‘Let history decide’: Downing Street coy on claim cabinet is most ill-disciplined ever

first_img Smith also claimed the result of the 2017 General Election – which saw the Conservatives lose its parliamentary majority – should have alerted colleagues to the fact a softer Brexit was on its way.Asked about Smith’s comments on the lack of discipline, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman said: “The PM has said on any number of occasions that this is a subject that brings out strong emotions in MPs on all sides of the debate. I think that what’s important is everybody in government continues to work towards the goal of delivering on the referendum verdict.”When pressed, he added: “I haven’t discussed it with her. I’ll leave it to historians to make their judgements on history.”The official spokesperson defended the suggestion that May had been trying to reunite the country after the divisive 2016 EU referendum.“The PM made it clear that there was a need to bring the country back together after the Brexit vote and that is what they (the government) are working to achieve,” he said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny whatsapp Owen Bennett More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Downing Street has refused to slap down a leading member of the government who claimed Theresa May’s top team are “the worst example of ill-discipline in cabinet in British political history.”Chief Whip Julian Smith made the remarks in an interview with the BBC, set to be broadcast on Monday evening, as he hit out at attempts to “destabilise” May’s premiership. Monday 1 April 2019 5:30 pmcenter_img Tags: BBC Brexit People Theresa May ‘Let history decide’: Downing Street coy on claim cabinet is most ill-disciplined ever Share whatsapplast_img read more

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Investment bank in talks for £500m Neil Woodford healthcare portfolio

first_imgOther bidders for the stakes in listed and privately held healthcare firms include hedge fund Omega and venture fund Rosetta Capital, according to the report. whatsapp It includes DNA sequencing specialist Oxford Nanopore, biotherapeutics specialist 4D Pharma, rare diseases specialist Mereo BioPharma Group and proton beam therapy business Proton Partners. A consortium led by a boutique life sciences investment bank is in talks to acquire £500m of healthcare assets bought by former star fund manager Neil Woodford. Woodford Investment Management was shuttered last month after Woodford was fired from his flagship Equity Income Fund, which had been suspended since June, and quit as manager of two others. Investment bank PJT Park Hill is overseeing the sale which also includes stakes in Immunocore, Kymab, Verseon and Arix Bioscience. Neil Woodford is plotting a comeback Read more: Woodford trust cuts value of cold fusion firm stake whatsapp Monday 4 November 2019 2:13 pm The sizes of stakes vary and the deal could take several weeks, Sky reported. A WG partners-led consortium is the frontrunner to buy the stakes in roughly 15 companies held by Woodford Investment Management, Sky News reported.center_img James Booth Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndo WG declined to comment. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com The potential deal follows Woodford’s announcement that he was shutting his firm. Share Read more: Neil Woodford and partner received £20m dividends amid crisis The portfolio is valued in the region of £500m. Investment bank in talks for £500m Neil Woodford healthcare portfolio last_img read more

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Pubs say ‘time running out’ to be ready for 4 July reopening

