Barclays economists predict orderly Brexit and boost to UK stock markets

first_img Barclays economists predict orderly Brexit and boost to UK stock markets Wednesday 7 November 2018 5:46 pm “More generally, we believe that the broader pan-European equity market would benefit from a deal, even though political uncertainty remains elsewhere, particularly in Italy. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Callum Keown by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LovePaws ZillaLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonPaws ZillaMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.com An orderly Brexit is on the cards and could ultimately make UK stocks “more investable” to global investors, Barclays analysts have predicted.The bank’s European equity strategy division has predicted a Brexit deal will be agreed by the end of the year accompanied by a rebound in the pound. Sharecenter_img Its analysts said housebuilders, financial service companies and retailers were in line to benefit the most from a smooth Brexit.Domestic-exposed stocks such as Lloyds Banking Group, Berkeley, Sainsbury, Rightmove and RBS were all set to benefit from the predicted orderly Brexit it said.Barclays downplayed the likelihood of a no deal but said economic disruption would be avoided by an implementation period in the event of one.Its no deal scenario still expected “some pain” with inflation jumping 3.5 per cent, growth falling close to zero and unemployment rising to six per cent.But they maintained a “crash out” scenario was unlikely. “The avoidance of a ‘crash-out’ scenario is likely to come as a relief to investors,” they said. whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive whatsapp But it said the relative performance of the internationally-exposed FTSE 100 would not gain much given its inverse correlation to the pound.Emmanuel Cau, Head of European Equity Strategy, said: “The pound and UK domestic equity exposure have rolled over in tandem over the last few months, and we see a potential for a rally as shorts are being covered.“A soft and orderly Brexit could contribute to making both UK and European equities more ‘investable’ to global investors, as both regions are consensus underweight.”An “internal rotation” would occur within the UK equity market away from exporters and into domestic plays, the bank’s analysts added.They said the despite the “noise” regarding an apparent lack of progress, Barclays’ base case remained that an agreement would be completed later this month or in December.last_img read more

Skagway business owner denied request for retail marijuana store

first_imgBusiness | Local Government | Marijuana | Southeast | State GovernmentSkagway business owner denied request for retail marijuana storeNovember 19, 2016 by Abbey Collins, KHNS Share:Downtown Skagway. (Courtesy of KHNS)This month, the Skagway Planning and Zoning Commission denied a local business owner’s request for a marijuana retail store. The conditional use permit was denied not based on local zoning code, but on state law.Skagway is a small community squeezed into a steep and narrow valley. That means many of the town’s businesses are condensed into an even smaller area. By state law, marijuana businesses cannot be within 500 ft. of a school ground, a recreation or youth center, a building where religious services are regularly conducted, or a correctional facility.“There’s a very small area in Skagway where these shops can be permitted by state code,” said Deach. “It’s a pretty small window.”That’s Planning and Zoning Chair Matt Deach at the Nov. 10 meeting. The commission was reviewing an application for a conditional use permit to operate a retail marijuana business. The application was submitted by Kristine Harder. She’s the owner of Buckshot and Bobbypins, which recently moved to 750 Broadway.Her plan was to sell cannabis products in addition to the wide variety of items she already stocks.“It was never my intention to just turn into a 100 percent cannabis retail store,” said Harder.She says based on a map Skagway’s previous permitting official provided that showed where pot shops are allowed and her review of state and municipal code she should be in the clear to do that. And, she says she wouldn’t have moved locations if she believed it would be an issue.Harder’s store is located in Skagway’s Business Historic zone. By municipal zoning code, pot shops are not prohibited there, but you need to obtain a conditional use permit. There are four criteria for that, but that wasn’t really the issue for the commission.In May, they granted a conditional use permit to Skagway business owner Tara Bass for her marijuana retail shop in the Business General zone. And Deach says there is no bad attitude toward pot shops.“We’ve always looked at them the same as any other retail business as permitted by the state,” said Deach. “There’s no animus coming from our particular corner of the local government towards it.”What it really came down to was the state buffer zone regulations. Deach argued that Harder’s business is too close to daycares, a church, library, and Mollie Walsh Park.There was some confusion around the wording used in the law. Harder contends “recreation or youth center” would discount daycares, especially since the wording changed from the original “child care facility.” Going by the state definition of that phrase, Deach disagreed.“I would absolutely classify them as a place for youth, as well as Mollie Walsh Park,” said Deach.Harder questioned whether it’s even in the local government’s jurisdiction to make judgment on the state law. Deach said yes.“We cannot be less permissive then state code as a city entity,” said Deach. “We always have to uphold state code, whatever the strictest code is, state, federal, we have to uphold the strictest version we cannot be less restrictive.”“Well I wouldn’t have applied if I hadn’t dotted my i’s and crossed my t’s and I’ve got everything marked in the law here,” said Harder.TRACK: According to Cynthia Franklin, Director of the State’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, local governments have the right to protest an application based on state regulations. But whether the Planning and Zoning Commission has that power is a question she deferred to the borough attorney.Deach said they did consult the attorney.“His response to whether or not P&Z should take state law into account was I think it is more important to look at whether the location satisfies all applicable laws,” said Deach. “If it does not satisfy state law then that seems to me a proper consideration from planning and zoning.”He said they could turn the judgment over to the state.“We can easily pass the buck onto the state,” said Harder. “I prefer to keep stuff in house as much as possible.”Ultimately, the commission voted unanimously to deny the conditional use permit. Harder said this is an example of the difficulty business owners face in small communities like Skagway.“There are a lot of other smaller coastal communities who feel that the statutes are currently not fair and equitable for people living in coastal communities with less land mass in Southeast Alaska,” said Harder.And, she says it all comes down to the over-regulation of cannabis, compared to alcohol, when bars are allowed in that same area, but not her business.Harder can appeal the decision to the borough assembly. She has not said whether she will follow that recourse.Share this story:last_img read more

