City warns of triple threat to its future as European immigration tensions mount

first_imgBoris Johnson and businesses across London are on a collision course with the government over European immigration, as a new report warns that turning away talented workers will hurt Britain.Increasingly harsh anti-immigrant and anti-EU rhetoric is putting talented European and global workers and entrepreneurs off coming to the UK, according to the report from London First and the London Enterprise Panel (LEP), which also said that unaffordable housing is taking its toll on the city’s growth. Mayor of London Boris Johnson commissioned the report to help plan for London’s future economic needs. Johnson also chairs the LEP, which welcomed the conclusions.By contrast, home secretary Theresa May plans to crack down on foreign students staying in the UK after graduating, and the Tories and Labour have made cutting immigration a key part of their election campaigns.“London has already established a unique position as the global hub for talent, business, finance and global visitors, however this could be put at risk by national policy on both immigration and Europe,” the report said.“London has an opportunity to establish itself as a global capital for technology, creativity and entrepreneurship, but to gain maximum economic benefit it needs to address the gaps in skills and funding that make it challenging for businesses to grow.”The report called for easier access to post-study visas for potential entrepreneurs; a fast-tracked system for high-growth firms to hire foreign workers with the skills they need; more co-ordination with the Schengen zone to make it easier for Chinese workers to come to the UK; and a more welcoming outlook and easier system for student visas.Instead of fearing migrants and blocking their routes into the UK, London First’s John Dickie said the rise of migration reflects the UK’s strengths. “If we are to remain Europe’s business capital, we need to be open to the people of Europe to come to the capital,” he said.“It is a consequence of the success of London that the people of Europe want to come here.”He called for the number of homes built in London each year to double from below 30,000 to more than 50,000. Without action to boost the supply of housing, UK and foreign workers alike risk being priced out of the capital, holding back economic growth even further, he added.Other business groups backed the report.“London needs access to the most highly skilled individuals from across the world to maintain its position as one of the leading global centres for business and finance,” said Edwin Morgan from the Institute of Directors.“The development of new industries will be held back, or simply happen elsewhere, if we don’t have a sensible visa system for internationally-mobile talent.”And the London Chambers of Commerce and Industry backed the call for easier visa rules.“Although only a small proportion of businesses employ non-UK staff, those that do are seeking skills and experience that are in short supply in the domestic labour market,” said the LCCI’s chief Colin Stanbridge.“We must up-skill our workforce to ensure that firms have access to the skills they need to compete. It is also imperative that visa restrictions are relaxed to make it easier, and cheaper, for firms to recruit staff from overseas to fill the skills gap that exists.” Tags: UK immigration 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.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Show Comments ▼ City warns of triple threat to its future as European immigration tensions mount Share Sunday 4 January 2015 11:34 pm whatsapp Express KCS last_img read more

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Most AbbVie shareholders are unfazed that the CEO’s bonus is tied to high prices for Humira

first_img Most AbbVie shareholders are unfazed that the CEO’s bonus is tied to high prices for Humira What’s included? By Ed Silverman May 3, 2019 Reprints Richard Gonzalez, far left, AbbVie chairman and CEO, testifying before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices in February. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP A prominent U.S. lawmaker may be upset that AbbVie (ABBV) ties the bonus given chief executive Richard Gonzalez to sales of the Humira rheumatoid arthritis treatment, but most shareholders seem unconcerned.At the drug maker’s annual meeting on Friday, an overwhelming majority of stockholders rejected a proposal that would have required AbbVie to compile an annual report on how pricing is used to set executive compensation, according to a coalition of faith-based investor groups that submitted the proposal. On a preliminary basis, 69% of shareholders voted down the proposal. Pharmalot Log In | Learn More Tags drug pricingfinancelegalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What is it?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. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman [email protected] About the Author Reprints @Pharmalot 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.last_img read more

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Conservative group with pharma ties makes clear there are drug pricing reforms they can support

first_img Tags advocacyCongressdrug pricingWhite House Conservative group with pharma ties makes clear there are drug pricing reforms they can support GET STARTED [email protected] What’s included? What is it? Nicholas Florko @NicholasFlorko By Nicholas Florko Jan. 7, 2020 Reprints About the Author Reprintscenter_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. Log In | Learn More Politics American Action Network ad, January 2020 Screenshot via YouTube Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED WASHINGTON — The conservative American Action Network launched a $4 million advertising campaign Tuesday to throw its weight behind congressional Republicans’ alternative to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s marquee drug pricing bill.It’s a striking show of support for the GOP bill, which party leaders rushed to introduce the same week that the House was set to vote on Pelosi’s bill in December. Until now, the group has focused only on opposing the Pelosi bill — not on pushing for the Republican alternative. 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.last_img read more

