New vision for Juneau arts facility will hopefully boost economic recovery

first_imgArts & Culture | Community | Economy | Juneau | Local GovernmentNew vision for Juneau arts facility will hopefully boost economic recoveryDecember 10, 2020 by Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO Share:The updated vision for a multi-purpose facility would replace the Juneau Arts and Culture Center and expand Centennial Hall. Courtesy: The City and Borough of JuneauThe updated concept for a new arts facility in Juneau would expand Centennial Hall and could help boost the city’s economic recovery.Public works director Katie Koester says the project is still in its early stages, but that it may serve as a community center, conference hall and performing arts center to replace the current Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC).“The JACC would be demolished and Centennial Hall itself would be expanded and take on all those functions,” Koester said.Koester says the concept is a different vision from the $4.5 million proposal for a standalone facility that voters rejected to fund in 2019.This one serves a broader purpose. Koester wrote in a memo that the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting job losses also gives the community an opportunity to address the city’s economic concerns.The Juneau Public Works and Facilities committee met on Monday to discuss asking the assembly to spend $75,000 to pay an architect to further develop the concept, create a timeline and cost estimate, as well as finalizing the design.Koester noted that the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Travel Juneau and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, who had opposed the previous ballot measure, are all on board.City manager Rorie Watt also says he’s for it, too.“My take is, is that at this point in time, given that we have those three organizations working together collaboratively and agreeing on the process forward, that I definitely support the concept,” Watt said.But assembly member Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, who’s also part of the public works committee, had some reservations.“I have real concerns about this just because it feels like a little bit of a slap in the face of voters who fairly recently and fairly decisively if I remember, voted against a new JACC,” she said.If the plan does move forward, it would still be up to voter approval. Koester says a question could be on the ballot as soon as Oct. 2021.“It is not a commitment to the project, it’s really a commitment to exploring that concept with some more, you know, resources and just being able to do some public outreach,” she said.The committee agreed to ask for approval of the $75,000 at the next assembly meeting on Dec. 14.Share this story:last_img read more

UK house prices come roaring back in January: Mortgage rates, stamp duty or just an outlier?

first_img Share UK house prices come roaring back in January: Mortgage rates, stamp duty or just an outlier? The night is always darkest before the dawn, but house prices have skipped the daybreak formalities to come bouncing back.According to Halifax, the figures are bullish: 1.9 per cent quarterly growth hasn’t been seen since September, and the two per cent monthly bounce hasn’t been bested since last February. Annually, and perhaps most reliably, the rate is 8.5 per cent across the UK, the highest growth has been since October. All smiles. But why the bounce? Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight is not filled with the optimism the figures suggest. He emphasised:We have little doubt that the spike in house prices in January reported by the Halifax is an outlierBut, nevertheless, he believes the period of weak growth and contraction could be nearing an end.we do suspect that the weakness in housing market activity may be bottoming out and we see activity picking up to a limited extent in 2015 from current levels. This suspicion is tentatively supported by the Bank of England reporting that mortgage approvals improved to 60,275 in December from November’s 17-month low of 58,956.Of course, not too much should be read into one month’s data and mortgage approvals are still at a low level. Indeed, at 60,275 in December, mortgage approvals were still 20.2 per cent below the 74-month high of 75,557 seen in January 2014.Halifax believes that, although it is too soon to draw any conclusions, the bounce could be related to stamp duty changes and lower mortgage rates. Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, also pointed to other outlying data seen during Januaries past:These improvements may indicate that the recent declines in mortgage rates, the reform of stamp duty and the first increases in real earnings for several years are providing a modest boost to the market. It is, however, too early to draw any firm conclusions. The monthly figures in January can be particularly volatile due to the lower volumes of activity at this time of year and there have been unusually large rises on occasion in the past, such as in 2007 (2.3 per cent) and 2009 (2.4 per cent). Tags: UK house prices whatsapp Thursday 5 February 2015 4:28 amcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg last_img read more

Long road to recovery for oil price

first_imgGLOBAL oil markets may take longer to tighten than expected due to a surge in supply from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and a potential rise in Iranian exports, even though it looks like demand is beginning to strengthen, the International Energy Agency said in its monthly market update yesterday. Long road to recovery for oil price Show Comments ▼ Tags: Oil prices whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFoodmzIf You Eat 3 Dates Every day For 1 Week This Is What Happens To Your BodyFoodmzWorld of sportTop 20 Healthiest Cities in America in 2021World of sportlivestly.comThe New Designer Dogs (No More Labradoodles)livestly.comReport Globe8 Most Deadly Dog BreedsReport GlobeSee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored ListingsScottsdale: Here’s What Full Mouth Dental Implants Should CostSee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored ListingsNutrition Explained10 Ways to Obtain 20/20 Vision NaturallyNutrition ExplainedMoney PopMansion Was On Market For $10 But Nobody Wanted ItMoney PopNinjaJournalist30+ Times That Pets Were Caught Being CheekyNinjaJournalistFinance BLVDThis Star from ‘Gilligan’s Island’ is 101 & lives a humble life nowFinance BLVDcenter_img Share Express KCS Wednesday 15 April 2015 8:52 pm Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily Prooflast_img read more