first_imgThe lobby group said that if the current guidelines are kept then just one-third of pubs could open, but if they are changed in line with WHO recommendations then two-thirds would be able to reopen. Stefan Boscia Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data “The government should bring it forward a few days I think, because the 4 July is a Saturday and it would be better if the first day open was a quieter day of the week.” When asked to comment on the reopening of the hospitality sector, Downing Street said: “As set out in the roadmap, it is our ambition to reopen pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants from 4 July at the earliest, subject to the scientific advice at the time. The UK’s pub lobby has warned the government that its members urgently need clarity on how it will reopen the sector if they are going to be ready by the target date of 4 July. whatsapp A Heineken UK spokesperson added: “Along with the rest of the industry, we’ve asked the government to be clear in their guidance and give us at least a three week notice period to restart.  The BPPA said if the nation’s pubs are told to open by 4 July, then they will need to know this by 13 June – just nine days away – at the absolute latest. “I don’t see how social distancing in a pub is fundamentally possible, particularly as pubs tend to be high turnover and low margin businesses,” he said. Pubs say ‘time running out’ to be ready for 4 July reopening “Brewers will need the time to scale-up their operations to start re-supplying pubs with fresh beer,” they said. Union Jacks hang outside the closed ‘The Two Brewers’ Pub on May 08, 2020 in Windsor (Getty Images) whatsapp “Another key consideration must be whether the public will have the confidence to return in numbers?” The government’s general guidelines require everyone to keep a two-metre distance at all times, but the BPPA wants this to be cut to one metre, which would be in line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice. “This will enable us to start to deliver the millions of kegs of beer and cider to thousands of pubs, help our pubs get the appropriate safety and hygiene measure in place, and it will allow licensees to train staff in safety measures.” The government’s roadmap for exiting the coronavirus lockdown targeted 4 July as the earliest date the hospitality sector could start to reopen. Share “We have set up taskforces to work with industry representatives to develop safe ways for industries to reopen at the earliest point at which it is safe to do so.” One of the key issues being discussed within the taskforce is the distance that must be kept between patrons. Some pubs and restaurants are open for limited takeaway orders, however this has not been possible for many businesses. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is responsible for several of these and will release guidelines on how pubs and bars will be able to open in a “Covid safe” manner. Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin told City A.M.: “Most of the people I’ve spoken to think that they will be open by 4 July and maybe even a few days earlier. Union Jacks hang outside the closed ‘The Two Brewers’ Pub on May 08, 2020 in Windsor (Getty Images) Also Read: Pubs say ‘time running out’ to be ready for 4 July reopening A source from the department said it was “on track” to be able to release its guidelines by the 13 June date set by the pub lobby, but that ultimately the decision on when to reopen the sector was up to Downing Street. Union Jacks hang outside the closed ‘The Two Brewers’ Pub on May 08, 2020 in Windsor (Getty Images) Also Read: Pubs say ‘time running out’ to be ready for 4 July reopening Heath Ball – owner and landlord at Highgate gastropub The Red Lion and Sun – wrote in City A.M. yesterday that business owners will find it tough in any case. The British Beer and Pub Association (BPPA) said today that pubs will need at least three weeks’ notice for when they can reopen in order to “ensure equipment and systems are operating and cleaned to necessary standards”. 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Native cartographers instrumental in mapping pre-statehood Alaska

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Federal Government | JuneauNative cartographers instrumental in mapping pre-statehood AlaskaNovember 15, 2017 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:Independent historian John Cloud gave a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, on the significant contributions Alaska Natives made to pre-statehood cartography at the Living History Room of the Walter Soboleff Building. (Photo by Tripp Crouse/KTOO)Six different historic maps by Alaska Natives inspired one independent historian to look into the significance of Alaska’s pre-statehood cartography.During a project that began in 2007, John Cloud scanned historical maps and charts of NOAA predecessor, the Coast and Geodetic Survey.“I’ve just been trying to trace the history of the people who made the maps and the stories of the maps they made … and so it turned into all the stuff with collections all over the country literally from one end of the country to the other.”Cloud lectured Wednesday in the Living History Room of Juneau’s Walter Soboleff Building, where he touted the important contributions that Tlingit clan leader Kohklux and Inupiat Joe Kokaryuk made to mapping Alaska.Their names were nearly lost to history. Their contributions were only uncovered after Cloud found their work stored in the National Archives. The two men “deserved better,” Cloud told the 25 to 30 people attending.The maps created between 1869 and 1898 would become instrumental in helping the Coast Survey map the territory, he said. Back then, the survey placed a huge significance on the indigenous place names.But when the U.S. Geological Survey took over, it largely ignored a majority of the Native names.“Which is sad. But if you go back to the archives of place names then there’s some interesting things,” he said.Sealaska Heritage Institute posts videos of its lectures on its website. The videos will also air on 360 North.Share this story:last_img read more