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‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover

first_img GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Twitter Home News ‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover News Pinterest A Book About Portlaoise is comprehensive and ambitious in its reach.It’s diverse subject matter ranges from a description of life in Maryborough in the 1700s, through the history of businesses and their owners on Main Street; to a detailed survey of local music in the 20th century, its pages are teeming with generations of townies, many dead and gone, many still with us; some famous, some forgotten, except by loved ones.As well as page after page of interesting facts drawn from four centuries, there are intriguing chapters entitled The Golden Croft, Kings, Queens and the Missing Ancestor and The Methodists and Me.That’s quite a mouthful and sure no wonder then that author, historian, critic, musician and retired school principal, John Dunne can justifiably claim that his latest tome is the most detailed book ever written about what locals affectionately call, The Town.The book will be launched by the award-winning Midlands 103 broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly this Thursday evening, March 7 in Dunamaise Arts Centre.“I’m delighted that Ann-Marie is ‘doing the honours’”, says John, “it’s hard to believe that it’s exactly twenty years ago that she and I worked together on the production of my play I’ll Fly Away which was premiered in the Dunamaise.”The evening will also include John’s new visual and musical evocation of ‘Vanished Portlaoise’ featuring 150 images, many of which have never been shown in public.Anyone who has seen his previous historical presentations won’t need to be told how effectively and movingly his work captures the spirit of old Portlaoise.Everyone is welcome to embark on this latest journey through the town’s past and, afterwards, enjoy a chat and a beverage.No long speeches guaranteed, insists John, the former Heath NS Principal.A Book about Portlaoise is, in every sense, ‘a townie production’ and John is quick to point out the extent of local involvement: “In these days of rampant globalisation, we should, as much as we can, support locally-owned businesses.“They have been very good to me. Martin Connolly’s Print Central couldn’t have been more helpful, and I was really touched by the unsolicited generosity of All Books and Declan Kelly at the Parish Centre.“I got such assistance with my research that it would be impossible to list all the people I interviewed personally, not to mention those I knew and didn’t know who responded to my queries on social media”.A Book About Portlaoise will be published at €20 in a hardback limited edition.So, to get what is likely to become a treasured collector’s item, and enjoy a trip down memory lane, get along to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, this Thursday evening at 7pm.As John himself puts it, “The whole town is invited.”Following the launch, the book will be available in All Books, Lyster Square who have kindly offered to donate all profits from the sale of the book to St. Vincent de Paul.SEE ALSO – Nine Talking Points as Laois win to keep promotion hopes alive GAA Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd March 2019 ‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover WhatsApp Previous articleNine Talking Points as Laois win to keep promotion hopes aliveNext articleTributes flow in for Ross Munnelly following 100th league appearance LaoisToday Reporter GAA Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSA Book About PortlaoiseJohn Dunne Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebooklast_img read more

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Car sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but year as a whole is still well down

first_img WhatsApp New car sales in Laois in July were up almost 12% on the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.In total 272 new cars were recorded as sold in the county in July, compared to 243 in 2019.Nationally the figures were down 14.1% compared to 12 months ago but Laois is one of just a handful of counties to show an increase.Since the year was split in two for registration purposes, July has always been a big month for car sales – though the 2019 figure was the lowest it had been in five years.Across the first seven months of the year, there have been almost 200 fewer new cars sold in Laois as there was in 2019 – a drop of 16.5%. Nationally, however, that figure is closer to 30%.Neighbouring counties Offaly, Carlow and Kildare all saw a drop in their year-on-year figures while Tipperary and Kilkenny saw an increase.Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General commenting on the market figures said: “While the July registration period did bring much needed activity back to showrooms, new car sales continue to disappoint, with another monthly fall.“This is despite the fact that many quarter 2 sales had been pushed back into the 202 registration plate. COVID-19 on the back of BREXIT and an already falling new car market since 2016, now sees new car sales back to recession levels, down 30% year to date.“Looking further into the numbers, new car sales will fall for the fourth consecutive year, with a staggering 44% reduction over the last four years.“This slowdown is materially undermining the renewal of the National car fleet, which is not only bad for profitability and regional employment, but is also hampering Ireland’s efforts to reduce transport emissions.“With the Budget only two months away, we need to see a reduction in VRT, to allow the car market return to normal sustainable levels, which will reduce both the age of the fleet and emissions.”SEE ALSO – Recovery in June car sales but figures for first half of the year down 23% overall Facebook Car sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but year as a whole is still well down News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th August 2020 Twitter Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home News Business Car sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but… NewsBusiness Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, August 11, 2020Next articleThe importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a changing world LaoisToday Reporter TAGSSimi Electric Picnic Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Kim Jong Il an Outside Bet for Nuclear Summit