Olympic medallist Sir Chris Hoy is joining forces with Pure Gym

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Funzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSinglesTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestly Olympic medallist Sir Chris Hoy is joining forces with Pure Gym Share Express KCS whatsapp Wednesday 24 June 2015 8:34 pmcenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Show Comments ▼ OLYMPIC Gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy has joined forces with Pure Gym after investing an undisclosed sum in the fast-growing budget fitness chain. The cyclist and six-time Gold medal winner, who retired two years ago, has agreed to join the group as an ambassador and special adviser to help improve customer experience, Pure Gym announced today. The news came as the private-equity backed group, which has ambitious growth plans, launched its 100th club in Kilbride in Scotland this week.The company agreed to buy LA Fitness and its 43 stores last month. “We are absolutely delighted that Sir Chris Hoy is joining the Pure Gym family as an investor and adviser,” Pure Gym’s chief executive, Humphrey Cobbold, said.“Chris is a truly outstanding sportsman and a superb technician in terms of training expertise. As a multi Olympic medal winner he is well placed to advise on strengthening our product offering and services.” whatsapp Tags: Olympics 2016last_img read more

Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 181 Renault Megane from €72 per week

first_img Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleErrill footballers earn their third final win in four years as they collect junior ‘B’ crownNext articleIn Pictures: Great buzz as Homesavers open for business in Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Pinterest Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 181 Renault Megane from €72 per week SEE ALSO – Check out more great deals from Joe Mallon Motors Comments3x3point rear seat beltsAdjustable seatsAdjustable steering column/wheelAir ConditioningAlloy Wheels,ArmrestAuto Dimming Rear View MirrorAuto HandbrakeAuto LightsAuto Lights and WipersAuxiliary Jack InputBluetooth PhoneBody Coloured BumpersBody Coloured BumpersCentralised lockingChild LocksClimate ControlCruise ControlCurtain AirbagsDriver Knee AirbagDual Climate ControlElectric MirrorsElectric WindowsExtended WarrantyFront Electric WindowsFront Fog LightsFront Parking SensorsFull Service HistoryHands Free KitHeated MirrorsISO FixImmobilizerLeather Steering WheelLumbar SupportMetallic PaintMulti-Function Steering WheelMultiple AirbagsPassenger AirbagPower SteeringPrivacy GlassRear Electric WindowsRear Parking SensorsRemote Central LockingSatellite NavigationSide AirbagSide Impact ProtectionSplit Fold Rear SeatsStop and Start SystemTinted WindowsTowbarTraction ControlUSBDriver Airbag Pinterest Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin This week’s Car of the Week from Joe Mallon Motors is a 171 Renault Kadjar Dynamique.With a finance option in place, this car could be yours from €68 per weekThis is another Exceptional Offer From JOE MALLON MOTORS.Why buy from Joe Mallon Motors? Confidence, peace of mind, reassurance.SummaryThese are the virtues of buying an Approved Used Car because every car has or is supported by:Multipoint inspectionComprehensive reconditioningvaletingMileage verificationVehicle validation checkFinance Packages available subject to terms and conditionsOver 31 Years’ experience selling used vehicles. WhatsApp TAGSJoe Mallon Motors WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd August 2019 Twitter GAA Home Sponsored Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 181 Renault Megane from €72… Sponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA last_img read more