As the state lifts restrictions, some Juneau bars and restaurants aren’t rushing to reopen

first_imgBusiness | Coronavirus | Economy | Juneau | SoutheastAs the state lifts restrictions, some Juneau bars and restaurants aren’t rushing to reopenMay 10, 2020 by Rashah McChesney, KTOO Share:A mostly empty Franklin Street in 2015 in downtown Juneau. (Creative Commons photo by jcsullivan24)The state is taking more steps toward fully reopening its economy. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has put together a plan that now allows many public facilities like pools and museums to reopen.It’s also expanding the number of people who are allowed to dine at restaurants. And, after seven weeks of being closed, bars are officially allowed to open their doors.But the City and Borough of Juneau has opted out of reopening public facilities for now, and many business owners in Juneau say that while the COVID-19 closures have devastated their businesses, they’re not rushing to open their doors, either.In part, that’s because there are new rules to operating. Restaurants must keep tables 10 feet apart to comply with social distancing requirements. There are also limits on the number of people who can be inside at any given time. For restaurants, they can operate at 50% capacity. For bars, it’s 25%.Some business owners, like Rick Kasnick, are all in. Kasnick is the majority owner of the Island Pub, a gourmet pizza restaurant and bar.Technically, restaurants were allowed to open for dine-in service two weeks ago — but at just a quarter of overall capacity. Kasnick said that didn’t make sense for his business.“We’d have had like, four tables. And we’d have had to bring on basically our full staff to get, you know, janitors and dishwashers, the whole nine yards,” he said. “It was a losing proposition. Fifty percent, we can make a little bit of money off of.”The Sandbar and Grill opened its restaurant for dine-in service two weeks ago, but even at a quarter-capacity, they haven’t had a lot of people choose to sit in the restaurant.In downtown Juneau, many bar owners said they won’t be reopening right now — for a lot of reasons.Rob Daniels at the Imperial Saloon said they need some time to turn on all of the utilities and finish some social-distancing remodeling.David McGivney at the downtown McGivney’s Sports Bar and Grill said reopening is too risky for the health and safety of staff and customers, because it’s hard to tell who has COVID-19 and who doesn’t. And even at half capacity, it doesn’t pencil out financially for them to reopen.Eric Forst at the Red Dog Saloon, a restaurant and bar in downtown Juneau, said they have to figure out if they can even get enough staff to reopen.And money is a problem.Tracy LaBarge owns three downtown Juneau restaurants: Tracy’s King Crab Shack; Saffron, an Indian cuisine restaurant; and Salt, a fine dining restaurant and bar.When the restaurants had to close, she said they donated most of their food to keep it from going bad.“For us, it’s having enough money to actually buy inventory to get back open. Not to mention pay rent and back rent and everything else. So until we get funding, there’s nothing I can really do,” she said. “It’s a pretty bad situation, to be honest.”Many restaurants and bars have shifted their business models to allow for curbside pickup of food and alcohol and say they’ll keep doing that for now. Waiting to hear from the government about a coronavirus disaster loan? Murkowski has a tip for you.Share this story:last_img read more

