today. pic.twitter.com/SQ4MrXHdlw— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) January 24, 2017 Persistent freezing fog has meant the cancellation of another 100 flights at Heathrow Airport for the second day on the trot.The Met Office issued a yellow fog warning for the majority of southern England last night, advising people to be aware. Share London City said visibility had improved, but with forecasts showing more fog later, passengers should keep an eye on airline information if travelling.Read more: Check before you fly: Gatwick’s airlines swap terminals next weekGatwick said air traffic control restrictions imposed due to the heavy fog had caused delays on flights both to and from the airport yesterday, as well as causing some cancellations.It’s not the best week for weather havoc to add to confusion for passengers, as Gatwick has kicked off its airline merry-go-round too. British Airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic are swapping terminals – EasyJet has moved to the North Terminal from today.The airport has said extra staff will be on hand to help direct passengers. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.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.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com The airport has said that as it operates at near full capacity, there aren’t gaps in its schedule that can be used for delayed flights.We’re expecting some delays this morning due to fog. Please check-in as usual and contact your airline for specific flight information.— Southampton Airport (@SOU_Airport) January 24, 2017Southampton has also warned there might be delays.Yesterday, Heathrow, along with London City, Gatwick and Southampton, all cancelled flights due to the lingering fog. read more

Britain’s small businesses are missing out on millions by not shopping around for a good business savings account

first_imgFriday 11 September 2015 3:35 pm whatsapp whatsapp As important as business lending by banks is when it comes to growing the economy and creating jobs, there remains a distinct lack of attention paid to the savings habits of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the support available for businesses with cash surpluses.The latest figures from the British Bankers’ Association show that at the end of June this year cash held in business current and savings accounts totalled £157bn. This represents a 9 per cent increase on the same period last year. This is no insignificant sum. Many SMEs rely on these savings for cash flow, as well as other items such as wages or taxes. The figures also reveal that just under £90bn is held in current accounts with the remaining £67 billion in deposit accounts. Bearing in mind most business current accounts do not pay interest and carry a monthly fee, SMEs are missing out on millions in interest by not keeping their money in a business savings account.Aldermore recently conducted research into the savings habits of more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Britain and came across some interesting insights.Read more: You’re almost certainly not saving enough for retirementAlmost a quarter of those surveyed admit they currently receive no interest, while another quarter told us they didn’t know what rate they were receiving. Nearly one in three said they receive between 0.01 and 0.5 per cent. The average rate SMEs received on their savings was 0.59 per cent. One only has to look at the best buy tables to see what they’re missing out on.Are SMEs shopping around? It seems not. While 62 per cent review their savings accounts at least once a year, they don’t appear to be moving their money. I can understand that for many SMEs, optimising returns on their savings is low on their list of priorities compared to the day-to-day demands of what they do, particularly in an environment when the Bank of England base rate remains at a record low. However there are significant gains to be made, especially when considering the available rates across the market.Perhaps it is telling that a previous piece of research we conducted in late 2014 revealed that 91 per cent of businesses with a business savings account hold it at the same bank as their business current account. There is certainly a degree of apathy, although SMEs aren’t helped by banks who do little to make it easy to find simple information such as the interest rates being earned on savings accounts.If I can give SMEs one piece of advice, it would be to review the rate of interest they are currently receiving on any surplus funds they hold. Shopping around has never been easier and it’s time that SMEs were given the banking services they want and deserve. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health Labscenter_img Share Britain’s small businesses are missing out on millions by not shopping around for a good business savings account Clara Guibourg Show Comments ▼last_img read more

News / Historic Zim Lines result after debt restructure points the way for HMM’s battered creditors