Aequitas launches listings business

first_img TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million The market-making program aims to ensure that companies and investors have reliable liquidity. It will provide real-time market data from NEO Exchange-listed issuers to all users for free “so that NEO-listed companies will benefit from unequalled exposure to investors worldwide.” Furthermore, Aequitas says its listing process and fee structure “will reduce the overall cost of going public and maintaining a listing.” Aequitas is also offering to waive initial listing fees for issuers that migrate their listing to the NEO Exchange from a rival exchange as well as waive the annual sustaining fees in the same year of the migration “to eliminate duplicate costs.” These fee waivers are subject to regulatory approval. “We have spent considerable time listening to the capital-raising community and investors in Canada and abroad to build a listing platform that is aligned with every company’s goal of maximizing shareholder value” stated Jos Schmitt, president and CEO of NEO Exchange in a statement. “We heard loud and clear the burdens and frustrations faced by current public companies in Canada and we are now ready with our competitive solution. By putting their interests first, our goal is to foster successful public companies. We will do so by ensuring they are truly ready to be public, by giving them access to investors, by enhancing their liquidity and by leveraging a streamlined application process. All with quality service at a fair price.” The listings business will be led by Tim Johnston, NEO Exchange’s new chief listings officer. Prior to joining Aequitas, he was managing director and head of Canadian equity capital markets with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. And before that, he spent more than 20 years at Royal Bank of Canada’s capital markets division, in the equity capital markets and investment banking businesses. “The NEO Exchange has quickly made significant strides in challenging the status quo in the Canadian capital markets,” said Johnston in a statement. “I have witnessed a growing concern in the capital-raising community of the limited options to foster the growth of their business and ensure long-term success. I am excited to join Canada’s newest stock exchange and to play a dynamic role in championing Canada’s success raising capital on the public markets.” TSX proposes flat fee for retail market data U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions James Langton Related newscenter_img Toronto-based Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (NEO Exchange), which is looking to shake up the Canadian exchange business, has launched a listings services business and hired an industry veteran to head up that venture. Aequitas Innovations Inc. (Aequitas), which launched the NEO Exchange trading platform earlier this year, is now accepting applications from companies and investment product issuers seeking to list their securities. It’s targeting both new listings and companies looking to migrate their existing listing from another Canadian exchange — promising “a superior experience” for both issuers and investors driven by the company’s approach to listing standards, its market-making program and its market data. Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies Aequitas NEO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Brexit: Fitch, S&P downgrade their ratings on the U.K.

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Fitch Ratings Inc. and S&P Financial Services LLC have downgraded their sovereign credit ratings on the U.K. in the wake of last week’s “Brexit” referendum result and the turmoil that has followed. Specifically, Fitch cut its issuer default ratings to ‘AA’ from ‘AA+’ and S&P lowered its ratings to ‘AA’ from ‘AAA’ on Monday. The outlooks for the ratings are also negative. Uncertain outlook creates risks, opportunities for equity investors Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Brexit may drive firms out of U.K.: Survey U.K. economy shrinks for first time since 2012 as Brexit bitescenter_img Keywords Brexit In addition, Moody’s Investors Service said in the immediate aftermath of last week’s vote that the outcome was credit negative for the U.K., but it has yet to make any move with its rating. S&P calls the Brexit vote “a seminal event, [that] will lead to a less predictable, stable, and effective policy framework in the U.K.” Its downgrade also reflects the risks of a “marked deterioration of” external financing conditions. Furthermore, S&P also points to the contrary results in Scotland and Northern Ireland as possibly creating “wider constitutional issues” for the U.K., overall. Fitch’s decision to downgrade stems from its expectation that the vote result will have a negative impact on the U.K.’s economy, public finances and political continuity: “Fitch believes that uncertainty following the referendum outcome will induce an abrupt slowdown in short-term [gross domestic product (GDP)] growth, as businesses defer investment and consider changes to the legal and regulatory environment.” Despite the high degree of uncertainty surrounding the extent of the negative shock, Fitch has revised its forecast for real GDP growth down to 1.6% in 2016 (from 1.9%) and to 0.9% in 2017 in 2018 (from 2%). It also says that medium-term growth will also likely be weaker “due to less favourable terms for exports to the [European Union (EU)], lower immigration and a reduction in foreign direct investment.” In addition, Fitch notes that the referendum has created political turmoil, including the resignation of the current prime minister, which is “contributing to heightened uncertainty over government economic policies and diminished scope for policy implementation.” Moreover, the fact that Scotland voted to stay in the EU, “makes a second referendum on Scottish independence more probable in the short to medium term,” it says. “The negative outlook reflects the risk to economic prospects, fiscal and external performance and the role of sterling as a reserve currency, as well as risks to the constitutional and economic integrity of the U.K. if there is another referendum on Scottish independence,” S&P adds. Moody’s notes that the lasting credit impact of the vote “will depend on the nature of the UK’s new ties with the EU,” and notes that the potential credit risks extend beyond the sovereign to various corporate sectors will likely be affected. James Langton Related newslast_img read more

