Government to scrap Green Deal Finance Company funding after insulation scheme fails to take off

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Glencore to cut capex by $800m as mining is hit

first_img Express KCS Glencore to cut capex by $800m as mining is hit Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap MINING and commodities giant Glencore yesterday announced it would be cutting capital expenditure for the second half of the year, reducing its previous upper estimate by $800m (£513m) to $6bn.Its half-year production report also revealed that the value of its oil operation in Chad could fall by as much as $790m from its previous projection as it “significantly” reduced the number of rigs in operation.Glencore’s reduction in oil revenues will come despite 68 per cent oil production gains made compared with the first half last year.While the firm’s production of zinc and ferrochrome also increased, lower yields were achieved in both copper and coal, with nickel production remaining broadly constant.Production of copper, Glencore’s highest-earning commodity, fell by three per cent to 730,900 tonnes, although this was offset by single-digit growth in African copper.Coal production was down by four per cent to 68.7m tonnes as it was scaled back due to market conditions. The decline in the price of oil and commodities such as copper as well as China’s reduction in the value of the renminbi have combined in recent weeks to hobble the value of the company’s shares, which yesterday traded at a low of 179p. Glencore stocks closed at 176.8p. Friday 14 August 2015 5:21 amlast_img read more

South Florida leaders pushing for local water quality

first_imgBlue-green algae bloom found at Franklin Locks on Caloosahatchee River June 6, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Caloosahatchee Rivercaptains for clean waterPine Island Sound AdvertisementMiami Commissioner Russell wants to join the fight for clean water. He said that 9 million people depend on Lake Okeechobee water heading south. He supports the EAA Reservoir project and said that the water is all connected, and everyone in South Florida should be pushing for clean water.  RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Army Corps officials to decide on summer water plan June 2, 2021center_img Advertisement PINE ISLAND, Fla. — Leaders from all over South Florida are coming together to push for water quality.Captains for Clean Water Co-Founder Daniel Andrews took NBC-2 on the water Wednesday. He was showcasing the negative changes in the ecosystem for local leaders, scientists and a commissioner from Miami.The four boats traveled toward the Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound. Miami Commissioner Ken Russell wanted to come to our area to see the water first-hand. He is hoping to join several cities and unite to get changes at the state level. Andrews and scientists at SCCF talked about how seagrass and oysters have been devastated in the past 40 years.They are important in the food chain. They also helped filter the water from bad bacteria.  New tool being used to kill algal blooms on the Caloosahatchee River May 29, 2021 DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee June 7, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Weather Blog: The last of the cold fronts?

first_imgAdvertisementTags: cold frontjason dunningWeather blog With 90s in the forecast every day this week and the month of May kicking off the weekend, you might be wondering if we have any more cooler nights on the horizon before the summer heat takes hold for the next 6 months.For some perspective, Meteorologist Jason Dunning looked back at our temperatures through the years to give you a better idea of when we typically see the end of the cooler weather for Southwest Florida.Average last night in the 40’sIf you’re hoping for any more mornings where it’s cold enough to see your breath, those nights have passed us by until next season. Since the year 2000, the latest we’ve been in the 40s is April 19, but on average, we see our last 40-degree morning around March 12. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Session ID: 2021-06-17:9b902027f5cca1648acfcb60 Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreen RELATEDTOPICS NWS offering storm spotter training this week June 8, 2021 Fun facts about the ocean for World Ocean Day June 10, 2021 Two asteroids sailing past Earth today June 2, 2021 Flood watch in Collier until 8 p.m. tonight June 16, 2021 Our best opportunity for “cooler” weather will be a few more nights in the 60s, perhaps as cool as the mid to upper 60s next weekend depending on the evolution of another cold front late next week. It’s not uncommon to see a few nights in the 60s through the first half of May, but by May 20, our average low temperature in Fort Myers moves up to 70 degrees. Historically, we’re normally done with lows in the 60s around May 26.Tracking the next cold frontOur next chance at seeing lows in the 60s along with a drop in humidity will be the end of next week [May 7-8]. Long-range forecast models support the idea of a cold front pushing down the Florida peninsula by Thursday-Friday of next week, potentially bringing enough dry air to drop out night-time temps into the 60s again. It’s still several days out, so things can change.Count on NBC2 to keep you updated throughout the weekend and into next week in terms of how strong the next cold front will be and just how cool temperatures could get next weekend.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND AdvertisementAverage last night in the 50’sIn all likelihood, we’re done with the 50s for the season barring an unseasonably strong cold front making it this far south, which appears unlikely based on our weather pattern for the month of May. On average, the last morning we see 50s in the forecast is around April 20, and there are no signs of any cold fronts that strong in the foreseeable future.Average last night in the 60’s AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