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Alaska hospitals find bonus COVID-19 vaccine doses in their Pfizer vials

first_imgCoronavirus | Health | SouthcentralAlaska hospitals find bonus COVID-19 vaccine doses in their Pfizer vialsDecember 17, 2020 by Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media Share:A health care worker at Bartlett Regional Hospital prepares doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020. While each vial says it contains five doses, providers say they’re finding enough in some vials for extra injections.(screenshot of Bartlett Regional Hospital video)As providers at the Alaska Native Medical Center began injecting workers with the new COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech this week, they started noticing something surprising: leftover liquid in each five-dose vial, sometimes enough for a full extra dose or even two.“It was one of those hot topics,” said Kara King, the Anchorage hospital’s director of pharmacy. “Word was starting to spread that there were extra doses.”The discovery was simultaneously thrilling and confounding, presenting providers with an array of questions: Were they doing the injections correctly? Could they use the extra vaccine? If they did, would there be enough in their next shipment for each recipient to get their required second injection?Pharmacists around the country were making similar observations. And on Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement saying that “given the public health emergency,” it’s acceptable for providers to use “every dose obtainable” — though the agency cautioned against pooling leftover vaccine from multiple vials. It’s not yet clear how many extra vaccines can now be administered, collectively, from ANMC’s total allotment, King said.The bonus doses are also likely to present logistical headaches for the officials charged with distributing and tracking the scarce vaccine. But it’s a great problem to have, King added.Alaska’s initial shipment of the Pfizer vaccine was expected to be enough for just 35,000 doses — only about 5% of the state’s population. Front-line health care workers, first responders providing medical care and residents and staff at nursing homes are among those prioritized in the first round of vaccinations.“This is a super-scarce resource right now,” King said. “So, it is just really fantastic that we could potentially get more doses out of the vial and get more people vaccinated.”The first health care worker at Bartlett Regional Hospital to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (screenshot of Bartlett Regional Hospital video)At least one other Anchorage hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center, said it had also discovered extra doses in its Pfizer vials.Pfizer told the New York Times that there’s the same amount of vaccine in each vial. But the amount left over after each dose could be different depending on the type of needles, syringes and diluting solutions used by providers, it said.It told the newspaper that it was studying the issue with the FDA and couldn’t make its own recommendations about what to do with the extra vaccine.Officials at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which is leading the state’s efforts to distribute the vaccine, did not respond to a request for information about the extra doses.But King said she’d reviewed a draft statement from the state that sounded similar to Pfizer’s guidance. The draft statement describes how the amount of vaccine drawn from each vial, for each dose, depends on the size of the needle being used, King said.“And so if you can guarantee that the needle size you use for the first dose is the same needle size for the second dose, then you should be able to pull the same amount of vaccine out of every vial,” King said.This is a breaking news story and will be updated.Share this story:last_img read more

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Mystery diners pay for everyone’s meals at Naples restaurant

first_imgAdvertisementDC 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 NAPLES, Fla.–A pair of mystery diners surprised an entire restaurant when they paid for everyone’s meals, last month. The enormous gesture of generosity happened at Goldies Restaurant in Naples. Every day, two random customers at Goldies receive a “Pay it Forward” card with their bill informing them their meal that day is complimentary. The only catch is they have to pay it forward. Two women who received the card in March decided to pick up each of their fellow diner’s tabs.  Former NYPD officer finds unexpected joy patrolling Fort Myers elementary school June 16, 2021 Study ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 “People are really, really great,” he said. “Even through a pandemic, even through everything that’s been going on in the world, there’s still heart.”  For Camilla Thurman, motherhood is all about the little moments. Advertisement Advertisement“Everyone in the restaurant was blown away by it,” Ciro Amato, the restaurant’s owner, said. The act of kindness set off a ripple effect throughout the day as customers started buying other people’s meals. For Amato, the scene was a reminder of why he started the “Pay it Forward” card program.  Advertisement This Mother of 2 Makes Sure She Gets Plenty of 1-on-1 Time with Her Kids Sponsored Content By DQ® as seen on POPSUGAR RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: naplesStory2Share 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 Naples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021last_img read more