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 29/03/2016 Israeli container shipping line Zim last week delivered some of the best results in liner industry, reporting a net profit of $7m for 2015, recovering from a $198m net loss in 2014.It had recorded an adjusted EBITDA [earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation] of $217m, compared with $116m the year before.Despite this recovery, its fourth-quarter results reflected the wider industry malaise: adjusted EBITDA was $20m, 30% down on the $30m in the comparable period of 2014, and it posted a net loss of $28m, far greater than the $7m loss in Q4 2014.And, notably, operating cash flow for the quarter stood at $17m, compared with $41m in 2014.Zim carried 590,000 teu in Q4 15, a year-on-year increase of 5%, while its full-year total came to 2.3m teu, which was 2% lower than 2014. This, it said, was due to “lower global demand”, but this was partially mitigated by the introduction of the Z7S service between Asia and the US east coast, via Suez.The overall improved profitability was almost entirely the result of reduced costs, following its debt restructuring in 2014, which saw lenders and charterers given equity in return for renegotiated terms, and is similar to Hyundai’s current proposals.In the fourth quarter of 2015, its average freight rate per teu was $988, while for the full year it was $1,126, “reflecting a 21% and 9% decrease compared with the respective periods last year”, it said.As a result, Q4 revenues fell 15% to $687m, with full-year revenues down 12% to $2.99bn.Zim chief executive Rafi Danieli said: “The comprehensive structural, operational and organisational changes we have implemented in recent years enabled us to achieve operating margins ranked among the top in the industry, despite continued overcapacity and freight rate deterioration.“In the current market environment, our asset-light business model enables Zim to benefit from highly flexible and cost-efficient fleet management.“We will continue to implement our business plan, focusing on select markets where the company has a competitive advantage.”last_img read more

Immigrants, fearing Trump’s deportation policies, avoid doctor visits

first_imgMedical centers have traditionally been considered “sensitive locations,” like schools and places of worship, where federal agents usually would not enter. But individual immigrants are still scared to go to the doctor. Tags doctorsimmigration As President Trump continues to step up immigration enforcement, medical centers say the changes are indeed keeping immigrants out — of hospitals and clinics.The deportation guidelines, first outlined in an executive order on Jan. 25, took more concrete form this week with a pair of memos from the Department of Homeland Security.The executive order broadly expanded the categories of people targeted for deportation. Previously, agents were directed to focus on convicted criminals; individuals who were merely in the United States illegally were not prioritized for deportation. The executive order scrapped that policy.advertisement By Ike Swetlitz Feb. 24, 2017 Reprints “There’s just a lot of fear that ICE would raid our facility,” said Alex Armstrong, CEO of Alliance Medical Center, a community health center with a large Hispanic population north of Santa Rosa, Calif. He said that twice as many patients as normal canceled their appointments last week, some saying they were afraid of immigration officials. One man, who is a US citizen, missed an oncology appointment because his caretaker wouldn’t drive him, fearful of being stopped.advertisement Related:center_img After Trump order, hospitals scramble to aid patients planning to travel to US for care In Brooklyn, N.Y., rumors circulated last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were prowling the halls of the Kings County Hospital; while the rumors were false, a hospital spokesperson said that patients canceled appointments because of it.Evidence that undocumented immigrants are avoiding clinics or hospitals because of the new guidelines is only anecdotal. But researchers have previously found that tightening of immigration policies have resulted in at least some increased fear in immigrant communities, with residents reluctant to leave their homes, go to the doctor, or take other actions they think might put themselves at risk.In 2010, in the midst of an Arizona study on childhood obesity, which initially had nothing to do with immigration policy, the state legislature passed a bill expanding the authority of police officers to investigate individuals they suspected of being in the United States illegally — and the researchers noticed that people stopped showing up for medical care. (A later study also found that the passage of the bill was associated with less health care utilization.)“Several providers described a drop in health maintenance, such as regular doctor visits, diabetes education, vaccines, prenatal care, HIV education, and procurement of medications, as the result of [the law],” the authors of the 2010 paper wrote. It is unclear whether the recent spate of immigration raids is directly related to the executive order, the New York Times reported; Trump is claiming credit for fulfilling campaign promises, while DHS officials say it’s just business as usual.At a clinic in Everett, Mass., Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, a primary care physician who sees mostly immigrant patients, said that fewer new patients are coming through the door — normally, she sees three or four a day, but in the past few weeks, there might only be one. And others are skipping follow-up appointments.“On a day-to-day level, I have people who need to be on Coumadin and aren’t coming in,” Poorman said. “I have people who have diabetes, who need insulin, who aren’t getting it. I have people who had bad asthma and are too afraid to apply for insurance, so they’ll stay out for a while, but they’re going to get sicker and end up in the hospitals.”“I think the implications of what’s going on right now are going to be felt by the health community for decades to come,” Poorman said. HealthImmigrants, fearing Trump’s deportation policies, avoid doctor visits Mark Avery/APlast_img read more