JOB VACANCY: Camsaw seeking to hire Sales & Marketing Executive on 12-month contract

first_img JOB VACANCY: Camsaw seeking to hire Sales & Marketing Executive on 12-month contract News Electric Picnic Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Facebook Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Camsaw seeking to hire Sales & Marketing Executive on 12-month… Jobs Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Camsaw are looking for an experienced and driven Sales and Marketing Executive to join our established Garden Machinery Distribution Company based in Portarlington, Co Laois.Overall objective:The successful candidate will bring their experience and expertise to the company, supporting our goals, mission and competencies while adding an extra level of professionalism and quality to what we do.The successful candidate will be a point of contact for enquiries, sales prospects and customers. They will be someone with excellent communication and organisational skills and who enjoys engaging with people.Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Sales Executives achieve established goals through product marketing and knowledge. Assessing customer’s needs and providing assistance and information through marketing strategies on our Brands/Products.Create promotional material (online and in print) to build brand awareness, deliver sales material to support the sales process and maximise opportunities. Sending marketing emails to customers via the CRM.Grow and manage brand social media engagement and maintain a strong brand identity across social media channels. Ensure relevant, engaging content is delivered.Researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans, understanding consumer requirements, identifying market trends, and suggesting system improvements to achieve the company’s marketing goalsYou will be key in supporting the implementation and development of the company’s website.Develop brand related content including blogs, videos, infographics, etc. Working closely with Sales Executives to craft a narrative around the products we supply.Assist in achieving department’s sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.Prepare reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information. Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Develop, Implement and evaluate advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs, developing field sales action plans.QualificationsA  Degree in a business/sales/marketing related role essential3-5 Experience in Sales/MarketingProven track record in sales management, developing new business and taking a strategic approach to business development.RequirementsStrong graphic design skills and be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.Expertise in traditional & online sales methodsExperience with web design. SEO MarketingPractical experience with Facebook Business Manager, content generation and social media management desirableManage, track and analyse all marketing campaigns—including email, direct mail, events and multi-channel campaigns—in a single application.Project management or strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.Reporting to the senior management on key activities and KPIs.To Apply To apply for this role please forward your CV to [email protected] date for applications: Friday, October 23.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday TAGSCamsawCamsaw Distributors Previous articleTalking Sport Podcast: Kieran Lillis interview, National League returns and minor hurlingNext articleNew wing of political party emerges in Laois and aims to contest 2024 Local Election LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role By LaoisToday Reporter – 14th October 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Statistics Canada reports $136m trade surplus in June

first_img Keywords Economic indicatorsCompanies Statistics Canada Canadian Press Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Statistics Canada says the country’s trade surplus narrowed in June to $136 million, as both exports and imports dropped largely due to trade decreases in crude oil, aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts.The federal agency says exports fell 5.1% to $50.3 billion, offsetting a strong gain in May amid a 3.6% drop in export prices. Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Exports of crude oil dropped 8.6%, the first monthly decrease this year, as crude oil export prices fell 13.5% even as volumes rose 5.6%.Aircraft exports, meanwhile, were down 40.8%, mainly on lower shipments of commercial aircraft to the United States.Imports were down 4.3% to $50.2 billion, the lowest level since November 2018.Analysts had expected a trade deficit of $300 million, according to financial services firm Refinitiv.June’s surplus narrowed from a stronger $556 million in May. Heavy Industry on Coast of Canada dbvirago/123RF Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Quebec seniors working later in life, carrying more debt