Uber executive under fire after threatening to ‘dig dirt’ on journalists

first_img Show Comments ▼ Uber executive under fire after threatening to ‘dig dirt’ on journalists whatsapp An executive at taxi app Uber has hit headlines after threatening to dig up dirt on journalists that had provided negative media coverage of the taxi app.Emil Michael, a senior vice president, said that Uber should spend a million dollars on a team of researchers and journalists to help Uber fight back against negative press. They would be enlisted specifically to look into the personal lives of journalists and their families, according to the report by Buzzfeed.The comments came amid confusion as to whether the dinner, which took place on Friday at Manhattan’s Waverly Inn, was reportable by the media or “off-the-record.”Martin has since issued the following statement, according to the BBC:The remarks attributed to me at a private dinner – borne out of frustration during an informal debate over what I feel is sensationalistic media coverage of the company I am proud to work for – do not reflect my actual views and have no relation to the company’s views or approachHe singled our PandoDaily editor Sarah Lacy who recently wrote that she’d deleted the app after accusing the company of sexism. whatsappcenter_img Jessica Morris Tuesday 18 November 2014 10:33 am Share Tags: Uberlast_img read more

Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise

first_img Expressions of interest are being sought for the design, build and operation of new public toilets at the existing toilet block at Lyster Square.The news was confirmed by senior engineer Michael O’Hora at this morning’s Portlaoise Municipal District meeting this morning.It is planned to post an advert seeking the expressions of interest by the end of February.Cllr Willie Aird had a motion before the meeting to discuss the restoration of the public toilets in Portlaoise.There are such facilities in other towns, Cllr Aird noted. “The toilets are near the bus. It’s fierce important,” he said. Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise Previous articleLaois minor hurling panel for 2018 namedNext articleMan arrested after knife used in failed Portarlington robbery David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty By David Power – 21st February 2018 Twitter Rugby Twitter WhatsApp Council Community Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “They have to be managed in a proper manner. There are people out there who will always be willing to abuse those areas,” Cllr Aird said.“One person said to me that the council is just going through the motions, which I thought was a good reply,” Cllr Noel Tuohy said.However, he noted that the latest news showed that this is not the case.“This is not just for Portlaoise, it’s for the whole county,” Cllr John Joe Fennelly said.He added that people travel in by bus from areas such Abbeyleix, Ballinakill and Mountrath.ClosedThe public toilets at Lyster Square in Portlaoise have been closed since last summer.They were initially closed due to health and safety concerns around exposed electrical wires in the toilets.There were also concerns about drug use in the town.SEE ALSO – Laois Lithuanian Community set to welcome their Ambassador to Portlaoise Pinterest WhatsApp Home News Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise News Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Laois man appointed new Limerick U-20 hurling boss

first_img Electric Picnic Laois man appointed new Limerick U-20 hurling boss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter TAGSDiarmuid MullinsLimerick Diarmuid Mullins A month after guiding Limerick to its second consecutive Munster minor hurling title, Diarmuid Mullins has been appointed as the new Limerick U-20 boss.Mullins will have to do a bit of juggling at the moment as his minor side are due to play Galway in the All-Ireland semi final whenever games are allowed to resume.Under Mullins, Limerick were 2-22 to 0-25 winners over Tipperary back in the minor final in December.In 2019, Limerick beat Clare in the Munster final before losing to Kilkenny in the All Ireland semi-final.The former Portlaoise GAA club man, who won All Ireland minor football titles with Laois in 1996 and 1997, has lived in Limerick for the past number of years where he is principal of the large Crescent Comprehensive secondary school.Mullins is involved with the Mungret club on the outskirts of the city and has been over a number of GAA, rugby and soccer teams in Limerick.Former Limerick hurler Thomas Quaid will also make the move up from minor to the U-20 ranks with Mullins as a coach with John Mescall and Richie Flannery taking up similar roles.Na Piarsaigh’s Darragh Droog will be the Strength and Conditioning coach for both the minors and U-20s.SEE ALSO – Five more Laois students earn prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Awards Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home Sport GAA Laois man appointed new Limerick U-20 hurling boss SportGAAHurling Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 28th January 2021 Electric Picnic Previous articleLaois GAA club move with the times as lotto goes onlineNext articleWorldwide appeal launched by Laois woman in bid to save life of Dad of five Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