first_img Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Kim Jong Il an Outside Bet for Nuclear Summit Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.05.11 8:47pm Analysis & Opinion AvatarKim Yong Hun RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Analysis & Opinion The 2nd Nuclear Security Summit is to be held in Seoul during March, 2012, and it was with some fanfare that President Lee Myung Bak revealed on Monday that he would like to invite Kim Jong Il to attend. Giving a press conference in Berlin, President Lee stated, “I am willing to invite Chairman Kim Jong Il to the Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 26th next year if North Korea agrees sincerely and firmly with the wishes of the international community to give up its nuclear weapons.”President Lee elaborated, “An apology from North Korea for its actions [the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island incidents] is the most basic prerequisite for the Six-Party Talks and North-South relations.”This represents the South’s active strategy to respond to the charm offensive that the North has been pursuing since the beginning of this year, and serves as a counter proposal to the North’s suggestion, delivered through former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at the end of April, of an inter-Korean summit.Park Young Ho, a senior researcher of the Korea Institute for National Unification interpreted the President’s statement as, “attempting to provide North Korea with an opportunity to come to the place for a dialogue in the present atmosphere, which has been created in favor of the resumption of talks. The backdrop to why President Lee stated to the international community that he would guarantee the North Korean regime and economic support once its attitude changes stems from the same.” Professor Lim Jae Cheon of Korea University agreed, before adding, “Since past administrations have made similar statements to show their willingness to reunify while in Germany, this was to return the ball to the North’s court.” Of course, despite all the publicity, the chances of the North actually taking part in the event next March are not very high.The publication of the Chongryon (General Association of North Korean Residents in Japan), Chosun Shinbo gave the President a withering review in a news report today, claiming, “President Lee Myung Bak’s ‘Seoul Invitation’ suggestion was a dirty attempt to try and connect forcefully two different issues.”It added, “The statements from Berlin do not offer a direct response to Carter’s message. It broaches playing up to the South’s passivity and its continued approach to conditional diplomacy.” Nevertheless, experts are unwilling to completely rule it out. Park of the Korea Institute for National Unification conceded, “As of now, the chances of Kim Jong Il coming to Seoul are very low. However, should attending the Six-Party Talks continue to invite the same added benefits as this recent invitation to South Korea and constructive discussions on actualizing those benefits can take place, there is a chance that one such visit to South Korea may occur given a greater sense of the security of Kim Jong Eun’s succession.” “With the risk of Kim Jong Il’s health condition being revealed and other problems regarding security, the chances of a visit to South Korea are low,” Professor Lim agreed. However, “Given how beneficial a visit may be, one cannot completely exclude that possibility.” SHARE Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Facebook Twitter Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? last_img read more

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OSC eyes gender diversity of boards

Keywords Corporate directors,  WomenCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news NASAA to offer female-focused investor education CSA to launch diversity consultations Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is proposing to require public companies to provide disclosure about their approach to gender diversity on their boards, and within senior management. The OSC Tuesday released OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58-401 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.K. regulator to consider diversity requirements for public companies The commission is seeking feedback on a proposal to require TSX-listed firms to set out various aspects of their gender diversity efforts in annual governance disclosures, including: their policies regarding female representation on their boards and in senior management; their consideration of the representation of women in the director selection process; and, certain quantitative information regarding the representation of women in the organization, on the board and in senior management. The proposal would not apply to venture issuers. “These types of disclosures are intended to provide investors and other stakeholders with information on the issuer’s approach to advancing the representation of women on boards and in senior management, which in turn may impact investment and voting decisions,” it says. The paper comes in response to a pledge put forth by the provincial government in its latest budget to enhance this sort of disclosure, as a way of encouraging greater female representation in executive suites and boardrooms (and a request from Finance Minister Charles Sousa, and the then-Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, Laurel Broten, that the OSC consult on the issue over the summer). It notes that women continue to be underrepresented in these positions. “In my view, diversity of opinion is invaluable to corporate decision making, and it is therefore necessary to encourage greater representation of women at senior levels,” said Maureen Jensen, executive director and chief administrative officer of the OSC. “The model that we are putting forward for consultation will inform investors of the progress that Canadian companies are making in advancing the representation of women on their boards and in senior management.” In addition to proposing a possible model for disclosure, the paper also seeks input on: the details of what those requirements should be; the best ways to improve gender diversity; whether the regulator should recommend that firms have a policy on the issue, and, if so, should it recommend the content of those policies; among other things. Comments on the paper are due by September 27. read more