FINRA reviewing brokers’ outside business activities

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on Monday launched a review of its rules governing brokers’ outside business and private securities transactions to evaluate whether the rules are working as intended. “These rules were designed to protect investors from potentially problematic or risky activities that are unknown to the firm but could be perceived by the investing public as either part of the firm’s business or having the firm’s imprimatur. In addition, the rules protect firms from reputational or litigation risks when employees engage in business and securities activities outside of the firm,” FINRA says in statement. CSA seeks to streamline registration reporting The review aims to examine whether the rules are effective in dealing with the kinds of problems they were intended to address, FINRA notes. The regulator is also seeking feedback on the economic impact of the rules, and potential compliance challenges. “Regularly reviewing significant rules to ensure they remain effective at protecting investors in an efficient manner is a key priority that aligns with our FINRA360 initiative,” says Robert Cook, president and CEO, FINRA, in a statement. “Successful self-regulation requires continuous renewal and improvement. Meaningful dialogue with stakeholders is essential to that process.” Comments on the review are due by June 29. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newscenter_img MFDA bans former Edmonton mutual fund rep James Langton Keywords Outside business activitiesCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Former advisor sees sanctions doubledlast_img read more

Regulatory Agencies Catalyst for Development – Spencer

first_imgRelatedRegulatory Agencies Catalyst for Development – Spencer FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State for Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Senator Kern Spencer, has said that the services provided by the regulatory agencies of the Ministry, especially those directly related to commerce, were critical to the process of economic development.“These agencies may best be described as the catalysts for sustained and sustainable development,” he said in his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday (Dec. 1).The agencies to which the State Minister refers are the Fair Trading Commission, Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, Trade Board, Consumer Affairs Commission, Bureau of Standards, Companies Office of Jamaica, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and the Postal Corporation of Jamaica.“Together, these subject areas impact critical areas of national development and the processes that must be harmonised in order to generate, sustain and regulate enterprise, as well as securing the interest and welfare of the consumer,” he stated.Meanwhile, as part of a government thrust, several state agencies, including those of the Commerce and Technology Ministry, have implemented major modernisation initiatives to improve the information technology infrastructure.The move is in keeping with entreaties from CARICOM for nation states to utilize science and technology for national development.Part of this effort include the recent passage of an E-Commerce Bill, which, according to Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce Minister, Phillip Paulwell, would provide greater prospects to small businesses, as they would be able to bypass expensive advertising to reach a greater market via the world wide web.Minister Paulwell informed that the government was closer to a paperless society through the institution of e-commerce and e-governance in Ministries and that a vast number of transactions were now possible over the Internet. RelatedRegulatory Agencies Catalyst for Development – Spencer Regulatory Agencies Catalyst for Development – Spencer UncategorizedDecember 4, 2006center_img Advertisements RelatedRegulatory Agencies Catalyst for Development – Spencerlast_img read more

JPs Warned not to Campaign and Adjudicate in Court Matters

first_imgJPs Warned not to Campaign and Adjudicate in Court Matters UncategorizedJuly 20, 2007 RelatedJPs Warned not to Campaign and Adjudicate in Court Matters Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, has warned Justices of the Peace (JPs) who are actively engaged in the current political campaign for the upcoming General Elections on August 27, not to adjudicate matters in the courts.“If you (Justice of the Peace) are actively campaigning, you need to advise the Custos, so that he can remove you from the Roster until after August 27 because you cannot be wearing colours while you are dealing with people’s business on the bench.If you speak to the Resident Magistrates, they will tell you that they cannot and ought not to wear any colours signalling political affiliation while they sit on the bench,” she said.Mrs. Palmer was giving the main address at the swearing-in of 27 new JPs for St. James, held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, on (July 19).She pointed out that as JPs and administrators of the Ministry of Justice, they should make every effort to preserve and maintain the integrity of the office of JP, one of the bastions of society.“The office of Justice of the Peace came out of what was decent society and in fact in your community you are the first keeper of the peace, so therefore you have to stand up for something to be able to enjoy the respect, trust and confidence of the citizens,” she told the new JPs.“The citizens in St. James must have found in you those qualities that are features of the character of Justices of the Peace. They must have satisfied the police, your Resident Magistrates and the Custos, hence you have been trained and are here today for your swearing-in so whatever it takes, whatever rules, principles, protocol or guidelines we will have to adopt, whatever amendments to the law we have to do, then we will do so in order to maintain one of the bastions of our society,” Mrs. Palmer stressed. She highlighted the tremendous work being done by JPs across the country in assisting citizens to authenticate documents, and for participating in the various aspects of the court system.“We really want to pause to commend you as Justices of the Peace for the work you do. It is work in this country that we could not pay for,” Mrs. Palmer said.center_img RelatedJPs Warned not to Campaign and Adjudicate in Court Matters RelatedJPs Warned not to Campaign and Adjudicate in Court Matterslast_img read more