2018 Hyundai Accent debuts with new looks, roomier cabin

first_imgTrending in Canada Powertrain options are familiar – a 1.6-litre direct-injected four-cylinder engine pumps out 132 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. of torque, but it’s been retuned for better passing power and fuel economy. Buyers can have the 1.6L four-cylinder engine hooked up to a manual or automatic transmission, both with six gears.The most impressive bit is arguably the looks, both inside and out. Coming across as something of a baby Elantra, the Accent is fetching for a subcompact, wearing Hyundai’s trademark cascading grille and optional LED daytime running lights up front. Under the skin, goodies such as push-button start, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, plus safety nannies such as automatic braking, are available. What is it? There will be a day where sales of crossovers and SUVs will eclipse cars, but that isn’t stopping Hyundai from breathing new life into its plucky and not-so-little Accent. The fifth generation grows in almost every dimension and gains a snazzy new look inspired by its bigger brother, the Elantra.Why does it matter? The 2018 Accent is one of Hyundai’s bread-and-butter models in Canada, dominating the subcompact segment with 23.7 per cent of the market and having sold more than 430,000 copies over the last two-plus decades. Like it or not, bargain-basement-cheap cars are here to stay.And yet, the Accent is so much more than a “bargain basement” cheap compact. Underpinned by Hyundai’s Superstructure platform, the Accent is 32 per cent stiffer thanks to the use of more high-strength steel in the chassis. This means better driving dynamics and an improved sense of refinement – but we’ll have to wait and see how this translates to on-road behaviour. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai Accent When is it coming? The 2018 Accent sedan will launch later this year, followed by a hatchback in early 2018. That hatchback, by the way, will be exclusive to Canada.Should you buy it? Subcompact crossovers might be the next best thing since sliced bread – and automakers are already abandoning the subcompact car segment altogether – but Hyundai’s effort to thoroughly revise the Accent is a smart move considering Canadians are still snapping up cars like these. The Accent is promising, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s worth a spot on your short list. 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”center_img RELATED TAGSAccentHyundaiSedanTorontoNew VehiclesToronto & GTAToronto CIASAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleHatchbacksHyundai AccentHyundai ElantraHyundai Motor CompanyPassenger Cars Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai AccentNick Tragianis, Driving advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Jamaica to Become ICT Destination – Paulwell

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Science, Technology and Mining Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says Jamaica is poised to be the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the western hemisphere, and the Government will be encouraging partnership with the private sector to ensure the expansion of the industry. “We are looking now for Jamaica to be the ICT capital in the western hemisphere and with the telecommunication infrastructure that we have, and is developing, there is no way why it ought not to be the case,” the Minister said on Friday Jan. 27, while on a tour of ICT facilities at the Montego Bay Free Zone, in James. “We are very impressed with the continued high quality service that Jamaica continues to offer to the world. In many cases the cry has been by the companies for more space. They are looking to expand, they do see the environment emerging now that provides for greater Government support, greater government leadership. Jamaica is about to retake its position as the leading ICT destination in the Caribbean,” Mr. Paulwell added. Pointing out that there are issues to be grappled with, the Minister said while Government will provide the leadership required for the expansion of the sector, the players too must cooperate. “Believe that we have to engender partnership with the investors in Jamaica, so that we can work in tandem with them to develop the ICT business,” he said. Out of cooperation he said, much of the challenges will be settled, and the expansion can move to other parts of the island, and provide employment. “We want to see greater cooperation at this level, because we want to see the business grow in Montego Bay, we want to see Mandeville emerging as a major destination for ICT, and we are looking at Portmore, where we have significant space,” he outlined. Minister Paulwell in encouraging the private sector to invest in space infrastructure for ICT argued that it is an area that earnings can be made from. “As we have seen with so many of the businesses they grow overtime and with that we are prepared to partner, we are prepared to look at some of the incentives that people are desiring, and the Government itself has to also invest in space. We need at least a minimum of one million square feet of office space immediately, and going forward it will expand even more,” the Minister said. The Minister also toured facilities at the Montego Bay Free Port, and was accompanied by his State Minister, Julian Robinson; State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams;  and personnel from JAMPRO, and other agencies. RelatedJamaica to Become ICT Destination – Paulwell Jamaica to Become ICT Destination – Paulwell TechnologyJanuary 30, 2012 By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporter RelatedJamaica to Become ICT Destination – Paulwell RelatedJamaica to Become ICT Destination – Paulwell Advertisementslast_img read more