PM Establishes Project Team to Examine Negril Beach Erosion

first_imgPM Establishes Project Team to Examine Negril Beach Erosion UncategorizedDecember 8, 2008 Advertisements RelatedPM Establishes Project Team to Examine Negril Beach Erosion FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has set up a project team, headed by Minister of State for Project Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, to examine appropriate solutions to the beach erosion problems now threatening sections of the Negril coastline.The team will be anchored by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), and will include other members drawn from various agencies in Negril, including coastal engineer consultants Smith Warner International, Negril Coral Reef Preservation Society, the Negril Chamber of Commerce, the Negril Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association and the Negril Chamber of Commerce.The decision to set up the project team was taken on Friday (Dec 5), when a delegation led by Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, Dr Wykeham McNeil, met with Prime Minister Bruce Golding, Minister Vaz, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and NEPA.During the meeting the Negril representatives outlined their concerns to the Prime Minister. According to Managing Director of Smith Warner International, David Smith, over the past 2-3 decades the Negril beach has been eroding at a rate of about one metre per year. There are numerous causes, including water quality, excessive development, over -fishing and the die-off of coral reef communities.He said a study had been undertaken and a number of structural interventions were recommended that would halt the erosion and restore the beach. The recommendations include a multi-phased approach including beach nourishment followed by construction of reef reinforcing structures.Minister Vaz is to set up a meeting of the team members to look at the recommendations being made on how to cauterise the erosion problem and to help identify the funds.center_img RelatedPM Establishes Project Team to Examine Negril Beach Erosion RelatedPM Establishes Project Team to Examine Negril Beach Erosionlast_img read more

Dyson wants to build an electric car by 2020

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Dyson founder and chief engineer Sir James Dyson speaks onstage during the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer launch event at Center548 on September 14, 2016 in New York City. Dyson has announced he intends to build an electric car by 2020. Dyson said his electric car would be “radically different” than those being designed by other car makers, including Tesla. “There’s no point doing something that looks like everyone else’s,” he said. “It is not a sports car and not a very cheap car.” Dyson, best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said this week.The company is investing one billion pounds (US$1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, Dyson said. These investments will dwarf money the company is spending on research and development for its vacuums and air filters.Dyson is joining a crowded field, with manufacturers from Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz, to Toyota and Tesla, all competing to popularize electric vehicles. While most of these companies are using lithium-ion batteries in their current models, Dyson said its car would use solid-state batteries that are smaller, more efficient, easier to charge and potentially easier to recycle. Toyota is also working to commercialize solid-state batteries and said earlier this year that it hopes to have them in its electric vehicles by 2020, too. advertisement 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” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSNewsAutomotive TechnologyBusinessCompany Activities and InformationElectric VehiclesJames DysonMercedes-Benz International Inc.Research and DevelopmentScience and TechnologyTechnologyToyota Motor CorporationVolkswagen AG COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Trending Videos He said he hopes the vehicle will be just the first of a line of electric vehicles from Dyson and predicted that within a few years electric cars would be the largest source of revenue for the company, eclipsing its existing products. Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

House Approves New Road Traffic Act

first_imgAdvertisements Story HighlightsA new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety. House Approves New Road Traffic Act ParliamentNovember 11, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedUK Prime Minister Lauds Effort to Tackle Crimecenter_img RelatedPM Says Jamaica/UK Partnership Vital to Economic Programme RelatedSenate Continues Debate on CCJ Bills Tomorrow A new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10.The Bill was piloted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy.The Government took the decision to repeal the existing Road Traffic Act, promulgated in 1938, and replace it with a new Act that is in keeping with international best practices for road safety.Also, since the old Act was promulgated, there has been phenomenal development in the design of motor vehicles and roads, thus rendering various descriptions and requirement in the Act obsolete.Opening the debate on the Bill recently, Dr. Guy noted that there was need for a new Road Traffic law that will “ensure that we have something that is modern, that addresses some of the issues that have been plaguing us on the road, and to bring this Act into the 21st Century.”The Bill covers areas such as the establishment of the Island Traffic Authority and its functions, the road code, classification of vehicles, revocation of certificate of fitness, application, grant and refusal of learners permit or driver’s licence, and offences relating to the licensing of a driver.The legislation will be sent to the Senate for its approval.last_img read more

Susan Amnioff talks College President

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilSusan Amnioff talks College President Oct. 26, 2016 at 1:00 amCity CouncilSusan Amnioff talks College PresidentGuest Author5 years agocity councilcollege presidentdaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionsmc Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :city councilcollege presidentdaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionsmcshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMelkonians talks residents of Santa MonicaTorosis talks affordable housingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agolast_img read more