first_img Related news IE Staff Mature single women are wealthier than mature single men, StatsCan finds Most Canadians aren’t planning for long-term care costs: survey Quebecers aged 65 and older are working later in life are carrying more debt than they used to, according to a report from Levis, Que.-based Desjardins Group.Citing data from Statistics Canada and the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the report noted that workers in Quebec have been retiring later in recent years — but they’re still exiting the workforce earlier than people in Ontario and Western Canada. Keywords Retirement,  Seniors,  QuebecCompanies Desjardins Group According to the report, 60.9% of Quebec’s new retirees were under 65 between 2014 and 2018. In Western Canada, 53.6% of new retirees were under 65 during the same time span, and 52.8% of new retirees were under 65 in Ontario.Labour market participation, which includes both workers and job-seekers, has steadily increased among Quebec seniors aged 60-64 and 65-69, the report added, but is not as high as participation rates throughout the rest of Canada.One reason Quebecers may be incentivized to continue working later in life, the report suggested, is a new tax credit that was tabled in Quebec’s March 2019 budget, which raises the income tax threshold to $28,226 from $18,129 for workers over 60.Seniors in Quebec are also carrying more debt, the report said, although their assets have also increased, largely due to an appreciation in house prices.The proportion of Quebec senior families carrying debt increased from 27.5% in 1999 to 40.1% in 2016. Two-thirds of that increase was attributable to mortgage debt, with the other third attributable to consumer debt.Over the same time span, median debt increased from $8,300 to $16,500, while median assets rose from $275,200 to $406,000, largely due to appreciation in the housing market, the report noted.Read the full Desjardins report. Loneliness adds to at-risk seniors’ vulnerability: report Share this article and your comments with peers on social media stressed senior couple calculating budget at home andreypopov/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

‘Once-in-a-century’ pressures leading to greater ESG demand: EY

first_img Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report Related news Keywords ESG,  Responsible investing,  InvestingCompanies Desjardins Group, Mackenzie Financial Corp. Catastrophe bond market gains momentum Katie Keir Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Even with 2020 being “nothing short of a watershed year,” the report said, and with record flows going into ESG mutual funds in 2018, 2019 and 2020, asset managers aren’t being proactive enough.The main issues, the report noted, is most firms have been “reactive to the market,” with only 50% of respondents saying ESG processes have been fully integrated into investment decision-making. So far, “The majority of respondents anticipate developing more outcome-based products in the future, but their immediate focus is on integration,” it said.In a breakdown, the report indicated that the majority of respondents (75%) are two to five years away from full ESG integration, while 15% have already achieved that goal. A small group (10%) are 10 or more years away from total integration.On the positive side, “None of the asset managers we spoke with saw ESG products either returning to or remaining on the margins, as investor demand and regulations are expected to continue to drive growth,” the report said.The persistent hurdle listed was lack of strong ESG data. Common feedback was that data and disclosure tend to “be limited for some asset classes and may lack granularity in some areas,” leading to third-party data not being reliable and variance in ESG scores from different sources.Other issues that popped up were ESG meaning different things across industry organizations, small talent pools of ESG experts, and “continuously expanding reporting requirements, which makes it hard for less-equipped asset managers to keep up,” the report said.But firms can’t be passive.“Recent once-in-a-century social, political and economic issues have accentuated an already increasing investor focus on sustainable investments, making ESG a clear key strategic consideration for asset managers across Canada,” said Jean-François Gagnon, EY Canada sustainable finance leader, in a release.He further suggested that firms should recruit talent as data improves.“The scarcity of advanced expertise and experienced talent will escalate the importance of upskilling and knowledge platforms to fill the existing advisor knowledge gap as demand for ESG grows,” he said.Addressing the knowledge gap of investors is also paramount, the report said, given most asset managers surveyed said they “don’t expect clients will be willing to sacrifice return in exchange for impact” — though retail clients were perceived as more willing to do so, it added.Whether that’s the case is up for debate, if you consider the findings of a new survey of 2,860 Canadians that was commissioned by Desjardins Group in November and December. Specifically, that survey found 28% of respondents on average believed that responsible investments (RI) deliver lower returns. Regionally, the percentage was highest in Alberta and B.C. (33%), compared with 30% in Ontario and 22% in Quebec.The vast majority of Canadians in that survey who were interested in RI products (75%) chose them to help the planet rather than for return potential (54%). Nearly two-thirds (61%) of those unlikely to use such products would do so for better returns, the Desjardins release said.Despite data that show otherwise from groups such as the Responsible Investment Association, “Clearly, the myth that responsible investments are less profitable persists, despite actual results,” said Marie-Justine Labelle, head of responsible investment at Desjardins Investments Inc., in the release.A separate study from Mackenzie Investments — based on a sample of 1,504 adult Canadians who were polled in March 2021 — noted the pandemic has shifted people’s views. In that poll, the majority of respondents (55%) said they’re now more likely to consider how their investments impact society, in relation to the environment, human rights and diversity.Only one-third of respondents said they invest sustainably today, the Mackenzie release said, but one-third of those who don’t hold RI products plan on adding them in the years to come. The demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing continues to grow, specifically among institutional and ultra-wealthy clients, but the efforts of asset managers are still lagging.So finds a new survey by EY, based on interviews with “key contributors responsible for ESG strategies” at 20 large asset managers from across the globe, including in Canada. Participating firms had collective assets under management of more than $2.5 trillion. Study: Racial diversity stagnated on U.S. corporate boards ESG growth iStockphoto.com / robertsrob Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Increased Imports Point to more Investments