Charities Urged To Play By The Rules

first_imgState Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, is urging charities to continue to “play by the rules” in order to reap the many and varied benefits that the Government has put in place for them.She made the call as she addressed an Educonference staged by the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies at the Western offices of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday, December 8.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams noted that under new legislative measures, charities now have to register to continue to receive benefits, such as the tax incentives that they have enjoyed for many years.“We want to ensure, of course, that (the benefits are) used in the right way. I know that you, who are here today, are legitimate charities that have been operating for a number of years and without your charitable acts and your charitable works, Jamaica would not be where it is today,” she said.The State Minister also commended members of the Jamaican Diaspora and the churches that have contributed to the country’s development.“We know that throughout the Diaspora many have contributed to education. The church has done much for Jamaica over the centuries…,” she noted.The Educonference was aimed at sensitising members of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies about the new legislation in place to ensure that they are properly registered and that they understand how to access the benefits that are available.Under legislation passed in 2013, all charities are required to be registered/re-registered with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies.The aim is to establish a transparent and coherent regime to govern all tax incentives. As a result, new and existing charities are required to complete an application form, which can be accessed on the DCFS’ website. Charities are also required to submit their articles of cooperation, constitution or rules, depending on the type of society, as well as their financial statements.Newly registered charities are required to submit audited financial statements within a year of operating as a registered charity, while existing charities are expected to submit theirs, along with registration form and other documents, and their financial records for the previous year. RelatedPrivate Sector Entities Urged To Get Management Systems Certified RelatedBusiness, Jobs To Flow From Logistics Hub RelatedGov’t Committed to Supporting Growth of MSMES – PM Charities Urged To Play By The RulesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Charities Urged To Play By The Rules CommerceDecember 10, 2015Written by: Marlon Tinglingcenter_img Story HighlightsState Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, is urging charities to continue to “play by the rules” in order to reap the many and varied benefits that the Government has put in place for them.She made the call as she addressed an Educonference staged by the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies at the Western offices of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday, December 8.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams noted that under new legislative measures, charities now have to register to continue to receive benefits, such as the tax incentives that they have enjoyed for many years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: Marlon TinglingMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, addresses members of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies during an Educonference staged at the Western Office of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James on Tuesday (December 8). Advertisementslast_img read more

Masters Seminar on Ethics to explore the ‘New Ethic of Truth Decay’