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Eight Talking Points as the Laois footballers claim stunning Armagh win

first_img Previous articleMeet your Candidates: Their earliest political memory and dream careers as a childNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, February 2, 2020 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. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois are taking to life in Division 2 like a duck to water as, following their dramatic draw last week, they defeated promotion favourites Armagh this evening in MW Hire O’Moore Park.Laois led more or less throughout the game and ran out six point winners in the end to now sit top of Division 2.For a more in depth look at how they did it, check out our Talking Points below.1 – Man of the Match – Evan O’CarrollEvan O’Carroll gets the nod here with his five points even though there were excellent performances also from Mark Timmons, Brian Byrne and Mark Barry (who kicked seven and was brilliant in the second half). Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Eight Talking Points as the Laois footballers claim stunning Armagh win Home Sport GAA Eight Talking Points as the Laois footballers claim stunning Armagh win SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v ArmaghTalking points center_img Pinterest Brian Byrne had excellent full debut. He started corner back but followed his man out the field and got on a lot of ball. Scored good point in first half.But O’Carroll was again the Laois focal point, won a lot of his own ball and fouled a number of frees. In the absence of Donie Kingston, O’Carroll appears to be reveling as Laois’s main forward.2 – Coping with numerical disadvantage Laois led by five points after 52 minutes but they then lost Eoin Lowry to a black card.This was the second weekend in a row that Laois suffered a numerical disadvantage but once again they managed that period extremely well and actually outscored Armagh.3 – Use of substitutes Once again, Laois’s bench contributed when brought into the game.Cahir Healy made two very good interceptions late in the game. Damien O’Connor was very good for second week running while Trevor Collins, who missed out from the start due to his Sigerson Cup final appearance on Wednesday for IT Carlow, very solid too.4 – Young Laois players standing up Portarlington duo Paddy O’Sullivan and Robbie Pigott along with teenagers Mark Barry and Sean O’Flynn all developing really well.Pigott and O’Sullivan are fierce competitors and their aggression and tenacity in the tackle sets the tone for everyone else.5 – Armagh a tough watch Armagh were very poor tonight, especially in the first half – and their system of funneling everyone back is hard to watch.But they had a very big win against Cavan last week who have since defeated Westmeath tonight. Could Laois be looking at promotion?6 – Remarkable Armagh results continue Laois claimed their seventh win from their last eight meetings with the Orchard men – an incredible record.Before tonight, the last time Laois played Armagh in the league was in 2017 in Peter Creedon’s second game in charge and though relegated that year from Division 3, an under-strength Laois team recorded a 2-11 to 0-16 win.Laois also recorded a one-point win – 1-13 to 0-15 – under Mick Lillis in 2016 when they met in Division 2. They also beat Armagh twice in the championship that summer in O’Moore Park, the second game necessary as Laois used too many subs in the first game.Armagh were big winners in their 2014 league clash in Armagh – 2-18 to 1-12 – but Laois won their meetings in 2013 (Division 2) and 2012 (Division 1).7 – Other Results and Table There was one other game played tonight and that saw Cavan defeat Westmeath by 1-17 to 1-13 in Breffni Park.Tomorrow sees Fermanagh host Roscommon and Kildare travel to Clare.8 – What next?Laois are at home to Cavan next Sunday and then have a week-long break before a trip to Clare.SEE ALSO – Laois footballers record impressive league win over Armagh GAA Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter WhatsApp News Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 1st February 2020 last_img read more