first_imgRelatedIncreased Imports Point to more Investments Increased Imports Point to more Investments UncategorizedJuly 1, 2007 RelatedIncreased Imports Point to more Investments Advertisementscenter_img RelatedIncreased Imports Point to more Investments FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Figures from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) show that Jamaica’s import bill for the first three months of 2007 rose by almost US$93 million or nearly seven per cent over the similar period in 2006.This increase resulted in a rise in the country’s trade deficit during the period since export earnings for January to March this year grew by the smaller figure of US$38 million. The trade deficit is determined by subtracting the value of imports from the value of exports during a particular period.While the jump in imports relative to export earnings appears to be negative at first glance, closer examination of the statistics point to a positive underlying situation. The positive aspect of the data has to do with the fact that of the total US$93 million in additional imports in the January to March 2007 period, US$68.3 million was money used for the importation of machinery and transport equipment.This category of imports grew by 26.5 per cent this year over the first three months in 2006. This category does not include imports of motor cars, which are accounted for under the broad heading of ‘Other Imports’.Therefore, three quarters (75 per cent) of the increase in imports between January and March this year is accounted for by the purchase of machinery and other equipment. This US$68.3 million in machinery and equipment imports points to the importation of more capital goods, which suggests increased levels of investments and generally heightened economic activity in Jamaica.This positive underlying economic picture is further enhanced by the fact that US$5.7 million in additional imports came through the purchase of crude or raw materials during the three-month period. Over the period raw material imports grew by nearly 37 per cent. Crude or raw material imports are triggered by increased investments or greater levels of economic activity.Of the US$93 million in increased importation during the January to March 2007 period therefore, a total of US$74 million or close to 80 per cent of the additional imports is explained by additional equipment purchases or more raw materials bought from overseas – both factors that speak to increased investment and increased general economic activity.Imports by CategoryJanuary – March 2007Category 2007 2006 Change last_img read more

Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill passes Parliament

Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill passes Parliament Elise Archer,Attorney-GeneralThe Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping our communities safe and protecting victims and survivors.Today the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill 2020 passed State Parliament, paving the way for this important legislation to take effect.The Bill provides for a new legislative framework for dealing with dangerous criminals and other serious offenders, and will ensure offenders are dealt with in a manner consistent with community expectations.This legislation removes unnecessary restrictions that require a Dangerous Criminal Declaration to be made only by the convicting or sentencing judge and will see several other reforms to Tasmania’s legislative framework for indefinite detention.Our Government has already completed a number of reforms with the well-being of victims and survivors front and centre, including legislation to address one-punch incidents, the creation of a new offence of persistent family violence, amending Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 to provide victims of sexual assault the right to speak out publicly should they wish to do so, and numerous criminal and civil reforms as a result of our commitment to the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.The passing of this Bill delivers on our election commitment to improve and more effectively deal with dangerous criminals and high risk offenders. /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:AusPol, Australia, child sex, Commission, community, Criminal, detention, election, family violence, Government, institutional child sexual abuse, legislation, parliament, royal commission, sexual abuse, Sexual Assault, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie read more