first_img Lawyers have an ethical responsibility to combat a “post-truth” environment that if left unchallenged, threatens the rule of law, warns veteran FIU law school professor and trial attorney Scott Fingerhut.“Lies are nothing new, but they are being presented to America in a new way that many people seemingly are on board with,” Fingerhut says. “It’s a dangerous thing that makes a lawyer’s job more difficult, and it puts the profession in peril, because at bottom, confidence in the rule of law is all we have.”On June 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bar’s Annual Convention, Fingerhut will join a panel of experts for the 2021 Masters Seminar on Ethics. (Course No. 4375 is authorized for 4.0 hours of General CLE and 4.0 hours of Ethics CLE. To register, click here.)Fingerhut will lead a discussion titled, “Between the Magic and the Madness: On the Psychology of Persuasion, the Worth of our Attention, and How to Save the Soul of our Profession with the New Ethic of Truth Decay.”Few trends could be more threatening to a profession dedicated to facts and the search for truth, Fingerhut said. With some lawyers willing to foment the myth, Fingerhut says the challenge to the profession extends beyond the courtroom, and the risk of encountering jurors who are conditioned to reject hard evidence.Fingerhut sees a need to reemphasize the ethical principles at the core of the profession. He considers the presentation a “conversation/call to arms to take back truth.”“I see this as an opportunity to pause, and reflect, and have an important conversation with my colleagues about our profession, and about our ethical responsibilities to clients, and causes, and the courts, and the communities that we serve, but ultimately, our ethical responsibility to ourselves, professionally and personally,” he said.A former chair of the Criminal Law Section and twice-former chair of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, Fingerhut is a member of the Professional Ethics Committee and the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee.Fingerhut says his presentation will explore the psychology of lies and how easily they spread at a time when faith in institutions is dwindling, attention spans are shrinking, and social media amplifies and rewards grievance.As advocates, lawyers “tilt” facts in a manner that allows judges and juries to form an opinion and reach a relative truth, Fingerhut says.“We’re dealing more with the legal liability of guilt, not so much the factual liability of guilt, and it was constitutionally legitimated, and thus, societally accepted,” he said.But “it was not, nor was it ever intended to lie, let alone deny objectively verifiable, provable fact, and then be used as a playbook to fracture America,” he said. “Obviously, this is troubling to anyone who is watching this who cares.”The seminar will be divided into three parts.The first presentation, “Grievances 2021: Who is Getting into Trouble, Why are they Getting into Trouble, and How are they Being Punished?,” will feature a panel that includes an experienced Florida Bar prosecutor, an experienced respondents’ counsel, and a member of the Professional Ethics Committee as a moderator. Panelists will also focus on ways to avoid having problems with the Bar.The discussion will be moderated by Caroline Johnson, an Air Force veteran and lawyer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.A member of the Professional Ethics Committee, Johnson has served on the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism, is a former chair of the Bar’s Professionalism Committee, and is the primary author of the Bar’s “Professionalism Expectations” (SC15-944).Lawyers are returning to the courthouse at the tail end of a deadly pandemic and at a time when the political landscape is intensely divided, Johnson said. It’s important to remember that venting frustration can lead to trouble, and that lawyers have been disciplined for sending angry emails and treating judges and fellow lawyers disrespectfully.“People need to understand that once you have that license, you’re a professional operating at the highest level,” she said. “This is a profession with dignity.”Johnson advises her students at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law not to have Facebook or Twitter accounts. Lawyers should view social media as a tasteful branding opportunity, not a megaphone, she said.After the morning segment and Fingerhut’s presentation, the seminar will end with a judicial roundtable on ethics, featuring Orange County Judge Amy J. Carter; Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Gisela T. Laurent; Judge Mindy Mora, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli, U.S. District Court; Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, U.S. District Court; and Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Kevin B. Weiss. Robert Borr, litigation counsel with Irvin & Irvin, PLLC, will serve as moderator. Jun 08, 2021 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories Masters Seminar on Ethics to explore the ‘New Ethic of Truth Decay’last_img read more