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Scheme to game audit regulators results in jail time

first_img James Langton A former U.S. audit regulator was sentenced to jail for providing her new firm with inside information about the audits the regulator would be inspecting.Cynthia Holder, 53, a former inspections leader with the U.S. regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), was sentenced to eight months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty last year to participating in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the PCAOB by providing an audit firm, KPMG, with advance notice of its audits that PCAOB would be inspecting. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The scheme was intended to enable KPMG to improve its performance in PCAOB inspections. Holder later joined KPMG.“As a former employee of the PCAOB, Cynthia Holder understood the importance of the organization’s work: to protect investors and the public by overseeing the audits of public companies. But she undermined the board’s and the SEC’s regulatory missions when she stole confidential inspection information and provided it to KPMG, her new employer,” said Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York.“KPMG, in turn, used this confidential information to cheat on PCAOB inspections. Holder’s sentence should be an example to others that stealing confidential information and corrupting regulatory processes are crimes that this office takes very seriously,” Berman said. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Imposters among us, CSA warns Keywords FraudCompanies KPMG LLP, Securities and Exchange Commission gavel 123RF Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Related news DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraudlast_img read more

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Nearly 5.4 million receiving emergency federal aid as requests climb

first_img Related news Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks The federal government says nearly 5.4 million Canadians are now receiving emergency aid to replace incomes lost due to Covid-19.The figures this morning show 5.38 million applications have been processed since March 15, a figure that includes people who were previously on employment insurance before being moved over to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Virtual meetings to continue post-pandemic in B.C. Desjardins posted big gains in Q1 Canadian Press Senate of Parliament Building, Ottawa, Canada During the first week it was available, there were just under 3.5 million claims for the $2,000-a-month benefit.In all, the government has received 5.97 million claims for financial help since the crisis began about one month ago.More help is to arrive next week in the form of a new loan program to help eligible small businesses cover costs.And more federal aid from a 75% wage subsidy program, approved by Parliament on Saturday, will be available by early May.Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre is calling on the government to rejig the credit program that runs through banks and credit unions to increase the value of loans and allow small businesses to use it to pay wages.He says that would help companies pay workers now instead of waiting a few weeks for the wage subsidy program to pay out.When the government is able to pay the subsidy to eligible businesses, Poilievre is proposing that companies take the first tranche to pay off the increased loans.The Opposition Conservatives are also calling on the Trudeau Liberals to come up with a plan specifically to help the nation’s restaurant, hospitality and tourism sectors.Many of those businesses were either among the first to close due to public health concerns related to Covid-19, or have seen dramatic declines as consumer spending drops.A handful of Conservative critics say in a statement this morning that the government must give these businesses the tools to open their doors again, and to retain workers through the pandemic, especially in areas with historically high unemployment.Among the ideas being proposed are temporarily allowing owner-operators to qualify for the federal wage subsidy program as well as refunding a year’s worth of GST remittances to small businesses.A report last week by the parliamentary budget officer estimated that refunding federal sales tax to small businesses would cost Ottawa’s coffers about $12.9 billion. Keywords Coronavirus,  Parliament Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Dr. Phillips Orders Review into Investigation of Bob Woolmer Case

first_imgRelatedDr. Phillips Orders Review into Investigation of Bob Woolmer Case Dr. Phillips Orders Review into Investigation of Bob Woolmer Case UncategorizedJune 14, 2007 RelatedDr. Phillips Orders Review into Investigation of Bob Woolmer Case FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A team headed by former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ian Forte, is to carry out a review of the circumstances surrounding the investigation into the death of former Pakistan cricket coach, Robert ‘Bob’ Woolmer.Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, who made the announcement during his contribution to the 2007/08 Sectoral debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 13), pointed out that the review would “access the appropriateness of the techniques and the standards of professionalism employed by police investigators, as well as the medical and professional personnel”.This exercise is to be completed within six weeks and the report is to be submitted to the Minister no later than July 31.Mr. Phillips noted that the circumstances of the case have brought into focus, the need for the most up-to-date forensic capabilities possible, including the need to construct a new public morgue.Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Sunday (March 18), a day after the Pakistan cricket team was knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup by Ireland, and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Following intensive investigations, the Jamaica Constabulary Force has closed its investigation into the death of the former Pakistan cricket coach and has accepted that he died of natural causes and was not murdered as was previously stated.center_img RelatedDr. Phillips Orders Review into Investigation of Bob Woolmer Case Advertisementslast_img read more

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