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Rise of global trade making life more difficult for central bankers, Poloz says

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media He says increased integration can make an economy less sensitive to exchange-rate movements and make domestic inflation more dependent on international factors. Speaking to an audience at Western Washington University, Poloz says deeper integration can also make maintaining inflation targets more difficult. He says Bank of Canada simulations suggest economic models that fail to recognize rising integration are likely to predict that some monetary-policy responses will be more effective than they prove to be in practice. Poloz says a central bank that relies too much on such a model would tend to react too gradually and maybe even insufficiently to external economic shocks. Related news Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Canadian Press center_img Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficit Keywords ExportsCompanies Bank of Canada Canadian trade deficit grew in October The Bank of Canada’s governor says greater trade integration around the world has created challenges that central bankers cannot afford to ignore. In a university lecture Monday in Bellingham, Wash., Stephen Poloz says the evolution of trade liberalization can affect economic models and decision-making processes that policy-makers rely on. last_img read more

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Gov’t to Add Two Years of Compulsory Education

first_imgRelatedGov’t to Add Two Years of Compulsory Education Advertisements RelatedGov’t to Add Two Years of Compulsory Education RelatedGov’t to Add Two Years of Compulsory Educationcenter_img Gov’t to Add Two Years of Compulsory Education UncategorizedJanuary 24, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government will be adding two years of compulsory education for students, who have not gained the required academic qualifications after five years of secondary schooling.Education Minister, Andrew Holness, speaking at the opening of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Research Day on the Mona campus this morning (Jan. 24), said the move is to reduce the number of young persons who leave school without adequate qualifications.The additional two years, he said, “wouldn’t really be secondary, it’s more what you will call a post secondary level”.He explained that the sixth form level will remain intact and “those students, who matriculate, can go to sixth form or the community colleges or if their matriculation is high enough, they can go straight to university.”“But if you did not matriculate, in other words, you have four or less subjects, you must continue two additional years up to age 18. The policy, which we would be bringing forward shortly, is that education is compulsory from zero to 18 years,” he stated.According to Mr. Holness, the additional years of secondary school will be based on the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) model. “For those two years, those kids will acquire knowledge, they will be able to continue their academic development, but they will also be given the opportunity at technical and vocational skills,” he outlined, noting that the move will also ensure that there is a “greater alignment between what the education sector is turning out and what the business sector requires.”In the meantime, he said that amendments will be made to the Apprenticeship Act, so as to ensure that students “can go into work places on a voluntary basis or on a paid basis.”UWI Research Day 2008, from Jan. 24-25, is being held under the theme: ‘UWI’s Caribbean Impact: Global Reach’ and will expose the public to the relevance of research work done by the institution.Professor Gordon Shirley, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI, noted that this year’s Research Day is very special as it marks the 60th anniversary of the UWI.He also noted that the event provides a forum to showcase the evidence that the UWI is a “first rate university producing research to advance and expand existing knowledge in Jamaica, the region and the wider world.”last_img read more

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Marketing Prof Dipankar Chakravarti Named Interim Business Dean At CU-Boulder

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 11, 1998 Dipankar Chakravarti, the Ortloff Professor of Business at the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder, has been named interim dean of the college, while a committee begins a search this fall for a permanent dean.Chakravarti replaces Larry Singell, who has returned to a faculty position in the economics department.Chakravarti, a marketing professor, came to CU from the University of Arizona in 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree with honors in physics from the University of Calcutta and master’s and doctoral degrees in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.”He has the mind, energy and enthusiasm to continue the positive momentum and growth at the college,” said Singell.Chakravarti said, “I think we have excellent programs in place and the faculty and students to make them even stronger. We also are fortunate to have a thriving business community that is willing and able to help us fulfill our mission.”Chakravarti teaches international marketing and a marketing project field course in which groups of MBA students get hands-on experience working on marketing problems for a variety of international, national and regional companies. He also co-teaches a popular course that addresses the marketing challenges of entrepreneurial companies.His research on consumer and managerial decision making has received several awards from the American Marketing Association and from the Association for Consumer Research. He serves on the advisory council of the Marketing Research Special Interest Group of the American Marketing Association and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Society for Consumer Psychology.Chakravarti recently completed terms as editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and as the academic director of the Association for Consumer Research.last_img read more

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