KBUG: Information for the week of March 12, 2018

first_imgSTREET LIGHTING MODERNIZATION PROGRAM No work is planned for the week of March 12. Please contact Robert Zak, Civil Engineering Division, at (310) 458-2283 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.MARINE PARK IRRIGATION RETROFIT PROJECTFor the week of March 12th, the contractor will be performing testing of the new pump equipment and making necessary repairs. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager (310) 458-8721 ext. 2620 or Daniel Lee, Construction Manager, (714) 730-9052.PARKING STRUCTURE #5 TENANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTFor the week of March 12th, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel, lasting until 5/31/18 During this time, there will be intermittent closure of a single lane of south-bound traffic between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday;  Should you have any questions, please contact Tim Purcell, Project Manager (310) 458-2205 ext. 5027STORM DRAIN CATCH BASIN PIPE SCREENS PROJECTFor the week of March 12, no work is planned. Please contact Jason Hoang, Public Works, Civil Engineering Division, (310) 458-8721, x5385 with any questions or concerns regarding this project.PARKING STRUCTURE REPAIR PROJECTFor the week of March 12, Parking Structure #1 will be closed for maintenance and repairs. The structure will be closed from 10:00 pm Sunday, March 4 through 8:00 am Monday, March 12. Parking Structure #9 will also be undergoing maintenance and repair work. Construction may temporarily impact parking. Entrances and exits to Parking Structure #9 will remain open for smooth traffic flow. Please contact Robert Zak, Civil Engineering Division, at (310) 458-2283 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.CDBG Funded Street Lighting Installation on Stewart Street from Exposition Boulevard to Kansas AvenueFor the week of March 12, Elecnor Belco Electric, Inc. continues work on utility crossings and installation of conduit for light poles on Stewart Street.  This work may temporary impact parking.  Please contact Jason Hoang, Civil Engineering Division, (310) 458-8721 x5385 with any questions or concerns regarding this project.MAIN STREET SEWER REPAIR PROJECTFor the week of March 12, crews will be repairing the sewer vault on Main Street near Colorado Avenue. Work is is planned for two days, Wednesday and Thursday. One lane on Main Street southbound will be closed from Colorado Avenue to Olympic Drive. North bound traffic will not be impacted. Please contact Gene Higginbotham, Civil Engineering Division, (310) 458-8721 x8729 with any questions or concerns regarding this project.Tags :daily pressdaily press kbugKBUGNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLocal students build robotics fansBoard of Trustees moves SMC’s enrollment date, approves $260 million for school to spendYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours ago HomeNewsKBUG: Information for the week of March 12, 2018 Mar. 12, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsKBUG: Information for the week of March 12, 2018news3 years agodaily pressdaily press kbugKBUGNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news Current Projects:Street Light Modernization ProgramMarine Park Irrigation Retrofit ProjectParking Structure #5 Tenant Improvement ProjectStorm Drain Catch Basin Pipe Screens ProjectParking Structure Repair ProjectCDBG Funded Street Lighting Installation on Stewart Street from Exposition Boulevard to Kansas AvenueMain Street Sewer Repair Projectlast_img read more

Qualcomm, NXP tie-up receives EU boost

first_img Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Home Qualcomm, NXP tie-up receives EU boost Previous ArticleFeature: Tech influencers reflect on MBBF17Next ArticleAT&T, DoJ talks extended in bid to avoid court battle Español AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 NOV 2017 Qualcomm could win European Union (EU) approval for its proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors at the end of this year, after reportedly achieving a breakthrough with regulators on patent licensing issues.According to Bloomberg sources, the EU’s concerns have been allayed after Qualcomm said it would not acquire standard-essential and system level patents owned by NXP.Specifically, Qualcomm pledged to maintain current licensing terms for NXP’s Mifare technology, used in swipe cards for the London Underground transport system, as well as committing to ensure NXP chips remain interoperable.The European Commission opened a probe into the deal, first announced in October 2016 for a value at the time of $47 billion, after expressing concerns a Qualcomm-NXP tie-up could lead to higher prices and reduced innovation in the semiconductor industry.Qualcomm in October offered concessions to push the deal through, but both NXP and Qualcomm have since warned completing the deal could push to 2018 due to regulatory scrutiny.NXP CEO Richard Clemmer added in the company’s Q3 earnings announcement it was “working diligently” with Qualcomm and various regulators to close by the end of this year, but the timelines were tight.Relief for QualcommHowever, this latest development, and indeed winning EU approval, would be a big boost for the proposed merger.EU clearance would also be significant for Qualcomm in its bid to fend off takeover advances from Broadcom, after rebuffing a $130 billion offer earlier this month.Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Anand Srinivasan said getting the green light from the EU would be a huge relief for Qualcomm, as adding an automotive chip business in the form of NXP gives “it a much bigger and more diverse empire to oversee”.In particular, he believes this could convince investors Qualcomm has the right strategy in place to avoid succumbing to Broadcom’s advances.Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said earlier this month achieving approval from Chinese antitrust authorities was another big hurdle facing the deal.EU regulators pushed the pause button on reviewing the deal in August, as it requested more information from both companies. However, Bloomberg added the probe could be restarted as soon as today (17 November).center_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Related Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Kavit Majithia Author BroadcomNXPQualcommlast_img read more